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Old 10-06-2011, 06:30 AM
Steve Huffman Steve Huffman is offline
 
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If you discover a small leak, you can use pieces of cedar shims and oakum (oil-soaked hemp rope) as a temporary way to plug the hole. You can still get cedar shims at your local lumber yard for adjusting door jambs, but I don't know where you can get oakum these days (try Google search?). Oakum was traditionally used for "caulking" the seams of wooden hulls.
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