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    Default sealing wood to brick

    I want to attach a wooden frame to a brick wall and seal it air tight. The brick surface is uneven and there are the mortar grooves so there are gaps up to 10mm to fill.The wood is 35mm wide.

    I want the filler to be fairly dense to keep out noise so I'm wary of silicone gap fillers. Window putty sounds more like it but I worry about it drying and breaking the seal. I've thought of using plasticine which is very similar but supposed to be non-drying. Then I'd need a way to seal the plasticine and paint over it.

    How does using plasticine sound? Do I worry too much?

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    Get some 10 mm backing rod, (round dense foam rod) push this into gap leaving a distance of 10 mm to fill with sikaflex or similar

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    The gaps vary from 0-10mm. Selleys No More Gaps appears to adhere to plasticene as well as anything does so I should be able to use it to seal in the plasticene.

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    No more skills will shrink and is not really suitable for your application. Polyurethane is what you need.

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