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Can I modify poorly applied lumpy window caulking without compromising the application? How important is a smooth bead, especially around my south facing Windows?


You can safely cut off the old caulking with a craft knife/box cutter and apply new silicone. You can buy a very cheap tool to mould the beading. Mask a line with masking tape about a quarter inch from the join on the surfaces. Apply the bead of silicone and remove the tape after 5 minutes. The bead doesn't NEED to be smooth, it just needs to seal to stop ingress of water.

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How to take old tub caulk off a vinyl floor


Check your local DIY center there are tools for doing this safely with no damage.

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Cant move caulking gun handle


There should be a thumb release on the shaft at the handle end, press with your thumb and then pull back with the other hand on the shaft. If you have a used tube in the gun, it could be that some of the caulk came out the inside of the tube and hardened so that you cannot pull back the shaft, you will now have to cut the tube off with a utility knife to remove the old dried caulk

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Replace shower door


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You did not mention any additional information about your problem except replacing shower door.However use basic hand tools to complete the job.

Try this following general steps :-
1. Remove the doors by lifting up on one door at a time and then pulling each out. The top of the door has rollers attached to it, and the rollers rest on the inside of the top rail of the frame. Set the doors aside.
2. With your drill, remove the two screws on each end of the top rail, located on the inside of the shower frame. Then lift off the top rail of the shower frame.
3. Use your box knife to cut the caulk on the side and bottom rails of the shower frame. Shower frames are caulked on the outside where they meet with the walls and floor of the shower.
4. Use your drill to remove the screws from the side rails. There will be two screws on each rail, securing it to the shower stall. Then, take the rails out. Remove the screws from the bottom rail and take it out.
5. Use your tape measure to measure the old side rails, top rail and bottom rail. With a pencil, mark the lengths on each new rail. Use your hacksaw to cut each rail. Hold a side rail in the exact location where the old rail was located. With your pencil, mark the screw holes on the shower wall. The new shower frame screw holes may not line up with the old shower frame screw holes. Use your drill and 3/16-inch drill bit to drill new holes if necessary. If the shower walls are ceramic, use the concrete drill bit. If the shower walls are fiberglass, use the multipurpose 3/16-inch drill bit.
6. Insert the 3/16-inch anchors into the holes that you drilled. Put the side rail into position and insert the screws into the holes. Use your drill and Phillips head drill bit to tighten the screws. Place the bottom rail into position and mark the holes. Drill new holes if necessary and install the anchors. Insert only one screw at the end where you installed the first side rail. Lift up the loose end of the bottom rail and slide the second side rail into place. Mark the holes. Remove the side rail and drill the new holes using the 3/16-inch drill bit. Insert the anchors and put the side rail back into place. Insert the screws and tighten with your drill using the Phillips head drill bit.
7. Set the top rail directly onto the side rails. In each end of the top rail, insert the two self-drilling screws until the top is secured to the sides. Insert the tube of clear caulk into the caulking gun. Cut the end off of the tube with your box knife. Caulk the side rails and the bottom rail to the shower walls on the outside of the shower. Re-hang the shower doors by lifting each door and placing the rollers on the inside of the top rail.
Also giving you some links from where you can find a detailed information regarding replacing shower doors.
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/how-to-replace-a-shower-door/index.html
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,214441,00.html
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Hello, I want to put new sealant around my tub and need to know if I need to support the tile in some way as I go along. My email is icdi@cfl.rr.com


Remove all old caulk with a putty knife.Your tiles will stay in place, Apply new caulk or sealant

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THE PROBLEM IS THE SILICONE HOLDING THE SINK TO THE GRANITE HAS LET GO


Sinks are held in two ways:
1) Clips under the sink hold it to countertop.
2) Adhesive caulk.

Consult installer who will know exactly what adhesive is correct for your top.
And what procedure will minimize clean-up and not damage top.

To do this yourself:
Take photos of everything before starting so you know how it goes back.
Dry off countertop and then let dry for couple hours, then outline location of sink with masking tape.
This will help you reinstall sink in exact location and minimize caulk clean-up after smoothing out caulk bead with wet finger when sink goes back in.
We use wet/damp sponge to help caulk >> here's how it works: Wet finger on sponge, smooth caulk short ways with finger, wipe excess on paper towel, wet finger again, repeat slowly around sink. Remove tape immediately after caulk is smoothed.

Disconnect tubular drains at P-trap.
Disconnect disposal from sink basket and lay down inside cabinet.
Or you can leave disposal connected to sink, if you're strong enough to lift sink and disposal together. In that case, disconnect electric wire and dishwasher tube.
Turn off water. Disconnect supply lines at shut off.

Lift out sink.
Use pry bar and pry against wood paint stick.
Use bottle jack or car jack from underneath, and go real slow.
Have cardboard boxes where you can set sink up off floor.
Setting sink up will let you work on heavy sink and won't scratch floor.
Remove old caulk with single-edge razor blade, or scraper. Go slow not to scratch anything.

Apply new, continuous bead of caulk and set sink in place.
Sink will have to be held tightly by someone while working underneath.
Attaching disposal to sink basket without moving sink will the challenge.

Attach water supply lines, turn on water and check there are no leaks.
Lift disposal into place and attach with ring... leave attachment ring bit loose until tubular p-trap is aligned.

Any tubular pipes that were moved must be taken apart, cleaned and reassembled.
Rubber washers are replaced with new ones.
Plastic washers are cleaned and re-used. Tapered end of plastic washer goes away from nut.
We use rectorseal on all tubular joints when re-assembling under-sink pipes.
Smear it all over each washer and p-trap joint before attaching nut.

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How do i use the Stanley caulk gun?


All Caulk gun are used the same way no matter which model you have, hear are the instractions
  • Load a tube of caulk into a caulking gun, making sure it's well seated at both ends

  • Use a utility knife to cut the tip of the spout. Cut off as little as possible, taking into consideration the size of the 'bead' of caulk you need. Some people like to cut the spout at an angle, while others cut it straight; it doesn't make a big difference

  • If using caulk that comes in a cardboard tube, look for a second seal at the base of the spout. Insert a nail or awl through the spout to puncture the seal. Many caulking guns come with such a puncturing device. (Plastic tubes usually don't have a second, inner seal.)

  • If you want more precise instruction then go to the link below

    Read more: How to Use a Caulking Gun ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_8790_caulking-gun.html#ixzz19CNkzmXG
    Here is also a vid that will show you haw to redey the gun for use.

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    Do you have to put toilet cauking under base of toilet


    No, you don't have to, but it makes for a nicer job. The wax ring must provide the complete seal to the sewer and must not leak at all. The use of caulking under the outer edge provides for a neat seal so that water or waste that gets on the floor does not collect under the edge of the toilet where it meets the floor. The caulking can also provide a bit of stability if the floor is uneven and the flange is a bit high, in which case the toilet might rock a little - which could compromise the seal of the wax ring. If a plumber installs a toilet, they will put the caulking down right away because they are confident in their installation of the wax ring and they need to move on. If the floor is a soft material (anything except stone or ceramic tile), then the home meowner might want to wait a couple of days before applying caulking to be certain that they don't conceal a leaking wax ring. If your toiled does rock a little, give the caulking a day to dry before using it again. On the other hand, if you do have a hard surface floor, it's a good idea to apply the caulk to the bottom of the toilet before you put the bowl down to give a bit of cushion where the porcelain bowl meets the hard floor.

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    How do you caulk a bathtub?


    First, use a utility knife to remove as much old caulk as possible. Buy caulk(and caulk gun) that is WATER based, DO NOT buy silicone. Cut the tip for about a 1/8 inch hole. Do one wall at a time. Start on a short wall and squirt a bead as best you can. Use your finger to pack it in then wipe it with a wet but well wringed out old t-shirt until your happy with how it looks. Repeat on other walls. John

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    Bathtub caulk turning dark color in spots?


    Ibelieve it is mold and the best thing to do unfortunately is re caulk it but use amold resistant caulking(kitchen and bath dap)

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