Talk Caulk

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Latest comment: 2 years ago by Voidxor in topic Even more discussion


The latest edits seem to muddle the caulk-sealant distinction. If we say caulk is relatively inelastic, and sealant is relatively elastic, then silicone is a sealant, not a caulk. That's how big manufacturers classify it.

Also, how about an informative example of curing time? The edits have removed all information about scale. If you say it varies according to chemical composition, the reader may assume you mean five to ten minutes, or five to ten years. So I'm editing this to say "several days", and hope an expert can offer an average curing time for silicone, for example.--JB Piggin 17:40, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Aug 28, 2007

Just came across this article on caulking. The picture of the US airman using a caulking gun may be appropriate to demonstrate the article, but the legend to the picture definitely is not. The person's name and even the obvious affiliation to the forces is not appropriate, and the reference to "arse" should be removed from what should be an encyclopeida, not a personal blog. 04:02, 29 August 2007 (UTC)[J Smith, Ancaster, ONtario]

What are you talking about??? Pjbflynn 02:07, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I just found the passage you're referring to on the image's page. Since that content is not on this page, may I suggest your comment would be more relevant on the image's talk page? Or for that matter, you could just edit that page. Pjbflynn 14:25, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm personally still confused what the arse bit refers to. I looked both in this article's history at the time of the IP's post and in the entire history of the image description in the commons with no sign it ever said anything about arse. Nil Einne (talk) 12:21, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

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Okay, I believe the 'word to the wise' bit, and it's most likely here for a good reason - but being curious to the point of psychosis, what does it mean? -- Kizor 19:37, 16 Oct 2004 (UTC)

There is some information on User talk:T-bomb although I don't get it. Most probably should be removed.--Chealer 20:53, 2004 Dec 7 (UTC)
It's just a joke, and I'm therefore removing it. Crenner 06:24, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)
By the way, coming from ten years of construction, no one who uses caulk would actually worry about the pronunciation like that. They're quite clearly two different words. Crenner 06:27, 22 Jan 2005 (UTC)
I just re-wrote the marine caulking section, both for clarity and to include iron ship caulking. The bit about the "devil" is widely regarded among caulkers as apochryphal, so I lost it. --Pjbflynn 08:12, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Time To Dry

There should be a mention of caulks time to dry. I think that's important to mention, but I am not sure of the average drying time. I do know it's around 24 hours, but again, I'm not sure of the average. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LogicalCreator (talkcontribs) 20:54, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

caused a controversy in the news over its use in the online game wordle, i kid you not. shall we place this here? [1] (talk) 18:54, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

My feeling is "absolutely not". In popular culture sections are discouraged on Wikipedia anyway because they amount to trivia. Anybody who calls the use of a simple five-letter word "controversial", simply because they are a Millennial and not a builder or homeowner, is whining about being ignorant. I'm a Millennial and not a builder nor a homeowner, and I certainly know how caulk is used. Twitter idiots need to grow up, and maybe put down their phones and stick their noses in a dictionary (or an online encyclopedia). — voidxor 20:59, 16 February 2022 (UTC)

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In regard to wooden boats, the term used to 'caulk' is "corking," especially in the Pacific Northwest. This involves driving cotton, then hemp fibers, followed by a tar sealer. Ref: Western Flyer Foundation YouTube video. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:24, 22 April 2022 (UTC)

I did a little Googling. That seems to be a difference of pronunciation, not another word. See the entry on Wiktionary. YouTube would not be a good reference for how things are spelled. — voidxor 00:04, 23 April 2022 (UTC)