Flexible Caulk-Tube Tip
Sometimes the tip of the caulk tube just can’t angle in on a joint. I ran into this problem when caulking some window trim at an inside corner. The body of the caulk gun just wouldn’t let me get the tube where it needed to point. I tried bending the spout, but it didn’t have enough flex. Then it hit me: I needed a bendable extension. As shown in the drawing at right, a 3-in. piece of 1/4-in.-I.D. hose with a 2-in. piece of 1/8-in.-I.D. hose stuffed inside gave me a short extension that slipped over the caulk-tube spout, with a small orifice to pinpoint a bead. The natural arc of the hoses worked to my advantage; I could twist the hose through any point of the compass to lay a bead anywhere I needed.
Mike Guertin, East Greenwich, RI