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Old 07-14-2012, 12:12 PM
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I have missed them on several jobs by a few days.And the superintendent will tell me to watch my P and Q
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:00 PM
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I have missed them on several jobs by a few days.And the superintendent will tell me to watch my P and Q
Constuction site inspections. Makes more sense now. Silly me.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:10 PM
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I have been using Whitlam / Wet Dry Low Voc PVC glue. I open the can to use it and it appeared to be thinner that usual. I guess due to the excessive heat in the vehicle.

I was reluctant to use it for fear of failure.

Do you do anything to protect your glue from the heat this time of year?

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I have heard of guys mixing primer into glue to thin it but have never thought of doing it myself.
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:19 PM
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Oddly, his was thinner than normal already
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:21 PM
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Yes....mine appeared to be thinner; not thicker.

Maybe just my imagination.....maybe the heat was getting to me too!

Thanks for everyone's feedback.

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Old 07-14-2012, 08:22 PM
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Store your glue upside down. It will last longer and you'll get fewer fumes.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:28 PM
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Store your glue upside down. It will last longer and you'll get fewer fumes.
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Hows that work?
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:58 PM
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The best way to protect glue fro heat is leave it on the supply house shelves and buy a bag of crimp clamps and a roll of poly instead.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:24 PM
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The glue seals off the cap area from air and the fumes can't escape through the bottom of the can. It also makes contractors clean all the gunked glue around the cap area off so the cap can get put back on properly and tight. Even then fumes can still escape throught the cap. A good way to test this is to buy two small cans of glue. Open them both up then reclose. Store one upside down and the other right next to it right side up. Check them in about two months.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:49 PM
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i have had the glue turn to rubber from heat, and age too. that is why i buy smaller containers for repair, and larger ones for the install when we get them.

i have once pushed the limits of glue,and came back to fix it. glue is cheap compared to the time to re do something from failure. good call to replace it.

what to do though? take it out of the vehicle when not in use. speaking of that, i left mine in the van! doh
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