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What's So Special About This Applicator?


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#1 bitpipe

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:48 PM

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Buying some sealant for the basement to go between the PVC sleeves cast into the wall and the soil pipes.

http://newtonwaterpr...ton-308-stopaq/

This stuff seems the business and is pretty cheap (£25 for 0.5kg) but the applicator is £65 and an application set a further £25.

Given this is a one time job, any suggestions on whether a generic applicator would suffice? I recall the groundworkers using something like this for the SikaSwell during the basement construction.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:59 PM

not a lot really, just looks like a normal sausage gun to me, i watched the instructional video and this
http://www.screwfix.... Adhesives (New)-_-Shopping%20-%20Sealants%20and%20Adhesives&gclid=CjwKEAjwlq24BRDMjdK7g8mD6BASJABBl8n3ta-gjo3O-oqLpujTJc_YUj2-eL45m3zBJcc7wo-jmxoCYS3w_wcB
and some hose should be fine,

obviously you will need to find another supplier because i don't like screw fix ATM ;)

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 07:14 PM

That application set gives you a sock. That will help to inject the sealant far into the void, and without that your sealing will be worthless ;)
How deep are the voids?
Regards, nick

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 07:25 PM

http://www.screwfix....-x-1-25mm/46380
http://www.screwfix....m-10-pack/46961

but as above, "not from Screwfix"

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 07:36 PM

View PostNickfromwales, on 11 April 2016 - 07:14 PM, said:

That application set gives you a sock. That will help to inject the sealant far into the void, and without that your sealing will be worthless ;)
How deep are the voids?
Regards, nick

Nick Basement wall is 300mm deep - 110mm foul in a 130m sleeve so about 10mm either side of the pipe to fill. Have some old compaband window tape that I'll use to pack the rear of the pipe and I believe they recommend 150mm sealant and 50mm of the cement.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 07:37 PM

View PostConstructionChannel, on 11 April 2016 - 07:25 PM, said:


Cheers, at the risk of derailing the thread, what have the 'fix done to upset you?

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 07:44 PM

To be fair It did say they were closed, But i'm still holding the grudge until its really inconvenient



bout 1 min in

and posts 108 onwards in this
http://www.ebuild.co...e/page__st__100

In short they sent me an email saying my stuff was ready to collect when the shop was closed :angry:

Edited by ConstructionChannel, 11 April 2016 - 07:48 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 08:13 PM

Pmsl
:lol:
To be a fly on that wall
Omg :D

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 08:14 PM

View Postbitpipe, on 11 April 2016 - 07:36 PM, said:



Nick Basement wall is 300mm deep - 110mm foul in a 130m sleeve so about 10mm either side of the pipe to fill. Have some old compaband window tape that I'll use to pack the rear of the pipe and I believe they recommend 150mm sealant and 50mm of the cement.
Then you'll need the sock my ol' China.
;)

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 06:23 PM

Cartridges arrived today - they're rigid plastic, about 50mm in diameter and 370mm long with a plunger cap one end and open at the other.

Not sure if the 'fix gun will fit but will pop in tomorrow for a look.

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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:22 PM

The longer cartridges can be cut down to fit a standard trade applicator gun. You cut the excess plastic off, the bit above the plunger inside the cartridge.

The other alternative, which I've done, is to cut the two legs of a standard gun in half and bolt two longer legs to the frame.

Edited by Triassic, 15 April 2016 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2016 - 05:38 PM

Would using a Durgan 38 applicator gun help as that will work with any length of tube

Or something like this - http://www.ebay.co.u...9508&rmvSB=true

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 04:31 PM

How does it grip the tube?

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Posted 16 April 2016 - 05:54 PM

The durgun one has a metal clamp that tightens around the end of the tube. I can take some pics if you want?

I think the Wolf one has clamps either side judging from the pics

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:53 PM

Got this one in the end from Amazon, fits the rigid tube perfectly and is quite solid and robust. Just need to create the sock and I can seal away!

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1