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    Hmm

    I would like to know what is the recommended caulk to use when sealing around ductwork?

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    Duct mastic. You can find it in the aisle that the filters are on at home depot or lowes. I've seen it in gallon buckets or in caulking tubes. Industry standard for sealing ducts. Just make sure you apply it liberally and don't miss anything. Good luck

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    Thanks!

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    DP-1010, Glen-Kote, Pookie, Just some of the names you can use to ask for it. Get a chip brush if you find it. You will need it to apply it. I personally don't like the tubes.

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    Use your hands and cake it on.....like frosting.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

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    Just don't get it on your clothes because it ain't going to come off if it dries

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    Originally posted by smokin68
    Use your hands and cake it on.....like frosting.
    Haha I have seen some jobs that look as if someone was having fun just like you put it. Crappy looking but fun.

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    Originally posted by gcastillo
    Originally posted by smokin68
    Use your hands and cake it on.....like frosting.
    Haha I have seen some jobs that look as if someone was having fun just like you put it. Crappy looking but fun.
    And I've actually seen a guy putting it on with his hand.... scary!

    His hand was mighty tore up after a couple hours too.

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