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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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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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Someone with a Durometer please advise me regarding Shore A values?

I need to buy some silicone around 30 - 40 Shore A units of rubber softness. It's for vibration dampers in a home engineering project. Online it only says that an average school rubber is 40A, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Put new silicone on top of old bead

The old silicone bead has spots of mould, I believe the proper way is to remove the old silicone first then apply new silicone to get the same thickness and outlook. But I wonder if any thing bad can ...
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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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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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How can I repair cracks at corners of tiled walls?

I recently had a bathroom renovated these cracks are appearing in the corner of shower cubicle where two walls meet . Obviously workmanship not been good but is this easily fixed with a reliable long ...
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