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I'd point out that Butyl tape has the advantage of a very long working time....unlike some of the other sealants you might use, which start to cure rather quickly.
I definitely had concerns about working time. I can only imagine how likely it is that I'll get tangled up somewhere along the hundreds of bolts on this thing.

Ok. Butyl it is. Now to find a day when the temperature is favorable for working with this stuff!
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I agree with tommays. It's a 2 person job however you look at it. Good luck.
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The bolts should be tightened when the caulking is put on, not later otherwise you run the risk of breaking the seal you're trying to create if a bolt turns on set caulking. Don't listen to Casey on this - he's wrong.
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