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Plumber's putty or silicone for tub drain?

Plumber's putty is used (in the modern world) to keep gunk out of cracks and little else. It's not a primary drain seal strategy. The rubber gasket is the drain seal. Putty would just aid in cleaning ...
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Noticed silicone seam in shower was peeling and had lots of mold behind it

Typically there's a flange back there with the shower wall shingling on top to prevent water intrusion. Just strip the old sealant, clean everything, dry everything out, and apply fresh sealant. ...
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Why is silicone caulk still wet to the touch a day later?

If it smells weird and never sets up, it's too old. The only way to fix things is to clean it up with acetone or mineral spirits and start fresh with a tube that is within expiration. If you bought ...
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Plumber's putty or silicone for tub drain?

I called the drain manufacturer (OS&B) and the technical support said to use oil-free (often indicated as stain-free) plumber's putty or silicone caulk/sealant under the strainer. They did advise ...
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Plumber's putty or silicone for tub drain?

I too, prefer plumber's putty, but the general consensus is don't use it with plastics. "the ABS drain shoe comes with a thick rubber gasket" I believe the gasket is to provide the seal......
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How do you clean up silicone caulk?

xylene - nasty stuff but is what is used to thin silicone.
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Typical Thickness of Silicone Between Countertop and Underlay

The last one I did I had spacers to set the exact height so the top was level from the cupboard framing / supports. These spacers were all between 2 or 3mm and some points needed none. Then the dabs ...
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How do I install steel dowels into the side walls of my brick bbq?

IMO dry but tight would be fine. Who knows if whatever adhesive you might use will offgas with heat? They should really only undergo shear forces, which adhesive wouldn't really do much for.
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How do I install steel dowels into the side walls of my brick bbq?

Long story short- go with concrete anchors. They are all-metal, so you just put them in drilled holes, and tighten (mind the force, as they could crack bricks).
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Built-in Wardrobe Using Silicone / Sealant to attach to Wall

There is a real safety concern with bookshelves, wardrobes, etc. They can tip over onto children (adults too, but children are more vulnerable because they are smaller and more likely to climb on ...
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