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DVS Hardscaper
06-14-2007, 10:31 PM
I know this is going to seem like a silly topic.

But this has been on my mind for a while.

We buy our block adhesive in 29 oz tubes. I am not certain, but I believe the brand we buy is 'PL'.

We pay $5.95 / tube.

But another supplier sells a different brand (29 oz tubes), and they sell it for somewhere around $17 / tube!

To this day we have NEVER had any problems with any of the brands of block adhesive we have used. As long as the block is clean and dry when the glue is applied, they all seem to work well.


I am curious what you folks are payin for adhesive.

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Captains Landscape
06-14-2007, 10:38 PM
If I use the PL 300 Construction adhesive it's $2.80, the block specific PL is $3-4 thats what we use.

Captains Landscape
06-14-2007, 10:40 PM
I think those prices reflect the 10.2 oz tube......

cgland
06-14-2007, 11:05 PM
We use either PL or Brickstop Adhesive in 29oz. tubes and are paying around $6/tube

Chris

zedosix
06-14-2007, 11:08 PM
I use the gator xxx glue. I find it superior to PL, but costs a bit more. I buy it by the case so not sure how much per tube (or case for that matter)Permacon sells there stuff for 15 bucks (large tube). They say it is gator xxx packaged under their name. Looks like PL to me.

ChampionLS
06-15-2007, 04:59 AM
SRW Adhesive
Works very well and will stick to wet or frozen block. Available in 10 or 29 oz. tubes $2.75, $5.95 Also has a great shelf life after being opened.

Drakeslayer
10-25-2013, 12:28 AM
6.95 for SRW.

Red Shed Landscaping
10-25-2013, 01:06 AM
I agree with everything Champion said. Same price and sticks to frozen/wet block. At the end of the year I have an open tube and can still use it in the spring.

Stillwater
10-25-2013, 03:32 AM
Pl :.......
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Bigred350
10-29-2013, 11:17 PM
We use liquid nail and have never had a problem with it
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Stillwater
10-29-2013, 11:32 PM
We use liquid nail and have never had a problem with it
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Awhile ago I tested liquid nails on some Pennsylvania field stone it was impossible to seperate the stone without destroying it, impressed I soaked the glued stone in water for a week or 2 still destroyed the stone getting it apart. The stuff is tenacious.
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scagrider22
10-30-2013, 12:46 AM
We use PL poly in the 29 oz tubes, a case of 12 is around $90.00 I've tried the gator glue and it didn't hold as well and cost more than the PL poly. The PL poly is also stronger than the PL landscape block adhesive.
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amscapes03
10-31-2013, 10:16 PM
I agree, the Basic PL is stronger than the PL Landscape Adhesive. The only difference I've found between the two (aside from strength) was the Landscape PL doesn't ooze and run like the regular PL does when you stop squeezing the trigger and release the catch.

jmkr02
11-04-2013, 09:20 PM
is the pl the stuff made by locktite? We switched to srw after the I think it was the pl that went to a low voc non stick formula.
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jmkr02
11-06-2013, 10:24 PM
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scagrider22
11-06-2013, 10:42 PM
is the pl the stuff made by locktite? We switched to srw after the I think it was the pl that went to a low voc non stick formula.
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I don't know anything about the formulas but I do know many of the block adhesives dry hard causing them to pop loose during freeze and thaw cycles. The PL polyurethane doesn't dry hard so it can shift without coming loose. I'm no scientist but this is what I have learned after years experience.
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dnc19694339
11-07-2013, 07:19 PM
We use PL Premium. Have to get the premium. Get it at Lowes by the case its about $6/tube.

jmkr02
11-14-2013, 09:26 PM
I agree with the pliability pulling walls apart after 15 to 20 years to make way for additions the pliable stuff holds.
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