Anyone know how to UNGLUE something?


using an example from ?glue::glue backwards

use several patterns, the first that matches will be used

Note that the second pattern uses some regex, regex needs to be typed after an = sign, if its has no left hand side then the expression won’t be attributed to a variable. in fact the pattern "{foo}" is a shorthand for "{foo=.*?}".

escaping characters

Special characters outside of the curly braces should not be escaped.

type conversion

In order to convert types automatically we can set convert = TRUE, in the example above the column number will be converted to numeric.

convert = TRUE triggers the use of utils::type.convert with parameter = TRUE. We can also set convert to another conversion function such as readr::type_convert, or to a formula is rlang is installed.


unglue_unnest() is named as a tribute to tidyr::unnest() as it’s equivalent to using successively unglue() and unnest() on a data frame column. It is similar to tidyr::extract() in its syntax and efforts were made to make it as consistent as possible.


While unglue() returns a list of data frames, unglue_vec() returns a character vector (unless convert = TRUE), if several matches are found in a string the extracted match will be chosen by name or by position.


unglue_detect() returns a logical vector, it’s convenient to check that the input was matched by a pattern, or to subset the input to take a look at unmatched elements.


unglue_regex() returns a character vector of regex patterns, all over functions are wrapped around it and it can be used to leverage the unglue in other functions.


unglue_sub() substitute substrings using strings or replacement functions

duplicated labels

We can ensure that a pattern is repeated by repeating its label

We can change this behavior by feeding a function to the multiple parameter, in that case this function will be applied on the matches.


how to unglue pvc pipe?

2008-4-26 · PVC glue is actually a mixture of solvents and dissolved pvc resin. When you coat the pieces to be glued you dissolve pvc that made the orginal part. Then you connect the parts and the dissolved pvc runs together to become one piece. The solvents evaporate and your joint is fastened.

Seen 135 times

More Reviews ››

Alternative Methods To Unglue Wood

The methods mentioned above were my favorite because they worked just fine. However, I also found the following to be the best alternatives of the 4 methods if by any chance you’ll lack the needed tools for any of them.

  • Ammonia: Using the same steps as illustrated in method 2 (How to Unglue Wood Using Denatured Alcohol), you can use Ammonia to loosen glue adhesive. However, you must be careful when using it because Ammonia is corrosive. You must conduct the procedure in a well ventilated room.
  • De-Glue Goo: De-Glue Doo is a product created by Larry McNeil. It is an excellent option for loosening wood glue. However, when using it, you’re supposed to apply a heavy coat on the glue. It takes between 15 to 30 minutes,clean it off, and you’ll have your wood unglued.
  • Vinegar: Non-diluted vinegar can as well be used to dissolve wood glue. Maybe you are asking how? You just need a syringe and a rag or a flat wedge which you’ll use to penetrate it through the joint. The best part is that you don’t need a lot of it to separate the joint because of its acidity.


By following the methods and the steps in each method carefully, you’ll find that it is not such a big problem to unglue wood or rather dissolve traces of adhesive from wood.

With these simple hacks, you’ll be able to separate even the strongest joints in woodworking just like I was able to unglue 4 dovetail joints in less than 30 minutes using the heat gun method.

What does your site do for my search of How To Unglue Something?

That when users search for How To Unglue Something means they need help. Then, we will support them by giving advice and tips by articles. There may be one or various solutions, so the best one is up to the choice and demand of each.

How to unglue something without wrecking the wood …

 · How to unglue something without wrecking the wood Showing 1-26 of 26 messages. How to unglue something without wrecking the wood: … > BTW, clamp one side of the glue joint with some kind of vice so that it > remains in one place while you apply pressure with the putty knife. > > Budget at least an hour for this job. >

Seen 126 times

More Reviews ››