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Old 07-22-2009, 02:16 PM   #1
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This is genius. You know when you have that tube of RTV out and you just need a squirt of it? Typically, you simply stick a nail or screw in the freshly cut nozzle and hope for the best the nex...
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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Almost dont look long enough to punture the seal ? Pretty good idea.
I just use chain link fence ties sharpened and try not to snip the end too big.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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Almost dont look long enough to punture the seal ? Pretty good idea.
I just use chain link fence ties sharpened and try not to snip the end too big.
I don't think the orange plugs are suppose to puncture the seal. My Newborn gun has a 4" piece of wire attached to it that's used to puncture the seal on caulk tubes. For other tubes I usually use an awl or ice pick. It looks like those orange plugs would work to seal tubes.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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i just give an extra squeeze to leave a little pull plug .........no need for gimmicks...............
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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I use golf tees - also useful for vacuum hoses, etc...
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:27 PM   #6
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These Twist-n-Seals look like they would be great for resealing caulking or RTV .. hey Ryan, what's the shipping like?
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:00 PM   #7
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Add this to the "Why the hell didn't I think of that" list.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:04 PM   #8
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I bought two packages of these a couple of months ago and am pleased to report........ They really work! From Lee Valley, one of my favorite stores, only in Canada. Pity.

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These Twist-n-Seals look like they would be great for resealing caulking or RTV .. hey Ryan, what's the shipping like?
$8.00 to ship those little plastic plugs ?
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Old 07-22-2009, 11:51 PM   #10
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Yeah, shipping is... well, stupid... BUT, I talked to a guy this evening in town that has been using them and swears by them... Apparently they do a great job of sealing without tearing up your nozzle or tip.

I'll be sure to report back with my own findings.
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I don't know how you could seal an ATV with them but it's probably great for RTV
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:25 AM   #12
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Hardy har...
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:19 AM   #13
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...without tearing up your nozzle or tip.
Yup, always good not to tear up your nozzle or tip

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Old 07-23-2009, 06:45 PM   #14
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In the past week, I've thrown out about a dozen old caulk tubes. This would've been good to have over the past few years.
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Old 07-23-2009, 08:31 PM   #15
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I like to leave a little pull plug also. If not, then wire nuts work real well.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:16 AM   #16
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Wire nuts! Same principle except they thread onto the outside instead of the inside. Work like a charm and are a whole bunch cheaper!
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #17
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I use wire nuts.
Different sizes for different amount of cut off.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:53 PM   #18
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I've used wire nuts but sometimes they don't offer quite as good of an air seal. The best solution I have found is to use a little piece of foil tape (the kind used to seal ducts). It seals the tip 100% air tight and when I need to use that particular tube again I just tear off the foil and get to work.

I've used caulk months later with no problems... works like a champ. The problem with these little plastic seals is that I probably wouldn't know where to find them when I need them and wouldn't want to clean them if they get covered in caulk. My roll of tape is easy to find and disposable.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:38 PM   #19
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BONUS!

These are made in the USA

I bought several sets at my local Tractor Supply.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:01 PM   #20
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I've used them for a week now... So far, they rule... Completely air tight, doesn't screw up the tip, etc... Worth the dough in my opinion.
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