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04-07-2017 11:27 PM

I am using construction adhesive in a calking gun on some pallet wood projects, but after I let go of the trigger and disengage the plunge rod, adhesive keeps coming out the end. Any way to stop this?

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#1 posted 04-07-2017 11:32 PM

Drywall screw.

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 11:58 PM

Old chop sticks work great and are long enough to get past any part that may harden over time. Not really that important for short term, but it makes a big difference when you don’t plan on using it for a while, and want it to still come out when you finally do :)

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 04-08-2017 12:28 AM

have you tried not being a giant baby?

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#4 posted 04-08-2017 12:42 AM

I assume you have the usual notched plunger rod that ratchets in? Grab the end and twist it 180 deg, then pull it back out part way. That removes the pressure and stops the outflow.

It is a PITA when that happens. Ignore the guy above.

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#5 posted 04-08-2017 12:47 AM



I assume you have the usual notched plunger rod that ratchets in? Grab the end and twist it 180 deg, then pull it back out part way. That removes the pressure and stops the outflow.

It is a PITA when that happens. Ignore the guy above.

- runswithscissors

The guy above is my son trying to be funny; and don’t worry, I ignore him every chance I get. I’m a little impressed, though, that he went to the trouble of making an account just for his “joke.”

I do turn the thing 180 degrees, but the adhesive still comes out.

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#6 posted 04-08-2017 12:49 AM



Old chop sticks work great and are long enough to get past any part that may harden over time. Not really that important for short term, but it makes a big difference when you don t plan on using it for a while, and want it to still come out when you finally do :)

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

No I’m not talking about storage when I am done. I’m talking about using it throughout a project. A bead here. Put down gun, adjust or nail or something. Then another bead. Etc.

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#7 posted 04-08-2017 01:02 AM

Buy yourself a good drip less caulking gun from a paint store.

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#8 posted 04-08-2017 01:16 AM


The guy above is my son trying to be funny; and don t worry, I ignore him every chance I get. I m a little impressed, though, that he went to the trouble of making an account just for his “joke.”

Very impressed. I hope my kids show such dedication to something someday.

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#9 posted 04-08-2017 01:48 AM

I use the Loctite 3x Pro Line Premium adhesive and it does the same thing
no matter what caulking guns I have tried, or how many times I’ve tried backing it off.

It’s a PIA.
I stop short and let it purge out onto what I’m applying it to but it takes so long that I usually set it down on a piece of cardboard or scrap and just let it ooze until I grab it again.
When the pile of ooze gets big enough I use a putty knife and scoop it up and use it instead of throwing it out.

I’ll follow along for a fix, but I don’t think there is one.

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wichman3

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#10 posted 04-08-2017 02:30 AM

Poke more holes in the nose end seal. When you squeeze the handle of the gun, pressure builds up behind the seal and is released though the typically small puncture in the nose end seal, Even after the rod is released the pressure remains and is slowly released through the tip. Poking more holes in the seal allow the pressure to be held at the tip alone and not a the tip and the seal.

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#11 posted 04-08-2017 03:31 AM

You have to not only turn the rod 180 deg. but also pull back on it, retract it a inch or so. Almost creates a suction so that very little stuff will ooze out.

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