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Removing old silicon sealant and it's very sticky

I'm replacing some old silicon sealant around my bathroom sink. I've already done around the bath tub and that was fine: I removed the old sealant with a knife, cleaned it up and reapplied a new bead. ...
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Ant proofing a wall

For some reason yellow meadow ants have developed a fascination with a certain interior wall in our house. The usual gels, powders and sprays are having little effect. They do slow down for a while ...
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Why is my new and newly stained deck showing all dirt and grime that doesn't come off with soap and water?

I built a deck about a month ago. It was primed and stained with a solid stain. I am noticing that all the shoe prints from the dirt are showing up. I have tried watering it down, adding soap, and ...
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What sealant to use on a hole in the interior of the house on an external wall?

There's a tiny, tiny hole in an external wall that separates my living room and the outside front entryway. This is important because I just saw a bug crawl through the hole from the outside into my ...
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How to permanently remove moisture on concrete kitchen floor

We are currently renovating our kitchen and when we removed our vinyl flooring we noticed lot of moisture. We want to put self adhesive vinyl tiles but wanted to avoid the scenario of moisture ...
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Sealant for external outlet

What type of sealant should I use for this? I'm assuming 100% silicone.
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What type of sealant/caulk is this used on inside corner of shower frame rail?

Does anybody know if this is just a clear silicone caulk or something else? Lexel? It doesn't go all the way into the gap where the vertical and horizontal shower frame rails meet, which I want to be ...
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Would caustic soda destroy a rubber gasket under a sink?

Today I made the mistake of pouring caustic soda down a kitchen waste-pipe to unblock it. Despite reading that it's safe on plastic pipes, it created a terrible leak between the pipe and the underside ...
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Will using a paint or sealer on a concrete floor damage it?

I live in a 1st floor flat (relatively new build) that has concrete underneath the carpet. I'd like to remove the carpet and treat the concrete and have concrete floor. The floor seems pretty solid ...
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What sealant should I buy to secure cable in brick?

I have an ethernet cable that goes into house from the outside wall. What sealant should I look for that will not crack the cable? I need to keep wind and rain out of the house from the hole. It ...
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How do I add grip to concrete sealer after it is already applied?

Last fall, we had H&C Colortop Solvent Based Concreat Sealer 250 applied to a textured concrete driveway and walkway. It look amazingly better and have gotten many complements from the neighbors, ...
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Patch for Tile Sealant Coat

I have a problem with the tiles around the tub in my ~1910 residential apartment building in Washington DC. At some point the existing tile was coated in some sort of sealant layer, which has ...
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Door seal to stop spreading cooking odour

Have reasonably good ventilation and smoke extractor in the kitchen. But still, food/cooking odour are spreading in adjacent rooms; possibly through a small gap between door and frame. Can anyone ...
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Spraying Drylok Paint?

I need to seal my basement walls. The manufacturer indicates that Drylok can be sprayed. However most professionals I speak with state that it will destroy the gun. Is it possible to spray Drylok ...
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What material can be used to bond metal to metal and is removable in the future? [closed]

I'm looking to seal an opening in a metal refrigerator with a standard heatsink as a part of a thermoelectric cooling setup. It'd be ideal if there was a bonding material of some sort that can squish ...
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I have a leaking drain in my kitchen sink

There are two washers that are constantly coming loose under my kitchen sink. I've tightened and retightened both of them with a pipe wrench, but they always come loose. They don't seem to be ...
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Teflon Tape or Sealant on Any Flare Fittings for Gas Connections?

I am trying to hook up a gas dryer. The gas line has a flare fitting 1/2 in. that goes into a 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. coupling/reducer (in order to fit into a 3/8 in. gas connector, as suggested by help ...
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How do I identify if a caulk is water-based or solvent-based?

I have a new position in a hardware store, and I have customers asking me which caulking materials I have are water-based, and which ones are solvent-based. This is important for cleanup and tooling, ...
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What product or method to waterproof an underground concrete-bottomed water cistern?

I have an existing 42" diameter x 11' deep underground water cistern installed in my backyard that I am starting to use for irrigation. It has HDPE walls and poured concrete bottom. There is no ...
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What can I use to seal section of concrete roof?

We have a rough concrete roof, and it's leaking in a particular section. In that particular section, there's very little pooling and there's some leaking. It's very sunny here, so the water ends up ...
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Is it OK to seal the top side of a deck concrete footing?

This is a follow up for this question Deck footing 2" above the ground -does that apply to a patio? What is the reason behind the 2" restriction? I decided to have my concrete footing under ...
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Non-Permanent Plastic Pipe Sealant or Join Improvement?

Brief: Looking for recommendations on a product to improve the seal of 2 joined plastic pipes (narrower pipe wedged into wider one) that is non-permanent + water and hot/cold resistant? Details: I ...
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tar joint between garage wall and asphalt

There's a kind of a gap between the asphalt and the garage which causes moisture to accumulate there. I'd like to seal that gap by making a tar joint: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.sealant-...
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Shed with gaps at the top, wasp nest come back every year

I have a nice shed in the backyard but every year wasp nests reappear in there. the shed has these 2x4 sized gaps between the roof and the side walls on the sides of the shed. I saw a recommendation ...
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How can I prevent water from beading on roof drain channel?

I have a flat-roof above my flat, and have located the source of a leak which has been dripping for years. I have bought some roof sealer (Roof Trade) and painted it over the channel where the leak ...
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Best materials to seal curved shower wall corner to shower tray

The shower on my boat has curved corners where the 'walls' meet. The walls are currently sealed to the tray with a curved profile strip of plastic plus silicon sealant. The profile strips were cut ...
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Hight temperiture sealant

There is a inch-long crack between the burner and the surface of my stove top and there is gas leaking out when the stove is turn on. My contractor said that the sealant got burn off. What can I use ...
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Best way to close gap around a fire place?

Along my fire place I have pretty good gaps that allows a lot of draft into he house during winter. I was thinking of just using foam backer rods and then caulking over that to seal the gaps nicely. I ...
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Product identification/recommendation to seal top of foundation wall

In preparation for winter, I've started to inspect the exterior of my house and noticed some of the sealant at the top of the basement wall needs replacing. Unfortunately I bought the house like this ...
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Resealing around a bath

I have never resealed a bath before. I'm confident on what I need to do except for one thing... A lot of the sealant is still in great condition. It's only the sealant behind the taps that has gone ...
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Repairing improperly installed flashing

I am in the process of buying a house that has a roof with improperly installed flashing: As you can see from the image, the flashing was installed on top of the shingles instead of underneath them. ...
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How to find a deck sealant that is compatible with some old sealant that I can't find anymore

I am cleaning and re-sealing a wood deck. I have an old half-can of sealant that I would like to use up. I asked the manufacturer how to find the current product, and they told me this is the one: ...
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is there an oil-based sealant to discourage carpenter bees from eating cedar siding and trim

I have read that only a paint or varnish layer will do the trick, but I'm wondering if there's any oil-based penetrating sealant for cedar that has some ingredient carpenter bees find noxious, so I ...
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What is this cement coating?

I have this coating on my front porch which is starting to disintegrate. I think the porch slab is probably still good, so I want to just replace the coating but I can't figure out what it is. I'm ...
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Is it a bad idea to temporarily caulk a toilet base leak?

We've discovered that our toilet is leaking at the base (related question: How can I repair a toilet that is leaking at the base?) and needs repair. However, whoever installed the toilet originally ...
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How to avoid mold in shower caulk?

For the third time, I plan to remove this strip of caulk in my bathtub/shower a bit beyond the discoloration (mold?) and recaulk it. I would like to get it right this time. I plan to remove the ...
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Precautions to take using half completed bathroom

What sort of precautions should be taken when using a half completed bathroom that is mid-refurbishment, to avoid damage or extra time/money having to be spent. Specifically, when using the shower (...
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Sealing inside fireplace

I gave an old home and the fireplace on the outside shows cracks and shifted brick. I tried to use the fireplace and it was fine but eventually smokes started coming in the house. I know there are ...
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Covering some smelly paint

Recently (4 days ago) I replaced a solid radiator with a column one. On removing the solid radiator the wallpaper was as you might expect an old colour. I managed to find an opened tin of paint the ...
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Fill/seal large gap around shower base

We just bought a new house and I noticed the shower is leaking. I went to reseal the shower with a silicon based sealant, but then noticed that the gaps are pretty large. Along one side, between ...
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Is SealsAll still available?

I read an answer which referred to a product called "SealsAll", but I can't find this product. Anyone know if it still available? Thanks Tester101. That does look like a more appropriate product for ...