black colored plumbers putty?


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Old 10-13-14, 05:10 PM
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black colored plumbers putty?

I have putty outside my house that looks like plumbers putty, and it is colored black. This was used for the pipes sticking out of my house, to seal around the pipe and siding. Where can I find this black colored putty?

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Old 10-13-14, 05:15 PM
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Most stores should carry it. The stuff in my store is gray. That's the most common color.
 
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Old 10-13-14, 05:15 PM
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It may be black now, but I think most of them are greenish grey? Should be in the electrical aisle and possibly in the piping aisle

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Old 10-15-14, 06:41 AM
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For sealing around the pipes to the siding, I would use silicon caulk. It comes in a few different colors (white, almond, gray, black, etc) and does a great job keeping the weather and critters out.

I would only use plumbers putty for actual plumbing connections.
 
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IF the siding is painted - don't use pure silicone caulk as it doesn't accept paint!
 
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Old 10-15-14, 09:19 AM
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All depends on the size of the hole. Very few penetrations through siding are tight enough to just caulk. Control wires or a cable TV connection maybe, but most AC lines, water lines etc have quite a large gap.
 
 

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