Hot Tip for Caulk Tubes
Sealing an open tube with hot-melt glue provides a quick fix to a pesky problem.
Saving partially used tubes of caulk used to be a problem for me. I would try to seal the spout with a nail or even a dedicated cap, but inevitably the unused caulk would solidify over time and become unusable. I now seal the open spout with a dab of hot-melt glue. It conforms to the opening and hardens quickly, providing an airtight seal. The resulting plug can be removed easily for the next caulk application.
—Brian Reed, South Burlington, Vt.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
Published in Fine Homebuilding #305