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Old 02-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I got a job 15000sf so I needed a man power. I hired a guy and he got another 2 guys working for him. We start hanging and those guys leave 1/2" gaps. I said these one it is ok but from now on I don't want anything bigger than 1/4", 3/8". They say " you have to learn how to go or you not going to make any money. Than we start taping and I said I want every thing bigger then 1/8 3/6" pre fill with durabond and that say "we don't do that we just flat tape gaps like that and only 1/2" we pre fill. Am I picky ?
Some places there are gaps 1/2" between ceiling and wall that means ceiling rock was 1" short !!! Every second outlet needs patching. I am carpenter working mostly for bigger companies but I do drywall and finish
sometimes too but I don't consider myself professional drywall company. They do. They do only drywall. Again am I picky or what?

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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Zack I just finished up a little over 10,000 board ft of rock ,and i only patched 1 box.....No your not too picky..
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I agree with Moore.
Pictures would help but if they're as bad as they sound than ya...no good.
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Zack, if you hired them and you wanted it done that way then you need to be assertive and let them know who the boss is. You are not unreasonable in asking for the prefilling.

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Zack, if you hired them and you wanted it done that way then you need to be assertive and let them know who the boss is. You are not unreasonable in asking for the prefilling.

Dear God , this hurts, half to agree with the Vancouver Canucks fan.

You hired them, you are the boss, you half to put your foot down

next time, post some pics or a vid, we will be happy to give our opinions...... trust me
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ok. I have to say something in their defense. They said that gaps up to 1/2" they flat tape.
is that ok to do? I thing the point of pre fill with durabond is that it wan't shrink and regular mud will which will result in cracks right?
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ok. I have to say something in their defense. They said that gaps up to 1/2" they flat tape.
is that ok to do? I thing the point of pre fill with durabond is that it wan't shrink and regular mud will which will result in cracks right?
Around these parts, no excuse for a gap in a flat, angle's....... wee bit of lee way, they still want them tight, but most tapers and DWC understand not all houses are perfect in being square. But I can say a half inch is not acceptable, very bad would be 1/4" to 3/8". a 1/8" is nothing to nag at
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sounds like youd better caulk the angles if its too late to prefil with hotmud. 1/2" will more than likely crack. One would think it might be hard to get a good screw in that.. or nail
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1/2" is o.k.!! guess i'm doing it wrong ...i try for nothing more than 1/8"
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Around these parts, no excuse for a gap in a flat, angle's....... wee bit of lee way, they still want them tight, but most tapers and DWC understand not all houses are perfect in being square. But I can say a half inch is not acceptable, very bad would be 1/4" to 3/8". a 1/8" is nothing to nag at
I don't know if you understood me (probably my english-polish is my first language) they "flat tape it" inside corner first (gaps up to 1/2") wipe it down and right after they install tape in the corner.
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