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What is your go to Construction adhesive?

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    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Another vote for the PL products. Not a big fan of the Liquid Nail adhesives.

    Ron

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    jaydee
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    Spencer, Ma., happy 2015

    PL Premium here

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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    has anyone tried the DAP Smartbond? I got a can at a trade show but have not tried it yet. They claim 1 can is equal to about 8 to 10 tubes of the 30 oz tubes of subfloor adhesive. It is supposed to be good for wet, frozen or treated lumber, and dispenses 25% faster than the tubes. it is around 20 bucks a can and has a shelf life of a month or more.

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    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN

    has anyone tried the DAP Smartbond? I got a can at a trade show but have not tried it yet. They claim 1 can is equal to about 8 to 10 tubes of the 30 oz tubes of subfloor adhesive. It is supposed to be good for wet, frozen or treated lumber, and dispenses 25% faster than the tubes. it is around 20 bucks a can and has a shelf life of a month or more.

    Not yet, but I’m looking closely at it and the Great Stuff brand.

    Is a subfloor adhesive good for other uses…non subfloor?

    Jon P.
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    #400090
    redwood
    Pro

    Wow, PL seems to have a big hold on market share, I used to use it a lot as well.

    I don’t consider Tightbond a construction adhesive, though it technically might be. I consider it a glue. Is there a difference? I definately wouldn’t use PL for plugs on a deck and I wouldn’t use TB on a subfloor.

    Mark E.

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    #400407

    Found this article on ProConstructionguide on revolutionary construction adhesives that deliver 8x the coverage – faster!
    http://www.proconstructionguide.com/revolutionary-construction-adhesives/

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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Found this article on ProConstructionguide on revolutionary construction adhesives that deliver 8x the coverage – faster!
    http://www.proconstructionguide.com/revolutionary-construction-adhesives/

    This is the same product I noted above. good to see more information on it

    has anyone tried the DAP Smartbond? I got a can at a trade show but have not tried it yet. They claim 1 can is equal to about 8 to 10 tubes of the 30 oz tubes of subfloor adhesive. It is supposed to be good for wet, frozen or treated lumber, and dispenses 25% faster than the tubes. it is around 20 bucks a can and has a shelf life of a month or more.

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    EthanB
    Pro
    South Kingstown, RI

    has anyone tried the DAP Smartbond? I got a can at a trade show but have not tried it yet. They claim 1 can is equal to about 8 to 10 tubes of the 30 oz tubes of subfloor adhesive. It is supposed to be good for wet, frozen or treated lumber, and dispenses 25% faster than the tubes. it is around 20 bucks a can and has a shelf life of a month or more.

    I use it and have a lot. They sell the subfloor stuff in both a can for a gun and a can with a dispenser. The rest is all in the can with the dispenser.

    It goes a long way and a lot faster than using a caulk gun. I bought a bunch when my local lumberyard started clearing it out at $8 a can. They never even put up a good stand or explained what it was so it didn’t move at all. I only knew what it was because I saw it on This Old House.

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    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    @ethanb We use an air gun to dispense the subfloor adhesive, do you thing it would be even faster than that. I do think I would see a small savings in the cost of the Glue and 2 or 2 cans to pick up when the floor is finished instead of 20 or 30. also I think you would save time not switching tubes so often.

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    has anyone tried the DAP Smartbond? I got a can at a trade show but have not tried it yet. They claim 1 can is equal to about 8 to 10 tubes of the 30 oz tubes of subfloor adhesive. It is supposed to be good for wet, frozen or treated lumber, and dispenses 25% faster than the tubes. it is around 20 bucks a can and has a shelf life of a month or more.

    Not that brand but tried the GreatStuff subfloor adhesive. The can screws onto our foam gun. What we found was it was to light and fluffy. A little bit of wind would blow it off the joists, especially if they were a little wet or icy.

    Andrew

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    #400637
    EthanB
    Pro
    South Kingstown, RI

    I doubt it would be much faster than an airgun as there’s a limit to how fast you can move and still be accurate enough to keep the glue on the joist. Changing tubes would definitely save a bit of time and only having a couple cans instead of a case would obviously make for less setup and cleanup.

    #407251
    Brackers
    Pro
    Waterloo, Ontario

    PL is my go to.
    Also if you don’t want something to move while its setting I also use hot glue and PL. Works a treat.

    Bob…

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    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    PL is my go to.
    Also if you don’t want something to move while its setting I also use hot glue and PL. Works a treat.

    Bob…

    That sounds like a good idea to remember.

    A Working Pro since 2004

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