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Old 03-10-2016, 08:30 PM   #1
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Leftover Dicor

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I have a spot where I need about two tablespoons of Dicor on the roof.

I have one full tube of Dicor.

Once it is opened and used, and because I need so little, is there any way to keep it "fresh" and from drying out so I can use it in the future? Or is it like once opened, use the whole tube because it will dry out regardless?

Any ideas appreciated.
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It won't dry out unless exposed to air so the volatile compounds can escape. Any jar that has a vacuum seal like pickles, kraut, etc., will keep it as long as the top is kept VERY tight. Choose one with a wide mouth so you can get a narrow putty knife into it and one that's not overly large for the amount of Dicor you have left.
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Assuming you are talking about the cartridge, I usually stick the largest nail or screw I can find in the tube. I then wrap tape around it. It is successful about 80% of the time.
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So you take the Dicor out of the tube and put it in the, say, pickle jar?
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I have used Dicor and sealed the nozzle with a wire nut. Then cut the end of the tube and used it more than 6 months later and it was fine.
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Assuming you are talking about the cartridge, I usually stick the largest nail or screw I can find in the tube. I then wrap tape around it. It is successful about 80% of the time.
bingo, exactly i have been doing. i use the clear tape with many layers though. it will last for 6 months no problem but it will get hardened gradually somewhat.
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x2 on the wire nut. Been on the same tube for almost a year. Used 3 times and re-installed wirenut each time. So far so good!
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So you take the Dicor out of the tube and put it in the, say, pickle jar?
Yeah. I pick the jar size based on how much I have left in the tube. I try to fill the jar almost all the way. I've used the wire nut, the screw/nail and tape and the snap on cap you find on some tubes with only fair success. For me it usually works when I don't want to use the stuff. When I need it, it's hard
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I wrap putty around the end when I'm finished. Still fresh 6months later
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I have some old tv cable around and I cut a piece about 3 inches long and push 2+ inches into the open nozzle end. Even a year later I can pull the cable out and have a good flow of dicor. I use this method on all my cartridge sealers.
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If the tube has a snap on tip cut carefully so cover snaps on.

Wipe clean then snap on.

Wrap tight with black electric tape.
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Lowes sells what they call caulk saver caps, the are about a buck for 2. They work real well ,the caps have a pin built into the cap.
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I use these from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000H5S8XY/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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