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Theres a Better Way

Keep Your Job Site Clean with a Caulk Caddy

comments (0) July 9th, 2014 in Blogs
Kevini Kevin Ireton, editor-at-large

For use with multi-clip THERE's A BETTER WAY BLOG posts only

Video Length: 1:21
Produced by: John Ross and Kevin Ireton

If you have a bunch of caulking to do, you could drag the caulk gun and a scrap of cardboard around with you and just wait for the caulk to end up on the carpet, but there's a better way.

Robert Billard of Duxbury, Mass., finally decided to get serious about cleaning up the mess that he created every time he caulked, so he built a caulk-gun caddy. There's a 3/4-in. plywood bottom with a 1x4 frame around it. There's a front vertical piece of plywood that sits at about a 75-degree angle to the bottom. There's a shorter back piece that's also at about a 75-dgree angle to the bottom. The critical dimension here is that the front vertical piece needs to be a little bit longer than a caulking gun with a full tube in it, so you want to leave an inch or so of space at the bottom. To make a notch for the handle of the caulking gun, I just used a rasp.

That's a pretty clever tip, Robert. Thanks for sending it.


Kevin Ireton is editor-at-large and a good friend and former colleague of Chuck Miller's. Keep your eye out for more Better Way videos from Kevin and several of our other regular contributors in the near future.


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