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post #290 of Old 10-28-2013
Daniel - Norsea 27
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Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I can now understand the need to wait during tightening.

I took my deck handrails off for refinishing/rebidding earlier this year. I reattached them while it was still starting to warm up. I tightened the bolts and as the weather warmed up, the butyl would ooze out more as it warmed up. I haven't seen any leaks since.

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