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Posted: 10/07/19 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remember this?



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Yea, the Great Stuff didn't hold well on the plywood that had been coated with Por 15. In all honesty, I didn't expect it to. It did take a fair amount of pressure to remove it from the coated plywood, but nothing like untreated wood.

It did, however, create a pair of smooth surfaces on each of the pieces of wood.



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Posted: 10/07/19 09:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, I did what any self respecting inquiring mind would do. I coated the wood with more foam adhesive, and will wait for it to cure, and see if the foam will stick to itself, since it is stuck well to the wood.



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So, now that it's clamped, I'll give it a day or two, and see what happens.




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Posted: 10/07/19 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a couple of pieces of bare plywood that cured for a couple of days, and it did not come apart well at all. The glue in the plywood gave up looonnnnggg before the foam adhesive did.

You can see on the left side how it came apart. the procedure to try and get it apart is shown on the right. Add a hammer and beat on it for a little, but the adhesive held tightly.



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Posted: 10/07/19 09:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a piece of wood that has been glued together to a piece of plywood with the foam adhesive. The plywood is on the right and clamped down, and the left side is being twisted with an 18" clamp.

The red arrow shows a nice gap between the plywood and the saw horse. It did take quite a bit of pressure to get the 2 to separate.



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Posted: 10/07/19 09:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And here is when the two split apart.



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After it split, this is what both pieces look like. Again, the foam adhesive held.



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Posted: 10/07/19 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One more test, that failed, and I expected it to. This is a piece of plywood and a piece of aluminum sheeting. The aluminum was not sanded, but still had the shiny finish on it.

As you can see, nothing really held to the aluminum. On the plus side, it did also create a very nice smooth surface of glue on the plywood. Not that, that would be good for anything. Lol.

This took very little pressure to pull apart.



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Posted: 10/07/19 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And now, we have a pair of TWINS!

I cut 2 pieces of plywood in preparation for the door that needs to be built. Once that is built and installed, that will close up the coach, and make it easier to heat this winter.

We'll see how that goes. Blocking off the front area with all the window area, should make it easy to heat. We'll see. Wahoo!



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Posted: 10/08/19 09:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last night I glued these 2 pieces of wood together. They are the ones that I had glued to the plywood covered with Por 15, and as you know the adhesive didn't stick to the Por, but did stick well to the wood.



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I wanted to see if the Great Stuff adhesive would stick to itself or not.

Tonight I clamped 2 clamps to the bottom half, and 2 to the top half, like this.



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Next step was to apply pressure to see if the joint would break. As you can see, the top clamps have a lot of pressure on them, and the joint still didn't break.



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Very shortly after this, the top clamps slipped off of the top piece of wood.

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Posted: 10/08/19 09:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since that didn't work, I pulled out my hammer and small, stiff, putty knife, and drove it in between the two.



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Applying a good amount of pressure to the point where I didn't want to break my knife, and still no movement.



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