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Forum topic by Purrmaster posted 12-06-2012 09:46 PM 787 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2012 09:46 PM

I wasn’t sure which form to stick this in so apologies if this is the wrong one.

Has anyone used Titebond 1 Extend? If so, how long did it take for your glue to dry?

As it’s winter time I got this stuff because it was the lowest temperature glue I could find in the Titebond family. It’s supposed to work down to 40 degrees (farenheit).

I applied some of this the other day. The temperature was about 43 degrees. After two days some of the glue has still not cured. It’s still in its liquid state.

Has anyone else run into this? Am I using it wrong in some way?

For comparison’s sake, regular Titebond 1 seemed to work ok.

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#1 posted 12-07-2012 10:52 PM

Since this stuff is not very common, it’s possible the glue is old. It also sounds like it could have been frozen, or nearly so, because that’s the way the stuff behaves after it has been too cold.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL One should always prefer the probable impossible to the improbable possible.

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#2 posted 12-07-2012 11:47 PM

TB Extend is freeze/thaw stable.

It might be old. It only has a shelf life of 1 year.

I use it as well for the lower temp range and longer open time.

Did it not cure on the joints themselves? Or is it the squeeze out that’s still wet?

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#3 posted 12-08-2012 01:33 PM

I think it cured partially on the joints. The squeeze out was definitely not dry. I’ve had glue go chalky on me when the temperature was too low and this wasn’t chalking. It was still tacky.

I eventually put a portable heater on it and I think that helped. But that kind of defeats the point of the lower working temperature.

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