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caulk

[kȯk]
Also spelled calk.
(engineering)
To make a seam or point airtight, watertight, or steamtight by driving in caulking compound, dry pack, lead wool, or other material.
(materials)
Material used to caulk seams.

Caulk

To render a joint tight against the elements by filling the seam with a malleable substance such as tar, lead, or putty.

caulk

To fill a joint, crack, etc., with caulking.
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Wipe away any excess caulk. Let the caulk cure for an hour or two so the inserts stay in place.
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To ensure that the caulk or sealant you intend to use for your project is appropriate for specific substrates, we recommend that you follow the manufacturer's installation instructions.
The center sections of the plastic pans were field cut to fit the exact window rough opening width and connected to the side sections using compatible adhesive caulk or plastic cement.
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Cracks around the window sash can be sealed with transparent weatherstripping tape, or with caulking cord/rope caulk. (Rope caulk lasts much longer, is flexible and--if you live in an apartment--you can remove it without damaging the surface).
Beginning in the basement or crawlspace, seal electrical and plumbing penetrations with caulk, foam, or any other material that will stop airflow.
I even caulk around the windows and screens if needed.
Carpenter Rick Taylor uses several hundred tubes of caulk each year in his job for the Martin County Public Schools in Inez, Kentucky, so trust him to recognize great gunk when he sees it.
Joints around windows and between masonry panels in public buildings erected or renovated during the 1960s and 1970s were often sealed with a caulk containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).