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Does tite bond lose its sticky?

I have had a big bottle of tite bond laying around for about 2 years. I used it to build my sub boxes. It is closed. Does it lose its power after a while or is it safe to still use it to build a few sub boxes again?

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It depends. How was it stored(basement, outside, etc...) and which Titebond is it? http://www.titebond.com/woodworking_glues.aspx
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Tite bond II. Stored in a garage on a shelf. I live in Canada.
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Throw it away.
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Storage life is 24 months at 75 degrees F, your garage probably is not so consistent but the glue is freeze/thaw stable. Before you throw it out try gluing a couple scraps together, if the consistency is good and it dries and holds well it should still be ok.
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The 24 months is not a hard fast rule. If it's thicker and a darker yellow it's time to toss and get new. If it stills looks new it's ok to use.

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Dang. Aight. It is too expensive so I will just get a new one. Thanks guys.
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12 months max

I buy 55 gallons drums stored under ideal conditions. After 12 months it becomes questionable and not worth risking.

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