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FILL-RITE 3 INCH Backer Rod Closed Cell (3”x72”) 102 Feet

FILL-RITE 3 INCH Backer Rod Closed Cell (3”x72”) 102 Feet

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Box of 17 units of 3" x 72" EPE foam backer rod. Total of 102 feet.

Closed Cell Polyethylene Foam
Meets SATM C1330 Type C
Made without CFCs or HCFCs

Backer Rod is a closed cell, resilient, polyethylene backer rod used as a backup material for concrete construction joints and applications that require sealants. It performs as a depth control for most known cold applied sealants. Sealants will not adhere to it; no bond breaker is required.

You can count on this FILL-RITE 3” x 72” foam backing rod 17-pack to resist a variety of substances, including gasoline, oil, and most solvents. With a resilient makeup, 3-inch waterproof backer rods hold up against all sorts of conditions.

Backer Rod is a round, black, resilient, extruded closed cell polyethylene backer rod with a water resistant outer skin. It is compatible with most known cold applied sealants such as urethane, silicone, acrylic, butyl, polysulfides, latex, and chinking sealants.

Backer Rod is chemically inert and will resist gasoline, oil, and most solvents. Product will not stain or adhere to sealants.


  • Expansion joints
  • Highway joints
  • Curtain wall joints
  • Pavement joints and repairs
  • Partitions
  • Window and door applications
  • Precast concrete coping
  • Glazing
  • Log home chinking
  • Parking Decks


Backer Rod should be installed with a roller or blunt, flat-sided tool. Please follow sealant manufacturer specifications for recommended sealant width and depth ratio. For best results, do not puncture, fold or overly stretch the product. The product is made with a water-resistant outer skin, therefore where moisture resistance is important, care should be taken not to puncture this outer surface skin.


Density: 1.3-1.9 lbs/ft3

Water Absorption: less than 0.5% by volume

< 0.03 grams/cc

Temperature range: -90F to 190F

Compression Recovery: > 90%

Compression Deflection: 5 psi

Tensile Strength: > 29 psi

Meets standards ASTM D5249 type 3 and ASTM C1330 type C

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