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pignewton
01-02-07, 08:58 am
I am going to make my 2 X 4 into a 2 X 5. I will have to add a section of coroplast to the end and I am wondering what is the best way to take care of the seam? I dont want it to leak. Should I just overlap the new over the old and tape it down? Or?

this_lil_piggy
01-02-07, 04:11 pm
My suggestion is to overlap and tape down, but over time the tape is going to start pealing up, getting bedding stuck to it and lose its "seal". What I further suggest doing is when you overlap the coro either run a bead of sturdy glue like plastic glue or wood glue between the two pieces to further hold them together and seal them, then tape them down. OR once you over lap and tape them on one side, flip the coro over and put a bead of silicone down the seam on the underside. The only problem with this trick is, the silicone takes 24 hours to dry completely and you wont be able to use the coro in that time.

The easier quicker solution would be the glue/tape.