Installing t-molding

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Installing t-molding

I installed a piece of wooden t-molding between my engineered wood hallway and tiled bathroom yesterday, using liquid nails. I had about 80lbs of weight sitting on it for the last 16 hours. When I removed the weights, almost no bonding had occurred. I removed the molding to find the glue is still soft. How long does this stuff take to dry?

It's possible I may have used too little glue because the ridge of the t-molding doesn't quite touch the concrete floor, but the glue still should have dried right? However, I believe I did use enough!!!

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According to Liquid Nails, The adhesive will reach its maximum strength within 7 days. Actual dry time may vary with temperature, humidity and substrates. FAQ - Liquid NailsŪ Removal and More
 
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I installed a piece of wooden t-molding between my engineered wood hallway and tiled bathroom yesterday, using liquid nails. I had about 80lbs of weight sitting on it for the last 16 hours. When I removed the weights, almost no bonding had occurred.
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You could also try Gorilla Glue
 
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Read the part on the tube of Liquid nails that says, "Do Not Use for wood flooring"

PL Premium Urethane, is what I use.
 
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i used pl400, and it was weighted down for 3 days. and it still wasn't completely dry.
there real should be something better. that we DIYers can easily get.
 
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i used pl400, and it was weighted down for 3 days. and it still wasn't completely dry.
there real should be something better. that we DIYers can easily get.
Said it once but I'll say it again.
Gorilla Glue.
 
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PL 400 is not a polyurathane, as far as I know, it's pretty much like Liquid Nail.

Gorilla Glue is, but I've never used it in that kind of application.

I'd take CDR at his word on this.
 
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tmold glue

we found that silicone II is the best, it is very gooey out of the tube, adheres to anything and sets up on a typical day in about 12 15 hrs, plus for those not quite flat subfloors or the uneven transition area it give a little flex when stepped on so it is not as apt to break
 
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did you use a certain type of Silicone II? I am getting ready to lay T molding in my bath to hall transition (slate tile to floating bamboo). I will be, hopefully, adhering the t-molding to the tile directly.

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Originally Posted by leppy View Post
I installed a piece of wooden t-molding between my engineered wood hallway and tiled bathroom yesterday, using liquid nails. I had about 80lbs of weight sitting on it for the last 16 hours. When I removed the weights, almost no bonding had occurred. I removed the molding to find the glue is still soft. How long does this stuff take to dry?

It's possible I may have used too little glue because the ridge of the t-molding doesn't quite touch the concrete floor, but the glue still should have dried right? However, I believe I did use enough!!!

Thanks!

Use the liquid nails "PANELING" (molding& foam installation).

It dries much faster. In fact, it will start to set in about 10 mintes. Much faster drying time vs 7 days of a pile of gunk. Wait overnight to walk on the T molding. Make sure it is thick enough to touch and hit 3 to four places on the slot on the T molding bottom. I tried it like you did first. Totally a nightmare.
 
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