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Glass Top Humidor Seal

07SpartanJK07SpartanJK Posts: 3
Don't give me too much crap but has anyone tried to use hot glue on the outside of the Humidor to help seal the glass top? I couldn't care less what it looks like as long as it gets the job done. I figured I would ask since I have it readily available. 

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  • KidTexKidTex Paris, TexasPosts: 91 ✭✭✭
    Send pics or it didn't happen lol
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 13,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Go for it!
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • 07SpartanJK07SpartanJK Posts: 3
    KidTex said:
    Send pics or it didn't happen lol
    I have not done it yet, that's why I asked if any has or not. I don't want to go and ruin it especially since i have 30 coming in the mail on Thursday. I don't want to have to micromanage it.
  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Using hot glue is not a terribly great idea.
    The hot glue on the glass, there is a chance that the heat can crack or break the glass.

    I suppose if you go slow and are careful, it can be done.
    Aquarium sealer would be a better route.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • KidTexKidTex Paris, TexasPosts: 91 ✭✭✭
    In all honesty, if I was going to attempt it, I would try something odorless... just my 2 cents
  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have not done it yet, that's why I asked if any has or not. I don't want to go and ruin it especially since i have 30 coming in the mail on Thursday. I don't want to have to micromanage it.
    30?
    WTF?

    You get a scratch and dent deal or something?

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • KidTexKidTex Paris, TexasPosts: 91 ✭✭✭
    Probably the custom thrifty thirty sampler
  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    KidTex said:
    Probably the custom thrifty thirty sampler
    Oh!
    30 cigars.
    I misread it. I thought he was getting 30 humidors. LOL!
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Aquarium sealer, it's odorless.
  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 5,309 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Don't give me too much crap but has anyone tried to use hot glue on the outside of the Humidor to help seal the glass top? I couldn't care less what it looks like as long as it gets the job done. I figured I would ask since I have it readily available. 
    I am guessing it is not seasoned is why you know the glass needs sealed, or at least think that's  the problem
    A little dirt never hurt
  • 07SpartanJK07SpartanJK Posts: 3
    dirtdude said:
    Don't give me too much crap but has anyone tried to use hot glue on the outside of the Humidor to help seal the glass top? I couldn't care less what it looks like as long as it gets the job done. I figured I would ask since I have it readily available. 
    I am guessing it is not seasoned is why you know the glass needs sealed, or at least think that's  the problem
    I seasoned it like most of the different forums said to do and it just didn't hold. That's why i figured that it needed to be sealed off better. I went ahead and did it with hot glue and it seemed to work. I reseasoned it using a new sponge and distilled water, put the sponge in, let it sit 24 hours and the humidity level did not change what so ever. I took the sponge out and I'm going to check back again in another 24 and double check it. If it drops to a normal level between 68%-75% I'm going to assume that the hot glue worked. And I put it on the outside around the edge of the glass. I didn't put it on the inside where it could ruin the wood or possible the cigars
  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 5,309 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like you have a plan bro
    A little dirt never hurt
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭

    My first humidor was a cheap one I bought on Ebay.  It's a nice box but it didn't hold humidity very well.  So I took some clear RTV to every single corner inside that thing!  It had a little smell to it but I let it air out on the porch for a day and it was perfect.  It's been doing the job ever since. 

    Wise choice on your part to spar appearances for quality!

  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first humidor was a cheap one I bought on Ebay.  It's a nice box but it didn't hold humidity very well.  So I took some clear RTV to every single corner inside that thing!  It had a little smell to it but I let it air out on the porch for a day and it was perfect.  It's been doing the job ever since. 

    Wise choice on your part to spar appearances for quality!

    Just use the aquarium sealer and avoid the smell.
  • clearlysuspectclearlysuspect Jacksonville, FloridaPosts: 2,124 ✭✭✭✭
    deadman said:

    My first humidor was a cheap one I bought on Ebay.  It's a nice box but it didn't hold humidity very well.  So I took some clear RTV to every single corner inside that thing!  It had a little smell to it but I let it air out on the porch for a day and it was perfect.  It's been doing the job ever since. 

    Wise choice on your part to spar appearances for quality!

    Just use the aquarium sealer and avoid the smell.
    You're probably right.  I just went with what I knew and it worked out well. 
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,709 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Aquarium sealer stinks like vinegar for a few weeks until its cured. Just use soft dental wax like they give your for braces.


    That's a good tip. Never thought of that. 
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