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Old 07-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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How do you guy's get things to dry.It's been raining here for two weeks and high humidy.We use fans,but it doesn't dry.Whitey said in one post that what he coated today woul'd be dry the next day.Is whitey working in perfect conditions.

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:48 PM   #2
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Tape and coat with duradond in those conditions. Either that or mix some 45 or 90 in with your mud when you loosen it up.
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I use 240v electric heaters and fans, I have them on 30' lines so I can move them from room to room through out the day. Combined with fans they really work well.http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_21340_21340

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Close the windows and run a dehumidifier.
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Tape and coat with duradond in those conditions. Either that or mix some 45 or 90 in with your mud when you loosen it up.
we use bond for taping and first coat.It's a matter of the finish coat on the angles and three ways. It gives you extra time to do other things.
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I use 240v electric heaters and fans, I have them on 30' lines so I can move them from room to room through out the day. Combined with fans they really work well.http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...70_21340_21340
How it's going in the west.We have access to heat but when the boy's see you going with heaters they think about going home.
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It's going, but at a lower price. Still F#@*ing expensive to live here. Residential is very slow, many projects have been halted and prices renigotated. The houses we do are in a big rush hurry. Totally unrealistic time lines. So basicly rush then wait wait... Rush.. I hope it gets better or I'll be going into a new feild of work. The heaters are a must for getting thing done fast. It does suck working in the Hot conditions but "Suck it up buttercup" or "Think of Jamacia" Is what I repeat over and over.
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For the last 2 years I've been 1st coating and setting bead solely with 90min setting compound for that reason and had good results. You can also insist the GC/Owner provides heat and ventilation. Suggest they rent 240v heaters that get wired into the dryer and oven. The best part is that joints don't start cupping down the track because they were sanded before fully dried.

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You guys are realling hooking up heaters this time of year to dry mud? Dehumudifiers work wonders with the already high temps. I pit mine on a five gallon bucket so I can move it around and get a little more collection. The two gallon tanks fill up pretty fast in this heat and humidity.
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Tim, what do those dehu's cost? Only used them once and made the GC go rent 'em.
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