Best Way to Cap Tube of Caulking


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Old 07-06-05, 06:43 AM
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Best Way to Cap Tube of Caulking

What do you recommend to cap the severed tube tip of caulking? It seems whatever I use, the caulking dries up in the tip, ruining the whole tube. I think Dap once had a threaded tip base that you could remove & replace w/ a small threaded cap they provided, but they realized that they were selling less caulk b/c the system helped preserve partial tubes.
 
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Old 07-06-05, 07:03 AM
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I usually insert a nail or screw into the tip to help preserve it. Remember once the tube is opened no matter how well you seal it, it won'r keep for ever.
 
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Old 07-06-05, 02:46 PM
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Same here for the screw. I found some stainless-looking drywall screws that work well.
 
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Old 07-06-05, 07:51 PM
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I ran across these at an ACE hardware about a year ago and have been using them ever since. Haven't had a tube dry out on me yet. They can be kinda hard to find as not everyone carries them.
http://www.littleredcap.com/
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Old 07-07-05, 07:01 AM
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duct tape works great - in fact when I open a tupe, I alway wrap some tape around the tube so it's there when I need it - just rip a piece off and wrap the tip - I used to use the screw but this has worked better - less mess - and tubes seem to last a while
 
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Old 07-07-05, 10:01 PM
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Guys, thanks for all of your replies. I may check to see if my local ACE Hdw store carries those little red caps.
 
 

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