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Cheap caulk nozzles

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by opps, 3 Aug 2021.

  1. opps

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    I have been running very low on spare caulking nozzles, so I thought I would check out chinese suppliers on ebay

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144120488617?hash=item218e4022a9:g:Oq8AAOSwvYhgrdFh

    A tenner, and two weeks later, I now have 100 spare nozzles (sold by forestytore).

    They cost me 10p each and are reasonable quality. That's works out to about 3 times cheaper than buying them from a decorators' merchant.
     
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  3. foxhole

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    Always have lots of spares.When using a lot of sealants at once I use just the one nozzle which builds up a supply, also save the used nozzles and leave them in garage for a few weeks after which a screw in the thick end will extract the entire old silicon/sealant in one.
     
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    Stick an airline gun in the narrow end ,the solid plug comes out like a bullet:D
     
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    Same here, I'm really tight with them, and have managed to build up a good stock! :cautious:
     
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    Don't you get a free nozzle with every tube you buy? Have a word with the merchants if not. :cautious:
     
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    I just nick mine off the decos at work :sneaky:
     
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  9. opps

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    You do get a free nozzle but these days I might be using 4 different colours of CT1 and various caulks/silicones on a given job. And if I am working on 4 different sites the product in the tube soon goes off (especially when working with MS polymers).

    As I said earlier, when I was primarily using caulk only, I had dozens and dozens of spare tubes.

    Prior to purchasing these nozzles, I would be on site with a 5*70 screw trying to pull the crud out.
     
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    Have you seen the guns like the Tajima which have a fold away "poker" on the side of the body? Also there are caulk savers (replaceable tips for the nozzles)
     
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    Or the Ryobi gun! :)
     
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    It had never dawned on me that the pins were for unclogging the nozzles...
     
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