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What is the best silicone sealer for a mobile home roof and best installation techniques?

Need some help here. We need to seal our single wide mobile home roof. I've read that silicone is best. From there I've seen multiple instalation recommendations from just clean the roof make sure its ...
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How do I install steel dowels into the side walls of my brick bbq?

This is a follow up this question: How can I rig a raising/lowering mechanism to my grill? I get the sense that trying to make a fancy mechanism will be too much trouble, so I will go with steel ...
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How to obtain smooth and sharp silicone line on rough tiles?

How can I obtain sharp silicone caulking when the walls are tiled with small tiles, with a rough texture? I used a silicone profiling tool, but I did not try spraying soapy water before profiling. The ...
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How to repair grout detaching from bathroom floor/shower base junction

I recently bought a condo and noticed that the grout between the bathroom floor and the shower is detaching from the tiles and shower base (see photos). I'm wondering what is the best way to repair ...
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Where to apply silicone to this shower screen?

I am having difficulty interpreting these installation instructions for a shower screen. Where should I be applying silicone? To the horizontal joint outside the shower and to the vertical joints ...
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Built-in Wardrobe Using Silicone / Sealant to attach to Wall [closed]

I've just removed an in-built wardrobe in our new-build apartment and have realised that they only used sealant to secure it to the walls and ceiling. This was an L-shaped wardrobe in an L-shaped nook....
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Noticed silicone seam in shower was peeling and had lots of mold behind it

My shower has plastic sides that are sealed together with a silicone seam along the edges. Today while cleaning it I noticed it was starting to peel. I pulled it back a little and a bunch of moldy ...
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Typical Thickness of Silicone Between Countertop and Underlay

Instructions for installing a solid surface countertop call to use "one dab of silicone adhesive every 12" (305 mm) to 18" (457 mm) to secure". I have two questions: How big is a ...
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Why is silicone caulk still wet to the touch a day later? [duplicate]

I have a glass & metal umbrella table that needed to have the metal frame glued to the underside of the glass. I flipped the glass table upside down on another table. I clamped the corners down ...
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Plumber's putty or silicone for tub drain?

I am replacing the drain and overflow on an enamel-coated steel tub with an ABS tub drain kit. The new drain shoe is ABS, and the drain/strainer on the top side of the tub is chromed metal. What kind ...
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Any reason not to silicone caulk around glass shower brackets?

I’ve had the glass installers come by to fix, but I’m wondering if there’s any reason I should not fully silicone caulk around the brackets that hold the glass in place. The company has only caulked ...
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Question about DIY repair of bathtub and tile caulking/grout/silicone in gap with no backing (plus curiosity question)

I am a a first time DIYer working on an old bathroom. The tub seems like porcelain-enameled steel. I have removed moldy caulk and cracked grout from around the tub. The most puzzling issue is ...
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Silicone caulk turned yellow within 24 hours

I caulked in my new shower and around my tub with GE Advanced silicone caulk and within 24 hours it turned yellow. Yellow around wall tile in shower and the apron of the tub. Everything in the ...
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wet finger to smooth out silicone?

I have seen some tile guys wet their finger with saliva to smooth out a bead of silicone in a corner of a shower stall. does this minor wetness have any adverse affects on the surface layer of the ...
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Can I recaulk joints in a fiberglass shower surround after removing old caulk?

There's a fiberglass shower stall in my bathroom. It consists of two wall panels and one pan, and there seems to be glue/caulk in the seams between them, as shown in the photos. I wonder if I can ...
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Bathroom Grout Cracking

The bathroom was renovated by the previous owner last year and has been seldom used. However, there are cracks found at the joints, e.g. along the red lines. What might be the cause? Was it wrong to ...
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Can silicone caulk fill a 1cm shower gap?

I just had a new bathroom built. Contractor was unfamiliar with the shower wall panels' material (Muraluxe panels). The resulting gap between the wall and angled ceiling is pretty wide (1cm at the ...
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Safely and cleanly remove mirror stuck with silicone adhesive from wooden frame

I have a 27" wide mirror that has been glued with a silicone adhesive on a plywood frame that's about 10mm thick. The height of the mirror is roughly 36". I'm looking for some advice on how ...
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Why does caulk sometimes escape the back end of the tube instead of the nozzle?

The tube, which I bought in December 2021, says Batch 21E11 Expiry 05/2023 I'm taking this to mean that it was produced one month before purchase, and at this time still has 15 months before expiry. ...
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Can I do silicone caulking touch ups next day after fresh caulking?

I just caulked my bathroom using silicone but I am not happy with what I did in a few spots Can I do some touch ups next day? This is mostly costmetic for fixing either rougher areas or uneven areas. ...
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How to ensure silicone gun products last as long as possible

Over time I have used many products that require a gun. The issue I have is I do not use these often. Meaning I will buy some silicone, apply to the silicone to an area in my bathroom and then return ...
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What should I use to fill the gaps in tile before placing luxury vinyl planks over them?

I'm installing luxury vinyl planks with an underlayment in my basement. They will go over top of an existing tile floor. I've heard mixed opinions on whether filling in the gaps in the tile is ...
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What are the minimum and the maximum grout lines/gaps that you can cover with 100% silicone?

What are the minimum and the maximum grout lines that you can cover with 100% silicone? With grout line I mean the space between two tiles, without any applied; I don't mean covering a grouted space ...
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How do you preserve expensive 100% silicon color match for your grout for long term?

I have ordered this https://thefloorbox.ca/products/tec-accucolor-100-silicone-sealant-62052?sku=TA155909&gclid=...
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Should I put caulk between glass and wood frame?

I have this custom made stained glass piece that I want to fit inside my transom above a room door. The picture shows wooden slats (1/2 x 1") used to hold the glass on one side, the other side ...
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How to caulk wide gap around bath

I want to re-do the caulk around my bath, but the gap starts small and grows to about 4cm. It doesn't need to be a perfect finish -- just enough to stop the water until the bathroom is refurbished ...
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Silicone and bathroom tile: how long is it viable?

A few months ago we had a home inspector in who mentioned that some of our tile grout was starting to fail around our tub/shower, and that it should be replaced as soon as possible, preferably with a ...
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Problems removing silicone from brick

In the process of remodeling the house and there was some "decorative" plywood attached on both sides of a sliding glass door. It was fastened with masonry nails and seals with silicone ...
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How to properly strip silicone wire insulation?

The silicone high temperature double (fiberglass weave?) insulated wire is not getting stripped by wire strippers because it is very soft and seemingly molded onto the wire. How can I remove the ...
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Is there a non-glossy silicone for granite backsplashes?

We recently had LEATHERED granite countertops installed. We are waiting for the majority of the kitchen backsplashes to be cut to height in order to fit under existing wall tile, but one piece was ...
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Why is silicone caulk "falling" or peeling away from new bath countertop and wall?

About 6 months ago, we hired a remodeler/carpenter to install a new bathroom vanity top. They caulked around the vanity and it looked good until a couple of months ago, when it started to gap and tear ...
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Is Advanced and Supreme silicone worth the extra cost over the All purpose silicone? [closed]

This is a general inquiry into silicone sealants that you buy at home improvement stores in 10oz tubes. Many of us have fallen a victim to “Good/Better/Best” marketing strategy of manufacturer ...
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Mend a Silicone lump

Last night I made a vertical silicone bead Roughly 1.8m long. I used a fugi tool. The bead has a 10cm section that looks lumpy in the Centre. Now it has been curing for 12hours. Can I cut this ...
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What caulk to use for basement leaks at cove joint where floor meets the wall? Polyurethane, silicone, or latex-based Drylok?

I noticed a small moist patch of the floor near a radon mitigation system. However, I suspect that it has little to do with the radon system but was due to failed caulking at the cove joint, as there ...
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Siliconed round windows before repainting jambs - should have done it after? [duplicate]

I'm repainting a room. I've scraped back the loose paint (in places back to plaster), filled, sugar soaped and, to my low standards, it's ready to paint. I also scraped out the old mouldy silicone ...
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Small hole in shower base

I have a shower at home that was installed before I arrived. Water leaks when someone takes a shower. By having water running through the drain, I confirmed the leak does not come from the drain or ...
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What is the difference between food-grade caulk and caulk labeled for kitchen use?

I want to caulk the edges of my kitchen sink. Since I use the sink regularly to wash food and do dishes, I want to make sure there won't be contamination. I am considering 2 types of caulk. This food-...
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Thorough removal of uncured silicone sealant

I have used silicone sealant to seal our toilet bowls's socket against the floor tiles. It turned out, the sealant was overaged and didn't cure anymore. So the socket and the bowl is contamined with ...
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How to apply silicone to an edge (tidily)

How can I coat an edge with silicone? There are caulking tools for all kinds of joints such as these, but there seems to be no such tools for edges. I tried using my fingers, but this is far from tidy....
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How to clean off old elastomeric

We have a flat roof that sprung a leak last year, I'm just getting around to repairing it. What I found is that the existing elastomeric coating was not put in correctly - it is bubbling (meaning the ...
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Is a long shower the main cause of this leak? Would clear silicone on all grout lines help?

We are in a brand new house for the past 1 year. From the first month onward, we have noticed water coming out from under the door jamb pictured here. When we put a plastic sheet all over the shower, ...
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Can plumber's silicone grease be used as dielectric grease?

Can I use plumber's silicone grease as a substitute for silicone dielectric grease? They both appear to contain dimethylpolysiloxane and silicon dioxide. Is this the same product given different ...
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Is caulk referred to as silicone caulk?

I know there is a difference between silicone and caulk? Sometimes I see caulk referred to as silicone caulk which makes me think it is silicone or a type of silicone. Is it correct to use the term ...
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Should I use silicone or caulk between skirting board and vinyl tiles, cement and vinyl tiles?

Should I use silicone between vinyl tiles and wooden skirting? I imagine yes since the skirting board may contract even though the tiles do not? What about if there is no skirting i.e. vinyl and ...
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Which caulk around the sink in kitchen is a health-safe?

I need to glue a metal sink within the hole in the countertop - a gap has appeared in one place of contact-edge between the sink and top-counter. Many people have recommend silicone. My question is ...
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Good way to seal a large ceramic tile to a glass surface?

I complete glass reptile cages by attaching electric heat tape to part of two of the four walls and under about 1/3 of the floor to create a “hot spot.” There is a thermostat with a sensor probe ...
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How do I break a shower tray silicone seal with limited access?

I have a leaking pipe joint under my shower tray and need to remove the shower tray to gain access. The side of the tray is sealed to the wall with silicone. The top of this joint is covered by the ...
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Sealing skirted bathtub

There are plenty of tutorials for sealing/caulking bathtubs. However, my bathtub has a kind of skirting around its edge, as in picture: How do I go about that? Should I caulk both edges? I plan to ...
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Accidentally removed part of rubber strip between bathtub and glass while replacing silicone caulk

I've had moldy, leaky silicone in my shower for a while, and decided it's time to replace it. But I got over-eager in pulling it out and got a chunk of an also-moldy rubber seal/spacer/gasket that's ...
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Recipe for homemade Sugru (Oogoo) that permanently adheres to objects

https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Sugru-IMPROVED/ has a reply of: Let's see... 1.5 units (by volume) of cornstarch mixed with 2 units of silicone. Add some kind of paint for color. OR maybe ...
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