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Titebond wood glue

I'm just getting started in my shop but I bought most of my tools and supplies several months back and today I broke out a brand new bottle of original titebond glue and it was all oil/water at the top and glue at the bottom. After a lot of shaking and stirring it looks normal in the bottle but it don't flow out smooth, its very thick/chunky. It has been stored in an outdoor shed since February, so cold and now extremely hot.

Is the glue still ok to use? effective? I see now on the bottle it says store at room temperature so in the future I know,Thanks!
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I'm just getting started in my shop but I bought most of my tools and supplies several months back and today I broke out a brand new bottle of original titebond glue and it was all oil/water at the top and glue at the bottom. After a lot of shaking and stirring it looks normal in the bottle but it don't flow out smooth, its very thick/chunky. It has been stored in an outdoor shed since February, so cold and now extremely hot.

Is the glue still ok to use? effective? I see now on the bottle it says store at room temperature so in the future I know,Thanks!
You could try it, but I would just replace it.








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I'd never heard of that happening tooo tight bond before. Regardless I'd do as CabnetMan recomends. It is certainly cheap enough to replace if it has gone bad, or clumped up as yours has.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-24-2011, 04:23 PM
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The cold (freezing) can make just about any aqueous suspension separate / clump up...

I wouldn't recommend using it on anything worth glueing... But as above, it's cheap. Buy a gallon and keep it in the house if you have to, reuse the container though from the bad stuff, unless you use after market glue bottles.

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Like Firemedic, I always take in my glues in the winter.

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Figure the cost of a bottle of glue vs. time, effort and materials in a project where the glue might fail...I'd chuck it.
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Figure the cost of a bottle of glue vs. time, effort and materials in a project where the glue might fail...I'd chuck it.
+1 My thoughts exactly.

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Ok thanks everyone!
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When you replace the bottle consider how much gluing you might be doing. Granted, the larger containers may be a cost saving, but most of it may go unused. You can check the date code on the container, for the date of manufacture. This is supposed to be their new date coding:

The first digit represents A for America (made in), the second digit is the last digit of the year of manufacture, the third and fourth digits
represent the month, the fifth and sixth digits represent the day of the month and the last four digits represent the lot number.
Example:
A904270023 – This material was manufactured on April 27, 2009









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As Mike says, replace the bottle.

It sounds like the bottle may have been frozen before you purchased it.

Use the right tool for the job.

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date your bottles and when in doubt ,just throw it out. all you need is all that milling and a failed glue joint.
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if it froze, toss it

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