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  1. #1
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    Default question on glue for langstroth bodies

    it appears i have used the wrong type of glue, elmers interior, for putting langstroth bodies together. what problems may that cause?

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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Hello: Im a construction teacher/bee keeper up in Canada and interior glue will work but will dissolve once it gets wet for a while. If you protect the outside joints you may not have a problem. Titebond III is the way to go for best glue you can use. Good luck. Ben

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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Titebond II or III and 2" staples.

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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    First, as bski said you sould be fine as long as it is sealed from the elements.
    Second, get your eye presription checked. lol
    Titebond II or III exterior is the way to go.

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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Paint will help, but I would just make sure you back up the joinery with nails in both directions(on each corner)...it will be fine even when/if the glue lets go.

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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Quote Originally Posted by EastSideBuzz View Post
    Titebond II or III and 2" staples.
    Exactly!
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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    I make my own boxes with rabbet joints, and I glue and cross-nail the joints.

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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Any glue will hold better than no glue, and most people us no glue... use the exterior next time, and don't worry about this time...
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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Quote Originally Posted by bwisniewski View Post
    interior glue will work but will dissolve once it gets wet for a while.
    What about "Elmers Interior And Exterior" wood glue?

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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    What about "Elmers Interior And Exterior" wood glue?
    Exterior glue can be used for internal use. but not the other way around. Elmers adds the additional internal to the description for the abundant population that cannot seem to figure this out on their own.
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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    Have used Elmers carpenter glue ( interior) on all my boxes well painted and never had a box come apart in 12 years also have some boxes I never glued and they haven't come apart in 12 years. Had some glued frames left out in the rain and they did come apart. Use what ya got.
    Im really not that serious

  12. #12
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    Default Re: question on glue for langstroth bodies

    We use Titebond and 2" coated screws.

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