Super Golden Oakum 5 lb. Box contains 12 ropes, 27" long by 1" diameter. (Oiled.) Cannot Be Sold or Shipped to Canada.
Oakum or "jute", has been used in log building for more than a hundred years and works well as a filler because it is pliable, a good insulator, resists decay, and repels insects and rodents. When using Oakum with products such as: Perma-Chink, Log Jam, and Log Builder be sure to apply a bond breaker between the Oakum and the caulking or chinking product. Mylar tape or "packing tape" works well as a bond breaker. The bond breaker breaks the bond of the caulk or chinking material so that it will not stick to the Oakum and allows it to expand and contract without cracking. See diagrams on the top of this page. For larger quantity sizes of oiled or unoiled click here.