Diver's putty


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Old 02-03-10, 06:06 PM
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Diver's putty

Where can I buy diver's putty online? A plumber gave me the last bag, and I don't know where he got it from. It's black, is like molding clay, stays pliable, seals exterior pipes and penetrations.
 
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Old 02-03-10, 06:38 PM
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I've never heard of diver's putty but what you describe sounds like duct seal. The duct seal I am most familiar with is a Johns-Manville product and it is grey, not black. There are other manufacturers of duct seal so try a Google.

You can probably also get it locally from an electrical supply house and sometimes even from the electrical section of the mega-mart homecenter.
 
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Old 02-04-10, 02:47 PM
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Well..not sure if its the same stuff, but same purpose I'm sure...we called it Monkey Ship ( not really..but you'll figure it out) and its what furd references. What I used to get was sort of a greenish color initially..though it kinda turned greyish black as it hardened and aged. http://www.computercablestore.com/Du..._PID43865.aspx
 
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Thanks for the link- that stuff should work.
 
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HD sells the equivalent of what I always called monkey #$!$@. It is green and in a big rectangular block. They do call it duct sealant, and it is in the electrical dept'
 
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Thanks, i will check next time I'm in there!
 
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One brand is Scotch electrical insulating putty. I have bought it at big box. You might tell the clerk it is for insulating split bolt connections.
 
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Duct seal is a completely different product than the Scotch insulating putty.

I've seen the duct seal in both white and greenish-grey. They both will turn sort of black if you knead it with dirty hands.
 
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Old 02-05-10, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by furd
Duct seal is a completely different product than the Scotch insulating putty.
Agreed but it was never established exactly what he had and it was black.
 
 

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