Saturday, October 15, 2011
But here's Mike Holmes holding forth on the gospel of caulk and Keeping the Water Out, and bless me if I am unable merely to be a hearer of the word, I am goaded into being a doer of it as well.
But, oh, gosh! the path of virtue in not smooth, nor is it narrow. Actually, it's wide and it's deep; it's thick and arduous and very, very tacky.
The little ½" backer rod I had on hand wasn't going to make it. Hoping the clear weather held, I jumped in the car and ran up to Lowe's, where I bought 20' of 3/4" backer foam backer rod. And a second tube of the masonry crack caulk just in case I ran out.
Called Lowe's. Is this stuff supposed to be like this? Guy in the paint department says that yeah, because it's for masonry and it's like mortar, it is thicker than regular caulk. OK, but this thick? He said if I couldn't get it to flow, to bring it back and they'd take a look at it.