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Old 07-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #31
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If you have a local Fastenal store they may have them in inventory. They list them at $19.75/box of 100 on their website.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #32
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Don't get mad at me Sam, and I don't mean to be splittin' hairs, but... I did the math prior to driving.

For a No. 10 x 1" Stainless Steel self tapping Square Drive screw, McFeelys charts show they would chg. $56.10 for 300 not saying what shipping chg. was.

I purchased (338) all they had at the moment, of No. 10 x 1" Stainless Steel self tapping Square Drive screws, for $12.54 total.

My 2008 Silverado gets 20/21 mpg on the highway; consistantly. For 120 mile trip, lets say I used 6 gals. of gas. Gas at the pump, on the day we drove, was $3.21 per gal., totaling $19.26.

$19.26 + $12.54 for screws = $31.80 spent for the trip.

Had I spent $56.10 plus tax, and waited for X number of days for screws, I would not have had $24.30 to spend on a nice lunch for the wife and I, plus a nice trip enjoying the countryside scenery.

As I said don't be mad at me Sam, but the figures won out.

Now I have to wait on this very much needed rain to stop, so I can get back outside and start on the windows.

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Old 07-19-2012, 07:25 PM   #33
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I truly would never get mad at anyone. It is your business where you get your parts. I was thinking maybe you had a nice drive and stopped along the way to eat. The other thought was that you may need more screws and you said you cleaned the place out. Sure wish we would get some much needed rain. It keeps going away from Western NY. We were in the middle of NYS and it poured at the campsite before our arrival. Took me several days to catch up on the wash,emails and read back newspapers. That is why I call camping insanity(all the packing and unpacking.) We have more camping scheduled and I am going to make doing our three window jobs on the HiLo a priority. Was hoping for a reduction in the temps. 85 for the week and less humid.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #34
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Only one more consideration with your road trip . How much per mile in truck maintenance costs,new tires ect. ? Just joking!! We make a 1 1/2 hour round trip to our HiLo dealer when we need several parts. If I only need one or two parts I have them mailed. Often times I am on the net. looking for the best price and shipping charges. Our gas guzzling 3/4 ton HD 4x4 gets 10 to 12 mpg. Ford. We love our "tank."
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #35
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Today the last of the windows were set with new SS screws. If no rain tomorrow, I'll caulk with slicon around the outside of each frame, and add aluminum-silicon caulking where the exterior weather stripping has shrunk around the glass.

There is still much to do... Dabbler
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #36
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Don't use silicone caulk around your windows. We used silicone around one of our large windows because we didn't know better. This is our last window that we have to take out,apply butyl tape and reinstall. The silicone caulk has pulled away from the window. Use lexell(ace hardwear) on sika at home depot.
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Read your post Sam...

I did use Butyl weather stripping around the window frames. I have yet to do a followup with a bead of caulking material to finish the job. I also wondered why it is not available in California. There is much to be considered if applying this material and making certain it will be effective.

Since the following information has been presented as public information, by Sashco; manufacturer of Lexel, I feel confident I am able to pass this on to you and others who may decide to use it.

It appears to be an answer to waterproofing problems, but again the user should know all aspects of preparations before applying it properly. See following insert.

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Features Benefits

• 19 times clearer than silicone No cloudiness or ugly caulk lines
• Super elastic with strong adhesion, Eliminates costly call backs won’t tear, crack or pull away
• Paintable Unlike silicone, paint sticks with no separation
• Water & mildew-resistant Use indoors or outdoors
• Won’t freeze No wasted caulk in cold weather
• Use on wet or dry surfaces Apply in most any weather
• Tough & easily cleaned Clean with abrasive cleaners with no damage
• Limited Lifetime Warranty Have confidence that you’re using the right product
• Exclusive stop flow plunger Less waste, less mess
• High durability Performs well in most any type of climate
• Full 10.5 oz. in every cartridge More for your money

Where NOT To Use:

• Areas of submersion where there is animal life (i.e. aquariums)
• With polystyrene insulation
• Containment applications
• Plastics not listed should be tested for compatibility before use
• Will not adhere to or is incompatible with Aquaseal®*, cultured marble,Kynar®*,
polypropylene, polystyrene foam insulation, polyethylene, rubber, silicone, styrofoam (it
dissolves it), Teflon®*, vulcanized rubber, waxes

Application:

• Large beads applied in hot weather (above 95ºF) may exhibit slight bubbling. For best
results, apply out of direct sunlight.
• Prepare frosty or icy surfaces by cleaning with alcohol.
• If using indoors, make sure the room is well-ventilated.
• Natural shrinkage may give some joints a concave appearance.
multiple applications may be needed to fill the joint flat.
• If dirt or oils are present on the substrate, wash with any household cleaner, rinse to
remove and allow to thoroughly dry.
• Remove any old caulk, especially silicone or silicone residue.Use a silicone remover
such as McKanica®* Silicone Caulk Remover.
• Insert backer rod into joints deeper than 1/2” to provide for proper sealant depth
and a stronger, longer lasting seal.

Cartridge:

•Gun Lexel into the joint with a caulk gun. Squeeze Tube:
• Squeeze Lexel into the joint.
• Tool for a smoother bead using a caulking tool or a soapy finger and a light, skimming touch.

Storage and Clean Up:

• Clean tools with mineral spirits, paint thinner or citrus-based cleaners.
• Clean hands with citrus-based cleaners.
• Lexel cartridges can be stored if sealed tightly. Wrap cartridge nozzles tightly with
plastic wrap and a rubber band.
• Lexel squeeze tubes can be stored by tightly replacing the cap.

WARNING: This product contains a material that is reported by the State of California to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.
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In view of the above post ,

Where NOT To Use:

• Areas of submersion where there is animal life (i.e. aquariums)
• With polystyrene insulation
• Containment applications
• Plastics not listed should be tested for compatibility before use
• Will not adhere to or is incompatible with Aquaseal®*, cultured marble,Kynar®*,
polypropylene, polystyrene foam insulation, polyethylene, rubber, silicone, styrofoam (it
dissolves it), Teflon®*, vulcanized rubber, waxes

Based on that Lexal should not be used on the plastic end caps found on may Hi-Lo's as it will not adhere to it.
I was going to get Lexal to recaulk some spots on my end caps that are starting to come loose, looks like I will use something else.
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Something extra I found while surfing the NET. Make certain you type your question to say Sealant for water proofing rather than caulking. Also be certain their product can be used on campers and trailers.

I've come across many companies that manufacture sealants and where their products are sold, but in some cases the only way to acquire the product you choose, is by Email only. It will certainly pay to do the research.

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Thanks for sharing the information on Lexal caulk. I used this primarily around the reinstalled exterior windows. I always read the information contained on a can,tube. Another caulk mentioned by a forum member was sika(might not be the total correct name.) What would be the particulars on this one?
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