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How to Evenly Spread Glue

Evenly spread glue

Spread glue with Wobble Wedges® for an easy, no-mess application

How do you evenly spread glue on a surface without making a mess or ruining your applicator? Wobble Wedge® plastic leveling shims are a quick, easy, and affordable solution for leveling furniture and appliances, stabilizing a wobbly toilet, or fixing a leaning bookcase. You probably wouldn’t think of Wobble Wedges when you’re looking for a flawless glue applicator, but this is actually one of the surprising ways that Wobble Wedges® can come in handy around the home. Our soft plastic shims flex around objects with texture or curvature, allowing you to evenly spread glue without making a mess.

What makes a Wobble Wedge perfect for spreading glue?

Wobble Wedges are available in soft and hard plastic. The soft plastic easily flexes and bends around objects with curvature or texture, allowing for an even, consistent application of glue. Wobble Wedge plastic shims feature unique, patented ridges that catch and hold the glue, allowing you to evenly spread glue on a surface without leaving clumps or globs. Simply rinse your Wobble Wedge clean and store for future use, or dispose after application.

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The perfect wood glue spreader

Carpenters and craftsmen rejoice! The perfect wood glue applicator is finally here. Wobble Wedges evenly spread wood glue on flat, contoured, and textured surfaces. Simply squeeze a small amount of wood glue onto the flat side of a Wobble Wedge and drag the wedge (glue side down) along the surface onto which you’d like to apply the glue. Add wood glue to the underside of the Wobble Wedge as necessary to apply a consistent coat.

Wash and re-use or simply throw away

It’s easy to wash the glue off your Wobble Wedge when the glue is still wet. Wash the Wobble Wedge under warm running water and use your fingers to remove any excess glue from the interlocking ridges. Pat your Wobble Wedges dry with a paper towel or let them air dry and store for future use. Did your glue applicator get caked with dry glue? No worries! Wobble Wedges are an excellent disposable options for spreading glue.

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How to Level a Washing Machine

Use Wobble Wedges® to Fix a Washer that Shakes, Vibrates or Walks

An unbalanced washing machine can sound downright violent rattling and shaking in your laundry room. If your washing machine shakes, moves, vibrates, or walks it is most likely because your washing machine is not placed on perfectly level ground and becomes unbalanced and wobbly as the heavy laundry whirls through its wash cycle. If your washing machine isn’t placed on perfectly level ground, one or more of the “feet” may have the ability to raise slightly off the floor, causing the washing machine to become unbalanced and noisy as the unlevel foot raises and lowers down. As the speed of your wash cycle increases, the vibration gets worse. To fix a washer that shakes or vibrates, use a Wobble Wedge® leveling shim to level the base of your washer and stop rattling and wobbling at the source.

Check to see if your washing machine is level

Do you suspect your washing may be unbalanced because it’s on an uneven flooring material? Place both of your palms firmly against the top of the washing machine. Push to gently rock your washing machine front to back and side to side. If your washing machine sways, and one or more feet lift off the ground, then your washing machine is not level.

Level your washing machine with Wobble Wedges

Once you have identified which foot (or feet) lift off the ground, use a Wobble Wedge plastic shim to secure and stabilize the bottom of your washing machine. These patented tapered shims slide easily into place, then firmly hold their grip to prevent your washing machine from wobbling, vibrating, or walking. Our soft plastic Wobble Wedge shims are ideal for stabilizing appliances on hard flooring materials, like wood, tile, or linoleum. Use hard plastic Wobble Wedges for appliances on soft flooring materials, like carpet or rugs.

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Prevent mold and mildew in your washing machine

When you keep Wobble Wedges around your house, you won’t believe the number of surprising ways you’ll find to use them! We use Wobble Wedges to prop open the door of our front loading washing machine when it’s not in use to prevent that musty, moldy smell. Simply insert one of our soft plastic leveling wedges near the hinges to keep the door from swinging all the way closed. This will allow fresh air to circulate in your washing machine and prevent any build up of mold or mildew.

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Prevent Slipping, Scratching & Marks When Using a Vice

Use Wobble Wedges® to stabilize and protect materials in a vice clamp

Securing delicate materials in a vice clamp can be a challenge. Shiny metals will slip in a vice clamp if it’s not tightened down enough and will scratch or dent if the vice is overtightened. This can be a problem for plumbers or handymen looking to manipulate delicate copper pipes and is especially detrimental for jewelry makers looking to solder and polish particularly sensitive metals like silver and gold. Our soft plastic tapered shims are perfect for holding delicate materials in a vice to prevent slipping and scratch marks.

Hold piping and soft metal materials in a vice clamp

Securing a round pipe in a vice with a flat clamping surface can be a pain, especially if you can’t overtighten the vice and risk denting or scratching the material. Wobble Wedge® tapered plastic shims are perfect for keeping material from slipping in a vice and avoiding swirl marks, bites, or scratches. Simply place soft plastic Wobble Wedges on either side of your material. Use the tapered structure to help secure round piping or any material with curvature. The soft plastic  wedge material is flexible and will bend around your material while the patented ridges help grip your material and prevent slipping in the vice.

Avoid vice bites, scratches and marks

Use Wobble Wedge soft plastic shims to help avoid vice vites, scratches, and marring of the surface of your material. The soft plastic wedges help protect your delicate material from any sharp grooves on the clamps of your vice. Allowing you to tighten the vice enough to securely hold your materials WITHOUT causing vice bites or scratches. Our tapered leveling shims are designed with a flexible soft plastic that will gently absorb the pressure of the vice clamp and hold your material in place.

Perfect for plumbers and jewelers

Plumbers working with soft metal piping materials need to be able to perform careful soldering and fittings without creating dents or misshaping the pipe. Plumbers will also want to keep Wobble Wedge plastic shims in their tool box for leveling wobbly toilets and silencing rattling pipes. Jewelers working with especially delicate metals can’t risk damaging an expensive piece by overtightening their vice clamp. Jewelers can utilize standard sized soft plastic Wobble Wedge and Mini Wobble Wedges depending on the size of the material to be held in the vice.

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How To Fix A Wobbly Toilet

A wobbly toilet is bound to become a leaky wobbly toilet. Leaky toilets can cause a lot of damage to the flooring, floorboards, and into the foundation or room below. Therefore, it’s important to fix a wobbly toilet as soon as the wobble is noticed to prevent leaking. A soft Wobble Wedge® toilet shim can fix a wobbly toilet quickly and prevent future leaking.

Have you ever sat down on your toilet and felt the entire porcelain thrown shift forward under your weight? A wobbly toilet is obnoxious for the residents in your home and also for the guests who visit. And, as mentioned above, a wobbly toilet can eventually lead to leaking plumbing overtime.

A toilet might wobble for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it is sitting on uneven flooring material or the flooring material has become warped over time. The porcelain itself can also be uneven or the positioning of plumbing can cause your fixtures to sit askew. If there is a gap between your floor and the toilet, a Wobble Wedge plastic shim is a quick and easy solution to fix wobbling or rocking.

Clear plastic toilet shim fix wobbly toiletHow to Fix a Wobbly Toilet with Wobble Wedge® Toilet Shims

  1. Loosen the toilet bolts slightly.
  2. Place a level across the toilet seat.
  3. Observe which direction the toilet rocks and identify the gap between the toilet and the flooring material.
  4. Slip one or more flexible plastic Wobble Wedge® shims into the gap between the toilet and the flooring until the toilet is both level and stable.
  5. Tighten the toilet bolts with gentle tension until the bolts are snug and the toilet feels solid. Be careful not to over-tighten the bolts.
  6. Use a razor blade to trim the excess material away from the plastic shim for an invisible finished product.

How To Fix a Leaky & Wobbly Toilet

If your toilet has been rocking for a number of months or years it is possible that your plumbing will become worn and start to leak over time. If your toilet is currently leaking, the wax seal is already damaged and should be replaced as soon as possible. In addition to repairing the wax seal, you can also add Wobble Wedges to stabilize your toilet and prevent reoccurrence or future damage.

Wobble Wedge plastic toilet shim fix wobbly toiletTools Required:

  • Toilet Flange Repair Kit
  • Wax Ring or Waxless Ring
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Flexible Plastic Wobble Wedges®
  • Bucket
  • Sponge or Rag Towel
  • Used Plastic Shopping Bag
  • New Water Supply Line (optional, but often worth replacing)

Instructions:

  1. Turn off water supply.
  2. Empty tank by flushing.
  3. Remove remaining water with sponge. Wring out over bucket.
  4. Remove water line supply from bottom of toilet tank.
  5. Remove nuts from two toilet bolts on side of toilet base.
  6. Pull toilet straight up over bolts and set aside.
  7. Remove old wax ring and clean the surrounding floor and toilet base.
  8. Fill a plastic bag with a rag and stuff it into the drain prevent anything falling into the drain and stop flow of sewer gas.Flexible plastic wobble wedge toilet shim
  9. Remove old toilet flange.
  10. Install new toilet flange with new bolts (don’t try to reuse old bolts).
  11. Install new wax ring into flange.
  12. Lift toilet over bolts and set down squarely.
  13. Thread nuts over bolts and hand-tighten.
  14. Locate the cause of toilet wobble by rocking toilet gently.
  15. Insert one or more flexible plastic Wobble Wedges® near back of toilet base until the wobble is eliminated. One Wobble Wedge® on each side of base normally does the job.
  16. Tighten toilet flange bolts gently until bolt feels snug and toilet is stable.
  17. Trim flange bolts with a hacksaw if needed.
  18. Place bolt caps over bolts.
  19. Trim Soft Wobble Wedges® with one firm stroke of a sharp utility knife.
  20. Caulk toilet base if desired.

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Install Plumbing Fixtures Faster, Easier, and More Precisely

Wobble Wedges®—The Plumber’s Best Toilet Shim

Wobble Wedges® are the precision engineered toilet shims used by plumbing contractors for over 25 years to fix wobbly toilets, level sinks, adjust drainage on tubs, stabilize shower stalls, level water heaters, silence rattling water pipes and more. They are available in both hard plastic to support heavy loads and soft easy-to-trim flexible plastic to cushion and protect.

Use Soft Wobble Wedges® to for Perfect Toilet Shim

Wobble Wedge toilet shims will level any toilet. Soft Wobble Wedges are easy to trim with a utility knife, tin snips or even scissors. Their rubber-like structure and deep ridge pattern conforms to the uneven surfaces under toilets insuring a firm no-slip grip and rock-solid stability. 

How To Fix a Wobbly Toilet With a Wobble Wedge Toilet Shim

Install Sinks, Tubs, and Showers with Soft Wobble Wedges®

Soft Wobble Wedges provide a soft cushion to protect delicate porcelain, glass, stone, or granite fixtures from chipping or cracking.

Silence Rattling Water Pipes

Soft Wobble Wedges absorb vibration and reduce or eliminate rattles between pipes, HVAC panels and more. Slipping a Soft Wobble Wedge between a pipe hanger and a water line, or wrapping one around a pipe running through a joist are two common uses.

Hard Wobble Wedges® Are Used for Plumbing Too

Hard Wobble Wedges work well for all plumbing applications. They work best for installing utility sinks, tubs, hot tubs and other heavy fixtures that require more rigid support.

 

Wobble Wedges®—The Plumber’s Best Toilet Shim

Wobble Wedges® are the precision engineered toilet shims used by plumbing contractors for over 25 years to fix wobbly toilets, level sinks, adjust drainage on tubs, stabilize shower stalls, level water heaters, silence rattling water pipes and more. They are available in both hard plastic to support heavy loads and soft easy-to-trim flexible plastic to cushion and protect.

Use Soft Wobble Wedges® to for Perfect Toilet Shim

Wobble Wedge toilet shims will level any toilet. Soft Wobble Wedges are easy to trim with a utility knife, tin snips or even scissors. Their rubber-like structure and deep ridge pattern conforms to the uneven surfaces under toilets insuring a firm no-slip grip and rock-solid stability.

How To Fix a Wobbly Toilet With a Wobble Wedge Toilet Shim

Install Sinks, Tubs, and Showers with Soft Wobble Wedges®

Soft Wobble Wedges provide a soft cushion to protect delicate porcelain, glass, stone, or granite fixtures from chipping or cracking.

Silence Rattling Water Pipes

Soft Wobble Wedges absorb vibration and reduce or eliminate rattles between pipes, HVAC panels and more. Slipping a Soft Wobble Wedge between a pipe hanger and a water line, or wrapping one around a pipe running through a joist are two common uses.

Hard Wobble Wedges® Are Used for Plumbing Too

Hard Wobble Wedges work well for all plumbing applications. They work best for installing utility sinks, tubs, hot tubs and other heavy fixtures that require more rigid support.