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I had some lapages about 1 month old,,, left it in the shop..( Garage) It froze so I took it in the house to unthaw,never really came back to the original consistancy... Glued up a few pieces of oak scraps, for around 20 hrs. and I could snap it apart easy...TOSSED it...
Watchout for small woodworking supply stores that shut off heat during off hours. I have had bad glue that way
Wait a minute, there are retailers that turn off the heating at night ? I don't think I've ever met anyone with such a makeshift operation. In anycase, even if they turn the heat off at night, does the temp. in the store reach sub zero temps ?
Another question comes to mind, the cost of the glue is minimal to the cost of woods and your labor so my thought would be to "Back shelf" it for something un important and buy fresh.
Bill makes a good point about the cost of material and the worth of your time. If I could suggest anything, consider it a lesson learned and and give it the punishment it deserves for freezing on you. Send it to the trash can.
Seriously, the first time you use it and it ruins your work , you will walk away while throwing it out and feeling pretty stupid for not doing so before. Count your losses and get a fresh bottle. My .02.
The correct answer, as given above, is that it can undergo several freeze/thaw cycles. Lee Valley faces the same issue with their glues, as they presume it may become frozen when shipped in winter. The only question for you to answer for yourself, is how many times do you think the glue was frozen before you purchased it???
Charles (who uses glue as an excuse to keep his shop warm in winter)
...my thought would be to "Back shelf" it for something un important and buy fresh.
I agree to use fresh.
I don't agree however with keeping it for something un-important....(I am a reforming pack-rat so I couldn't resist commenting). Nothing that I make is an 'unimportant' thing that I don't mind falling apart at an unopportune time.
Therefore, the previously frozen bottle is best just thrown in the garbage lest it tie up valuble space in the back of the cupboard.