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Steve Maskery

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A little while back we were discussing glues and I very authoratitititivly said that I had some Cascamite which was still good after 2.5 millennia. Well, I tried to use it today and it was off. Lumpy. Couldn't get it smooth. I didn't dare use it for an outside patio table in iroko so I binned it. A large tub of the stuff. :evil:
So it doesn't last forever. :oops:

Talking of off, I've just opened a bottle of Yellow Label and it's corked. At least Sainsbury's don't normally argue.

Must get back to my Liver with Herbs.

Cheers
Steve
 

johnelliott

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Sounds to me like it got a little bit damp. Water vapour got in, some of it reacted and started to set, thus it was impossible to get the mix smooth. I agree with your original thought, that it would have lasted if it had stayed absolutely dry
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cascamite

Have you thought though Steeve in 2500 years time that lump of cascamite might still be lying around (in some waste site :twisted: )

Perhaps the EU will demand that all cascamite must be ground down to powder before being dumped :roll:
 

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Shelf life of Cascamite (or is it Extramite now) seems to be very variable - I had some small tins (shows how long ago that was!) that lasted for several years if unopened. Equally, I have had stuff in the plastic containers, that should be more airtight, go off in months. I wonder if it depends on how damp the air is when the container is open?

But I'm still a fan of the stuff.
 
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