Crack Filler Dispenser

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by ancient kayaker, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    It can get tiring squeezing filler into a long crack from one of those plastic tubes and it doesn't always come in those tubes that fit cauling guns, so here's one way around the problem.
     

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    That is a good idea. You could also band clamp 2 dowels to the closed end and bend the tube around them as a 2nd option.
     

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    A sheet metal vise grip works good too.

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  4. ancient kayaker
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    I used to have a wire handle for winding up the bottom of the tube but I haven't seen one for a few years. The clamp gadget gives great control of pressure though . . .
     
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    Maybe a tuning fork looking thing with a bent handle would do a good job.
     

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    That is similar in principle to the wire handle I used to have, which used to be sold for getting the last gram of toothpaste out of the bottom of the tube . . .
     
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    I never could figure out how to get the last 10 percent..or maybe more...out of a tube.

    typically i sort of smash the tube, drive the last bit of Sikaflex out and all over my hands and work overalls, then I carefully scape the stuff of my hands and clothing with a putty knife and apply to the fitting
    Works for me...
     
  8. Submarine Tom

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    The title of this thread makes me think of something completely different...
     
  9. Petros
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    cut the tube and use a putty knife to get the last bit out, including in the nozzle area. I hate wasting costly materials.
     
  10. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    I'm sure the same principle will apply . . .
     
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  14. PAR
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    Plumber's putty . . .
     

  15. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    I didn't expect such interest for a simple idea. I guess hardly anyone is building because of the recession.

    Tom: er, not quite sure what we're talking about here, but whatever you do with it, be careful . . .
     
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