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Old 04-10-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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Is Parr Bond the same thing as Parlastic Caulk?? I've seen Parlastic Caulk, but I don't believe I've ever seen Parr Bond...

I hate to open this up for a major discussion, but what sealant should I use around the water heater flange/shell?
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Old 04-10-2003, 09:13 AM   #2
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Sorry don't know the answer but want to,too.

BTW Craig check your private messages please.

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"I hate to open this up for a major discussion, but what sealant should I use around the water heater flange/shell?"
What the Heck is wrong with major discussions ? They're the best kind, and isn't that what these forums are here for?
Your curiosity adds to my knowledge so thanks for asking...most anything!
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Old 04-10-2003, 10:30 AM   #3
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Apparently not. Parlastic comes in a tube for use caulk gun. Parbond comes in a squeeze type tube. Parbond is very thin - it will run to a certain exent when applied. This is its chief virtue in that it will flow into small crevices.

I buy it at a local RV supplier (I like the clear, but it comes in aluminum, among other colors). Since Inland Andy touts its virtues I presume they will sell you some.

Edit - I notice this source for the aluminum and white: http://www.dyersonline.com/ . I know nothing of the company.

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Doesn't sound like Parr Bond is what I would want to use around the water heater flange then (since it is so thin). What about the consistency of Sikaflex?

(Pap - sorry, I just checked my PMs.)
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Old 04-10-2003, 02:00 PM   #5
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I consider Sikaflex and Vulkem to be fuctionally interchangable. Sikaflex cures out to appear much smoother than Vulkem, though, so it looks nicer in exposed areas.

I am not sure what a "water heater flange" is. There is a putty like material that comes in rolls which is used, for example, behind the chrome furnace intake/exhaust plate. Mostly, though, if Parbond is too thin, I use Sikaflex. It is a rather heavy bodied caulk.

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Old 04-10-2003, 02:05 PM   #6
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Mark,

I'm talking about the part of the water heater that is attached to the shell of the trailer. I plan to use the putty tape between the water heater and the shell, but figured I should finish off the job with some sort of sealant (Vulkem or Sikaflex).

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I have used the semi flexible RV sealer that comes on a roll. It was available in grey and it did a decent job. It has been a year since i replaced my water heater, and the sealer is still doing it's job.
I am going under the assumption that the flange in question is the one that is on the water heater and will cover the opening on the body shell.
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Uwe,

Do you beleive I still haven't installed my water heater!?! It got to cold so I waited for Spring...

What did you finish the job with? Did you use the putty as the only sealer? I was thinking of finishing off the edge of the water heater seal to the trailer with Vulkem or Sikaflex. Maybe it's not even necessary with the putty seal????

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