How long does silicone REALLY take to dry?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by greenlyfe, Aug 17, 2011.

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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    Doing some DIY here and wondering how long does silicone really take to dry? The tube says 3 hours...yeah right! I'm not trusting that. And whats the best environment to make it dry faster? Oh yeah the silicone is clear if that matters.
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    BendBrewer

    BendBrewer Well-Known Member

    Hope you aren't trying to make DWC buckets with it. Didn't work at all for me.
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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    NO buckets...
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    BendBrewer

    BendBrewer Well-Known Member

    I would give that stuff 24 hours to set.
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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    But I am turning my system into RDWC with greasymikes cooler idea....
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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    Thats what I figured...I feel sorry for the guy who believes that 3 hour stuff
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    BendBrewer

    BendBrewer Well-Known Member

    I tried to use that stuff around the bulk heads of my rdwc. Didn't work. At all. Had to get threaded fittings and rubber seals.
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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    Thanks BB..+rep
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    smokeymcpiff

    smokeymcpiff Active Member

    i agree atleast a full day ! no chance is that going to be dry in 3 HOURS !
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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    To tell you the truth this may not work, but I have to get my res temp down cheapest way possible. It stays @ 80 and locking out nutrients.
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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    At least I think thats what happened...Im a rookie.
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    BendBrewer

    BendBrewer Well-Known Member

    I just used some threaded fittings from HD to make it work.

    I converted a cooler into a mash tun. MLT8.jpg
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    BendBrewer

    BendBrewer Well-Known Member

    Yeah, 80 is bad. You should look into a Compost Tea if running high. Your roots will thank you.
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    greenlyfe

    greenlyfe Member

    My cooler has some "special" spout that has a unique thread. The fitting threaded in but is off just a tad and leaked.But hey, when Walmart rolls back prices you make a choice. Lets hope $17 difference isn't a headache. A compost tea? Like Heisenbergs microbes?

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