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Old 04-28-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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i am new to tools and am learnign the angle box.. why is it skipping to where i have to run over it 3 or 4 times? and ive oiled the rubber but it seems i have to push the life out of it, and my mud is soupy.. can anyone help me?

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How wet you mixing your mud?
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Check the tension on the angle head itself does it move freely? What kind of angle head are you using?
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Do you have almost perfect-perfect angles? If you have bad framing, and bad angles, you will experience problems.
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well i mixed my mud soupy like banjo mud.. over 2 cups of water to the box.. they angles r prety straight.. i think its just beginners luck.. i tried running the 2nd coat today and it wasnt looking to good..
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You gotta tell us what kinda angle head, and if its skipping I think your pushing too hard! Wet the mud a little more, and soak your angle head in water while your mixing your mud,keep a bucket of water close by to clean it and keep it wet. Without any more info from ya Thats all I can contribute. DSJOHN
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ty ill try that.. but its a northstar box and angle head
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Get a Mudrunner
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When you are mixing your mud, take a whole handful of mud out of the bucket, fill that void left with water and add more (I use about a pan full). Try that. My mix is alot soupier than banjo mud.
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ty for all of ur help.. and i have a mudrunner.. but i cant get it to work.. it doesnt want to push the mud out when u turn the handle..ive used boxes for years and just started with angle tools.. so im a lil lost on them right now..
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