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Forum topic by Glenn Huovinen posted 01-07-2014 11:36 PM 1114 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Glenn Huovinen

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01-07-2014 11:36 PM

Well last night we had a hard freeze here in central Alabama. My work shop is not heated and my bottles of Titebond glue froze solid. After they thaw are they useable or do I trash them and buy new? I just bought them 2 weeks ago.

-- Glenn Huovinen

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 12:08 AM

The same thing happened to me last winter(TB-one) but I saved it by warming the bottle up in the microwave on 30% power level for 30 seconds (3-4 times) until it softened up,then added very little hot water and mixed it all up real well.
I must admit ,I don’t dare using it to glue up important pieces but for general use it still works.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 12:09 AM

Good question.
It should be fine, let it thaw and then stir it up. If your worried test it out on some scrap. Mine has partially frozen and it worked great.

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 12:23 AM

According to their site, Titebond original and II are supposed to be “stable” after freezing, whatever that really means. Titebond III is supposed to be able to withstand up to 5 freeze/thaw cycles before it “may” be bad. Believe it or not they also recommend storing them in the fridge to maximize shelf life.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 01:13 AM

It must be true then.

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