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Looking for non-toxic glue to for holding window sills down

gdJeHhvjTh | Posted in Green Products and Materials on

Hi All,
All the local builders I have asked use highly toxic glue to hold the window sills down. Does anyone recommend a green, more sustainable material?
William in Vermont

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  1. wjrobinson | | #1

    What glue are you saying is highly toxic? Does one die from it soon after contact?

  2. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #2

    1. Are you talking about a window sill or a window stool? A sill is exterior, and a stool is interior.

    2. It isn't necessary to use glue to install a window sill or a window stool, although it's often useful to caulk the crack between the window stool and the rough opening to limit air infiltration.

    3. Here are links to low-VOC and no-VOC adhesives in the GBA Product Guide:

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