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u/ard3nt_lustr3 · 2 pointsr/Tools

i'm not a fan of buying kits or any sort of bargain tool sets. you get what you pay for and those i have found are usually not worth thier weight.

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start with the basics. for pliers and screwdrivers i'd go for Klein Tools. thier 11-in-1 screwdriver is usually all I needed when going to figure out a problem in a tenant's apt. they even make precision screwdrivers. a pair of linesman plier and needlenose are both super handy. an adjustable wrench is a great tool to have. always helpful to not have to go digging for the right size. pump pliers are prefect for any stuck valve or even to get your garden hose on and off. i'd also get a voltage tester. if you do anything with electrical wiring before you zap yourself you can test if the power is on or off.

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for a tape measure you can't go wrong with a classic Stanley. there's lots of options in this department. stanley also makes decent saws. for general purposes the SHarptooth will work. hack saws are for cutting any sort of metal. a general socket set is also good to have. if you're working with any sort of wood you'll need a good block plane. same goes for for chisels. if you're nailing on trim you'll need a nailset so you can hit the head of the nail and not the wood around it.

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there's lots of types of utility knives available too. Stanley still makes thier classic model. Dewalt recently released a snap-off blade knife that's all-metal. i have a half dozen already, they feel good in your hand and it's easy to get a new sharp edge. Milwaukee makes flip-open utility knifes that are pretty handy too. or you could go for a classic Olfa. that metal tail doubles as a paint can opener.

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a good pair of Aviation Snips will do a lot for you. they're great for cutting sheet metal, siding, metal fencing or even some plastics.

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i buy all my Squares and Levels from Empire Tools. start with a torpedo level. they're the most handy and most often used in my kits. from hanging paintings to leveling your stove to building a workbench.

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i've had lots of hammers, currently use Stiletto ones but a good Estwing will last you a lifetime. they also make the best small pry bar.

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good paintbrushes are easy to find. Wooster makes a few. just make sure you clean them well after each use and store them either in the original packaging or wrapped in newspaper so you don't ruin the bristles.

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clamps are always handy in and around the house and shop.

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a good caulk gun like this Tajima is last you a lifetime.

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if you're doing any sort of furniture making get yourself a kregjig. it's a pocket hole jig. worth every penny!

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want to get fancy? get a stud finder. ditch the battery ones and go for a Studpop. it finds the screws or nails already holding up your drywall.

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don't know if you're considering cordless power tools. personally, i'd get into the Milwaukee M12 line. you can start with a basic set and expand from there. it's one of the largest lines of 12V tools and they're as powerful if not more powerful than some 18V tools. i know a plumber who uses them exclusively because every power tool he needs is run of the same battery. you can always add tools or bigger capacity batteries as you need them later from their full line.

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let me know if you want more info or ideas or need help sourcing particular tools. my brother used to run a tool and hardware store so i've been looking for the best of the best for years.

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u/Silent_Gamerz · 1 pointr/buildapc
  1. Wall Acoustic Panels: These are useful for reducing high frequency sounds from echoing around the room. Mostly of benefit to people hearing you over microphone, such as streamers. You're unlikely to notice while gaming, especially if wearing headphones. With that said, manufacturer sold wall foam pads aren't actually so great. This [DIY video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pABvTWSxOes)shows remarkably superior outcomes, plus they're way cheaper than proper acoustic foam panels. Of course, you may want to pretty them up, such as with some cheap [satin fabric](https://www.amazon.com/60-inches-Wide-Charmeuse-Costumes/dp/B07BP9XCDF/).

  2. Room Sound Proofing/Deadening: Many confuse sound proofing and deadening, which is largely the fault of retailers switching between the terms and people buying products designed to do things they didn't think it would (e.g. "sound proofing curtains" is marketing bogus. There's no such thing. They are typically good for "deadening", however)! "Deadening" is for high frequency sounds, which acoustic panels (those black triangles/squares you often see on the walls of streamers) work great. Although you can accomplish far better results, for much less money, with a [simple and cheap DIY](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pABvTWSxOes)\- both of which are safe to home owners (no nails required). This should be beyond your needs for basic streaming or helping people hear you over microphone in-game. If you're getting way more specialized than this however, it's beyond my ability to cover, but you should start with videos likes [this](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPYt10zrclQ&list=RD4nC9CZMCBF8&index=18)to learn more. However, for low frequency (bass) sounds, this won't help, whatsoever. What you need is "proofing". This requires heavy, dense materials (e.g. fiberglass, brick, cement, glass, wood - all should be solid \[not hollow\]). It also helps to create layers (e.g. imagine a room within a room or how double-pane and triple-pane windows have layers), such that you have pockets of air. And, for both sound proofing and deadening, but especially for proofing, you need to remove air gaps. Air gaps can be common in a home (under/around door/windows, through ventilation or A/C system, fireplace, power outlets, etc). For doors and windows, acoustic sealent (e.g. [Green Glue Sealant](https://www.amazon.com/St-Gobain-GGSEALANT-28OZ-Noiseproofing-Sealant/dp/B00MGCRUD0/) \[also get a [cheap smooth rod style caulk gun](https://www.amazon.com/Red-Devil-3985-Half-Barrel-Caulk/dp/B0013YKMW8/)\]) and weather stripping (e.g. [Frost King Weather Strip Tape](https://www.homedepot.com/p/Frost-King-E-O-1-1-4-in-x-7-16-in-x-10-ft-White-High-Density-Rubber-Foam-Weatherstrip-Tape-R516WH/100119011)) will be the cheapest/effective path forward, but for those wanting to renovate, a solid core door and triple (or at least double) pane window should be your first step. For apartment dwellers, like me, you'll probably forego the bigger renovations. Start with the greenglue, then weather stripping, then (for windows) decide if you need to pay out more to fill-in a window. Fill-in, you say? Some create [DIY window inserts](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPiNN9Vn3uE&list=RD4nC9CZMCBF8&index=16), while others purchase the heaviest full-window covers they can find (e.g. [Acoustic Curtain](https://residential-acoustics.com/shop/soundproofing/acousticurtain/) \[to help visualize, here's a similar product's [installation video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyJQjWTLAQM)\]). Whichever path you go, if you're able to shine a line through one end and see it out the other, then you need to try again - sorry. **If anyone has a better solution, whose versed in sound"proofing" physics, I'd love to hear about it!** Ultimately, if your walls are loud, you're going to need to do some remodeling, like shown [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DATpOgogvxE&list=RD4nC9CZMCBF8&index=28). And for those trying to make extremely quiet room (e.g. playing instruments in your recording studio), then you'll need to go more in-depth. Here are two very well made descriptive videos: [First](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOIAPBA2pT8&list=RD4nC9CZMCBF8&index=7)and [second](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV5RgcJTRSk&list=RD4nC9CZMCBF8&index=25)(not English, but animated video is very demonstrative). Also, for more ideas to soundproof doors, see [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4uIYIQ3w1s&list=RD4nC9CZMCBF8&index=26). You can learn the science behind window sound proofing [here](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AQWcTLy3Xo&list=RD4nC9CZMCBF8&index=30), btw (if you've ever wondered how much better triple vs double vs single pane windows are, this will tell you in no uncertain terms). Also, for electrical boxes (e.g. power outlets), it's safer to use fire code rated "acoustic putty pads" (if you can access them from behind the wall).

  3. Speakers: Most people don't know this, but some people get physically sick from a lot of bass. Sadly, I'm one of them (can't ever go to concerts). Speakers, for this reason, become a big question mark. Some terrific stereo speakers most might want to consider would be the [Klipsch R-41PM](https://www.klipsch.com/products/r-41pm-powered-speakers), however. **If anyone knows some minimal bass 2.0 speakers, I'd be quite grateful!** I'm also strongly considering [making my own speakers](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27zBr74NuKU). Otherwise, I plan to use my monitor's built-in speakers for Netflix / Youtube / non-communicative video games.
u/lower_echelon_peon · 26 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you can caulk it cleanly- Go for it... Skip the alex plus- too many pops later. Use Dynaflex - Good stuff. Caulked thousands of feet of trim with this.

Caulk like a pro

  • Buy a decent caulk gun This one is the one I use, quite serviceable.

  • Cut the tube with a very small hole and just a little bit of angle.

  • Keep your caulk gun perpendicular to the trim and pull steadily at an even pace. The tube tip will "tool" the caulk bead... Smaller beads are better, unless you have grand canyon sized gaps- then use [caulk backer rod] (http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/161285758890?lpid=82.)

  • Stop intermittently and clean the excess caulk that builds up with the tooling from the end of the tube. A legal pad works great for this wipe the tube on the sheet, when the sheet has to many globs on it- chuck it. There is a pristine surface waiting to be defiled

  • Lightly mist the caulk with windex of 409.This acts as a caulk release and the caulk will only stick to the surface it was applied on.

  • Tool the bead with the greatest tool God gave you... your index finger. Wipe the excess on your legal pad.

  • Rinse and Repeat

    Edit for product links

    Here is a video tutorial. Sashco makes fine products- Hopefully they did as I instructed. I did not watch the tutorial.
    http://www.sashco.com/diy/caulking-101/

    EDIT #2 Thanks for the gold kind soul
u/shootinstraight88 · 1 pointr/MechanicAdvice

Fantastic tool (I have one) makes life easier but most wont have it because its expensive for how often you will use it but is a great to have.... also like the nice card and amazon gift card and 10mm socket


Milwaukee Electric Tool 2441-21 M12 Caulk Gun Kit, 12 V https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AAGRNMC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8k7UCb6VA8YAH

u/scooterdog · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

As someone who did the basement (and part of the attic) but stopped two years ago, I can say it was well worth it to get a dedicated gun.

They are very simple however, basically a spring-loaded, long 'plunger' that seals at the tip.

Not sure why you'd pay extra for the $50 one other than it is 'Great Stuff' brand. I've been happy with this $27 one ($32 after shipping).

Yes the cans are a bit more $ and the additional can of solvent adds to the cost, but as long as you are doing a lot of this kind of work at once it makes a lot of sense.

u/PerestroikaPal · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I am using Great Stuff Pro foam in a can. This stuff is different from the smaller cans of Great Stuff, because it does not come with a straw to attach to the can, but the cans are larger so you get more total foam out of each Pro can.

I purchased a "pro" gun from a seller on Amazon called AWarehouseFull, which cost me a few bucks less than buying the Great Stuff model, but the two work identically.

As for how much foam I have used so far, I have done everything shown in the picture (about 4 joist bays), plus the rest of one side of my attic, which I would estimate was another 10 or so joist bays. I am still on my first can. I'm guessing the first can will not last all the way through the rest of the attic, as it feels quite a bit lighter now that I am done with one side of the attic. Even so, I'm already quite impressed with how much foam I've gotten out of just this one can so far.

I highly recommend using a pro gun of some sort if you're going to be using Great Stuff. The smaller cans that come with a straw are a pain, because they are a "one and done" and have to be used all in one sitting before everything hardens up in the straw. The straw cans also dribble foam as you are in between sprayings, which makes a huge mess. The pro gun has zero dribble when you aren't pulling the trigger. There is also an adjustment knob to control how thick of a bead of foam you want to spray.

If you do go the pro gun route, be sure to buy the cleaner! If not, your gun will foul up and become unusable.

u/steviethev · 1 pointr/DIY

I have always used this for caulk, but anything that is 100% silicone will be fine.

You don't really need the caulk tool, IMO. That tool might not work well for your situation anyway as it is meant for surfaces that meet at 90 degrees, which doesn't quite apply to your situation. All you need to smooth the bead is a wet finger and a bar of soap. Did your finger in water, run it over the soap and then use the finger to smooth the bead. You can do it with just water too. Have a paper towel handy to wipe off the excess from your finger.

I think I get about 40-50 ft with a 3/16 bead out of a 10oz tube, maybe more, maybe less. I would imagine two tubes would do everything. If it were me, I would buy 3 and return the last if I didn't use it - sometimes it is nice to have the extra on hand just in case.

You can use painters tape, but you don't need to IMO. Also, you don't need as much caulk on the bead as you think you do.

Also, unless you intend on caulking a lot more, save some money and get a cheap gun. It will work just fine. All you have to do is remember to hit the back little level to take pressure off the cartridge when you are done running the bead so it doesn't drip. You probably don't even need those caps for storage.

u/sionnach · 2 pointsr/CasualUK

You'll never get it mm perfect with no sealant. Just get a good colour matched sealant, and definitely don't get one that is a glossy finish and it will look fantastic.

Give it a go yourself - worst case it's a piece of piss to remove so you can't go wrong.

Get something like this (smaller, cheaper kits probably available but £8 isn't bad) - it makes the application easy to get absolutely perfect.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077RRXVMV/

u/XediDC · 5 pointsr/worldnews

> Amazon is basically people collectively deciding they are too lazy to drive to the mall

Its not that I'm too lazy to drive to the mall -- its that the mall (or no store really) carries the lower volume but better made and more functional product. And ordering it direct uses that small firms crappy shipping and service.

So Amazon is win/win in many case.

A simple example. This caulk gun is incredible. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000DZFCTQ/ I didn't know it mattered until I got one over the $5 home depot crap. But you can't find a good model like that anywhere locally...or you are driving/calling all over and checking every local trade supply shop.

Basically anything you want to buy where the producer isn't able or willing to pay for the placement. Competitive items like supplements are a huge one, with the better brands often getting pushed out the money the big players will pump at retailers for shelf space.

Combine that with Amazon having better customer service and an easier return process that many retailers...

(And I do buy local when I can, especially if its an independent shop.)

u/Eccentrica_Gallumbit · 5 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Put tape down first, and pull it off while the caulk is still wet to get a nice smooth edge.

Cutting the end of the caulk tube at a 45 degree angle and the right size for the bead you're going for is crucial. Too small and you won't be putting enough caulk in, too big and you'll be pulling too much off as you try to smooth it and wind up making a mess.

Use either a caulk tool, or a damp finger to get a nice clean bead.

Keep plenty of paper towels on hand to keep your finger/tool clean, and a few damp ones to keep moistening your finger/caulk tool (damp, not dripping).

It's similar to mudding drywall in that almost anyone can do it, but it is an art form to make it look great.

u/Crowsby · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I did cut and cobble in my attic with fiber-faced polyiso. It was fussy and time-consuming, but it made a huge difference, and turned one of the coldest rooms in the house into the warmest. I liked it versus fiberglass batts because it provides air-sealing and insulation in one step.

My technique was to measure between the studs at the top and bottom (don't assume they're perfectly parallel), record the measurements, and cut each piece outside with a chalk line and jigsaw. Leave about a 1/4" gap on each side for expanding foam.

As far as the foam goes, I'd recommend picking up a foam-dispensing gun if you've got a large job ahead of you. It allows you to

  • use the larger and slightly more economical cans
  • lets you stop mid-job and continue using the same can later
  • gives you control over your foam bead, so you'll use less foam and do a much neater job.
u/mycoworkerisacat · 1 pointr/Plumbing

I'm liking the idea of silicone caulk for a temp fix since I'll be using it elsewhere. Just ordered caulk gun http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BQS5GO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll clean it with a wire brush, dry it with air comp. or hair drier and let it set for a day before running any water, hopefully its even dry now since house is vacant. Thanks again, and I'll post an update!

RemindMe! 1 week "sewer update post"

u/Imcdon · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Are you sealing the top plate gap to the roof sheeting? I'm thinking about a 4-5" space. The Dow product is great, and it's not super expansive, but I think you would have to spray each area twice to cover the area I think your talking about. The kits are sold by volume, the kit you posted covers 202 board feet. You would end up covering 6"x 4" space 60-80 feet long. About 10 cubic feet or 120 bdft. Buy extra tips potentially, that sounds like a slow process.

Something like this will be cheaper long barrel gun

u/eaktheperson · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have the Dewalt one and Milwaukee, they all do the same job. The only caveat is if you don't clear the nozzle before hand, it's a huge mess that has to be cleaned up ASAP.

I had someone whom I gave a manual one to apply adhesive. He saw mine, just grabbed it, and before I could stop him it went "pop!" and gummed up the gears.

Likewise the black and yellow manual one they seem to sell at every paint store (and Amazon) is pretty great.

Edit: Also, if you're doing it all day, weight may become an issue. Another reason to go w/ the manual one.

u/riadfodig · 82 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have this one and had a nearly identical experience as OP. For $9 I didn't have very high expectations, but the 800+ reviews convinced me to give it a try. Glad I did, too.

u/Ishtarrr · 4 pointsr/DIY

>can I just add new caulk on top of the old cracked painted stuff while the tub is filled with water and call it a day?



No you can't. If you try to add caulk on top of that, it'll look like absolute shit.

Use this to remove the old caulk: https://www.amazon.com/ALLWAY-TOOL-CT31-Caulk-Tool/dp/B004BGAER8/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_60_bs_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0KXKZVQRM0Q7PMYDZSTD

If it's really hard to remove, you can use some of this to losen it up and make it easier:

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Caulk-Remover-8-oz/dp/B000H5VNG8

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When you recaulk, make SURE that you use caulk rated for bathrooms (it'll say on the tube). It needs to be silicone caulk. Not latex. If it's not specifically rated for bathrooms, it WILL get mold on it.

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>I am worried this won't be enough though. I have never seen a tub with just drywall above it like this. So my next question is what are my options if caulking is not enough?

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It should be enough if you're not showering in the tub, or bathing kids in there. A grown up isn't going to splash the water up that high.

If you want to waterproof it more, and then tile, without making a height difference, use this:

https://www.amazon.com/CUSTOM-PRODUCTS-LQWAF1-2-Redgard-Waterproofing/dp/B000NZ73SE/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1535824995&sr=1-1&keywords=redguard&dpID=51Zf43NjFPL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

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It's a paintable waterproof membrane. Just paint it on (two coats) and it'll form a layer of 'plastic' protrecting the drywall. Then you can tile right on top of it. Use actual tile set and NOT mastic glue for the tiles. Mastic will grow mold.

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u/scouseketo · 2 pointsr/Carpentry

I always notice that American silicone/caulk is applied a bit messy and slap dash..
The Germans do it best and having worked with a few Germans they use Cramer fugen silicone tools..

It's possible to make silicone look like it's been machine applied..

With all kinds of profiles

Cramer Fugi 5 Kit Grouting & Silicone Profiling & Applicator Tool Kit https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07H8K5W8D/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-njwCbZYV8D75



Some.pictures here https://www.google.com/search?q=perfect+silicone+fugen&biw=414&bih=699&tbm=isch&oq=perfect+silicone+fugen&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-serp.3...5828.15318.0.15706.24.20.0.4.4.0.227.2527.5j14j1.20.0....0...1c.1.34.mobile-heirloom-serp..11.13.1188.Ig5UFvs8_5Y

Also YouTube search Cramer fugen..

u/irrelevant88 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I've had experience with this plenty of times, and it is definitely a pain. If you really don't have room to reach in, take a paper backed piece of fiberglass (use new if the existing stuff in your attic is too crumbly), roll it tight, and stuff it into the gap between the baffle and the top plate of the floor below. Try to get it a little past the top plate if you can. You want the paper to face to the outside/soffit so it can serve as a somewhat effective air barrier. If you have a long-barreled foam gun (like one of these: https://www.amazon.com/DRIPLESS-FG600XL-Polyurethane-Dispensing-Standard/dp/B06XWHWPY5/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1522949373&sr=8-3&keywords=long+barrel+foam+gun ) - try to foam the piece of rolled up fg to the baffle and top plate. Air seal those top plate penetrations while you're at it.

u/jeffrowitdaafro · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you decide to attempt this, get an applicator gun. You can adjust the spray from a tiny bead to a garden house, it has superior control, the cans are larger, and you don't waste an entire can if you don't finish using it that day.

Also, give this article a read. You didn't specify if you needed to insulate the underside of your roof or not.

u/Petit_Hibou · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

There may be better answers, but I used caulk on a recent project. If you're finding caulk to be messy, I recommend buying a higher-quality caulk which will be more viscous (I like the AlexPlus 60 year one, not the regular 40 year one), and a better caulk gun. Using better product means almost no drips or mess. I applied the caulk to fill the hole, and then wiped over it with a damp rag so it kept the trim's profile.

u/RedWine_1st · 4 pointsr/AskReddit

I just re-calked around my tub using a "Seen On TV" tool.
I had bought it years ago because I have never been happy with the results smoothing with my finger. It came out absolutely perfect. Even the corners.

Pro-Caulk-Complete


What I used was the blue spreader. Each blue spreader has several sizes on the corners.
I used the smallest because of the tiny space between tile & tub.
The black calk removal tool is garbage and I didn't even try it.

I thought I'd mention it. It might be something you might want in your tool box.

u/cliptor · 3 pointsr/washingtondc

Powdered boric acid alone will do just fine. Below is an optional (and tedious) method.


  1. Raid every hole and crack with straw nozzle.


  2. Clean and dry the outside of every hole and crack.


  3. Caulk every hole and crack (with caulk gun).


  4. Boric acid every wall corner and edge.
u/hodgeac · 4 pointsr/DIY

Either an air powered or electric powered caulking gun seems like the best bet.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DC545K-18-Volt-310-ml-Adhesive/dp/B000RFPJVI

They make refillable caulk tubes too. Not sure if food safe though.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-48-08-1085-10-Ounce-Sausage-Style-Carriage/dp/B000EX9P36

Air powered are cheaper but require an air compressor to run.

http://www.amazon.com/Campbell-Hausfeld-PL1558-Air-Powered-Caulk/dp/B0009F8936/

u/CoJeepDude · 2 pointsr/fixit

Caulk it. If you want to make your life easier and make the job look professional, buy one of these $5 gadgets...


Homax 5860 2-Piece Caulking Tools, Smoother and Remover https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000H5VX2W/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_i_adHLDb2A0G7VC

u/AbsolutelyPink · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Yeah, I get it. It's hit or miss. I like these.

u/Gbcue · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I use a Newborn one from Amazon. Get one that has a high thrust ratio, that will help your weakling arm. The rubber handle also helps your hands.

u/DontTrustTheScotts · 1 pointr/Autobody

https://www.amazon.com/Norton-636425-04647-SpeedGrip-Urethane-Structural/dp/B00AC26OG0

https://www.amazon.com/3M-08571-Manual-Cartridge-Applicator/dp/B002QWYG1O

There ya go.

Edit: yes I know that is norton, however when it comes to the glues they are about the same as 3m and much cheaper./

u/Ashe_Faelsdon · 2 pointsr/DIY

It's caulking, not cocking... it's when you apply a thick liquid sealant using something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Newborn-930-GTD-Drip-Free-Caulking-Cartridge/dp/B000BQS5GO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473985043&sr=8-2&keywords=caulk+gun with inserts that can vary from silicone to driveway sealant...

u/pigeon-drool · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

There's a bunch of slightly different ones. Something like this:

HD Caulk Tool

Amazon Allway Tool 3in1

1-piece tool

u/PNWVizsla · 1 pointr/DIY

Buy a Tajima, I have a few and they are absolutely worth the few more bucks: Tajima CNV-100SP Convoy Super Rotary Caulk Gun with Auto Flow Stop, Extra-Long 10-1/2-Inch Barrel and 1/10-Gallon Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017O9112/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oAf9Ab7GEN7JM

u/siamonsez · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Can you say what a decent caulk gun is, and why that's one? I've been through a few, like most people probably have, and never really been satisfied.

This is the one I currently use, and is probably the best I've had so far, but still runs for the first 1/3 of the tube for silicone or acrilic latex.

u/Pants_R_Overatd · 4 pointsr/DIY

I had a big issue getting my caulk bead to look smooth, I bought one of these types of tools and it worked great. I just couldn't seem to apply the right pressure - might have helped if I were sober the times I attempted to use caulk, but whatever.

u/dmscheidt · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Push the tab in. that releases the pressure, and lets it stop caulking.

or get a dripless caulk gun. somthing like this. They have a rod that only advances when the trigger is squeezed, and don't usually drip. They're much nicer than the cheap stuff at the hardware store.

u/superjuan · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Just to add to this, don't skimp on the gun because the cheaper ones can break easily and end up being as bad as the one time use cans. I've heard good things about this one: http://www.amazon.com/GREAT-STUFF-PRO-Dispensing-Gun/dp/B0002YOMJE/

And if you don't feel like spending ~$50 on a gun, just buy the "one time use" can and spend the time to clean it the nozzle as has been described in the other comments here.

u/OverTheCandleStick · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Drip less

Dripless 10oz Industrial Ergonomic Composite Caulk Gun https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000DZFCTQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_ciVAybMS6WT8W

u/pancaaakes · 6 pointsr/Tools

You want a Dripless ETS2000.

I switched over to the Dripless brand last year, and it really took some getting used to, after yeaaaars of applying a bead and hitting the release to stop it from dripping, I had to unlearn that muscle memory... But ever since I’ve gotten used to this guy, I’ll never go back to a conventional “dripless” caulk gun.

If Amazon isn’t your cup of tea, and you’re in the US, they’re available in store at Sherwin-Williams.