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Sometimes a Great Idea is a Great Idea!
And sometimes a great idea is something that almost works. Well this one worked.
I needed about 1/8 of a tube of air duct mastic and I ll be dammed if I will pay $5 for a tube of it. I am installing the dust collection system for my new wood shop and since I am in Arizona I decided to use metal 6 pipe. With the humidity so darn low, dust explosions are possible so plastic pipe is out. I first decided to invent empty caulking tubes but after checking on the web I find they already have them, but they cost more than a cheap tube of latex caulk. So I took a very cheap tube of water cleanable caulk and emptied it. I next used my compressor to blow back the plunger. With 100 psi, it popped like a champagne cork. I washed it out, filled it with left over mastic, and finished the job. Easy Peasy! I even cleaned out the tube so I have it for the next time.
My shop is almost finished so when I have my Open Shop party, I will take food grade caulk tubes and empty out so that they can be filled with topping for canapés. I ll have the servers. (This will be a catered event!) dispensing different toppings from caulk guns There will be guacamole, salsa cream cheese, red mango pickle cream cheese, American cheese spread, spicy bean dip, and maybe straight bacon fat for the hard core. You just pick up a chip or cracker and a server will come over and cheerfully dispense the amount of your favorite toping you want. No need to double dip. After three drinks it is acceptable to have the server shoot the topping straight into your mouth.
It will be a great party. Hope you can come. I have registered at Home Depot and Woodcraft.