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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Caulk

To render a joint tight against the elements by filling the seam with a malleable substance such as tar, lead, or putty.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

caulk

To fill a joint, crack, etc., with caulking.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* Stucco with freshly caulked window frame prevented liquid water penetration at window/wall interface, even with reverse shingle-lap.
(330 mm) wide building paper at jambs, overlapped and cut to cover rough opening; caulk window flanges except sill; install window; apply loose insulation or foam sealant at interior reveals; install drip cap caulked on back sides; for housewrap, install WRB with head flashing flap and window opening cuts; install self-adhering jamb flashing; install self- adhering head flashing; for building paper; tape shingle-lapped double-layer building paper (under sill and jamb flashing, over head flashing); for housewrap, tape WRB flap shingle-lapped to head flashing.
It is important to properly prepare all surfaces that will be caulked. This will give the product the best possible adhesion and will prevent problems later in the process.
If you are dealing with a surface that was previously caulked, be sure to remove as much of the old sealant as possible before applying the new caulk.
Even if a penetration was caulked before fasteners were installed, caulk around components or fastener heads after installation for a secondary seal you can watch.
When I came back the next morning, none of the gaps looked like they'd been caulked. After a "Twilight Zone" moment, I looked at the caulk more closely.
The easiest solution is to saw out the caulked joint, removing about 1 in.
* If the stops are caulked in place, slice through the caulk with a utility knife.
Insulating glass that's caulked in place is virtually glued to the frame.
7 THE HOURGLASS SHAPE is ideal for a caulked joint.
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