What Size Is Your Dam?

Decorating By SRumzis Updated 6 Sep 2012 , 3:16pm by Wildgirl

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SRumzis Posted 3 Sep 2012 , 11:34pm
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I always use a 3/4" tip (don't know the official tip #) to pipe my filling dam, but I'm considering going down to a 1/2". Thoughts? What do you use? What's typical industry standard? Not that I necessarily want to be standard... icon_wink.gif Thanks guys and gals!

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BlakesCakes Posted 3 Sep 2012 , 11:41pm
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It depends a lot on the type of filling I'm going to use. If it's a thin layer of jam/preserves, I'll usually use #14 open star. If it's a mousse, I'll use a #18 open star.

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SRumzis Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 2:17am
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anyone else? I'd like to get a couple opinions if I could.

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AZCouture Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 2:37am
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Just the coupler without a tip. A coupler without that little cutout too.

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kellyd01 Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 2:50am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AZCouture

Just the coupler without a tip. A coupler without that little cutout too.



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kelleym Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 3:01am
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I usually use a coupler.

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jonitagordon Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 3:50am
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Just a coupler with no tip here also.

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SRumzis Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 6:22am
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Thanks everyone!

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SRumzis Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 7:23am
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Ok... so after looking I find there are different sizes of couplers haha. Great, I'm back where I started!

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AnnieCahill Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 12:55pm
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I just use a regular (standard) sized coupler with no tip.

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kazita Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 1:21pm
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I use a tip number 12

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kazita Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 1:28pm
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I use a tip number 12

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leah_s Posted 4 Sep 2012 , 2:29pm
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#12 also

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cheatize Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 5:43am
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One coil high and one coil deep?

Sometimes I get scared and put two layers high and two layers deep. Is everyone doing just one?

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SRumzis Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 3:20pm
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Thanks everyone!

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Godot Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 5:07pm
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Standard coupler, no tip. One high one wide.

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cheatize Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 11:19pm
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Thanks, Godot!
I must be really chicken 'cause I almost always do at least 2 high and I've still had leaks.

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Wildgirl Posted 6 Sep 2012 , 3:16pm
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I use a std coupler. Per Sharon Z I make it super thick though - so it's more difficult to squish out of the bag. More like clay or putty. So far I haven't had any leaks!

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