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Teakdecking Systems Seam Sander
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For teak decking system why do you place tape at the bottom of the seam?

Asked on 01/23/2015 by Sandra Kay

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Take a look at the TDS website video for an explanation. Personally I don't use the tape as I want the seal to go all the way down. Btw, the TDS reefing hook works very well. Russ

Answered on 01/26/2015 by BOB NEUBAUER
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I don't know. I found it to be a formidable task and did not follow this practice. I'd like to know the answer to this question as well. Good luck on your project. It is very time consuming.

Answered on 01/23/2015 by CPTNED STRICKLER

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Referred to as "BOND BREAKER TAPE" Excerpt below from Teak Decking System (TDS) (Three-sided adhesion will limit the amount of movement that a seam can accept before failing. Teak Decking System (TDS) recommends applying bond breaker tape at the base of every seam to create two-sided adhesion, which allows the sides of the the seam to work independently from the bottom, increasing flexibility. The bottom of the caulk seam should be able to move at the base of the seam as the deck flexes and works.) I followed TDS recommendations, since I was re-caulking a vessel with TDS decks. It was a little extra work and expense, since the narrow tape is a specialty item.

Answered on 01/23/2015 by DONALD ZIMMER
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