Builders’ Tip: Fine-Tuning an Aerosol Insulation Nozzle
When applying aerosol-foam sealants, I often need to insulate a gap that is too narrow for the plastic tube that comes with the foam.
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The accompanying drawing shows how I modify the tube to get it to fit in tight places.
- Before I push the tube into the can, I heat a short section of the tube over a torch.
- I keep the tube rotating so that it doesn’t burn, and when it gets soft enough, I stretch the tube. This action narrows the tube’s diameter.
- When the plastic has cooled, I simply snip the tube to match the diameter of the bead I want to create.
— Greg Booth, Anchorage, Alaska
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