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Old 09-05-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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can you mix durabond 20,45,90 in 5 gal bucket all at once, so you can take a bucket at a time out of there then put lid back on ????

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You can mix it up in a bucket, but it will set up in the prescribed time. So, no, you cannot mix it, then store it for later use. That is why it comes in dry form, to be mixed when and as needed.
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Durabond is not for finishing drywall riley. There is no benefit to use it period.
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I usually wont use the stuff unless i need to make a sizable fill such as this week had to have one of my guys do a infill where a 4x4 area of old plaster was removed over existing brick... I would have loved to glue in some 1/4" rock first but could not find any and the repair was an old school , which the architect and historians would not allow ( stupid but that's the way it was ) Had to be original , I could have used plaster but didn't want to mess dragging all the stuff up to the third floor just use good ol durabond done and about $1100.00 in my pocket for a couple of hours... I wish I had about a dozen jobs like that every week...
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why is my durabond getting hard in my muding bucket in about 7 mins
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why is my durabond getting hard in my muding bucket in about 7 mins
There can be a couple of reasons on is do you clean your bucket completely before mixing a new batch if any is left in there including the water you uses to clean with it will act as a catalyst and speed up the setting reaction time , is your mixing paddle clean ? is your pan and knife clean all these can be factors in speeding up the set up time if you don't remove all the set up mud from them , also sometimes it just depends on the water you are using some water can be hard or soft this will also have an impact , I have found sometime event the humidity can mess with ya , speaking of mixing more than one pail i guess if you mix some 90 then 45 then 20 go ahead just use them in the reverse order don't see why that wouldn't work.. but is it really worth the headache ????
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Using warm or hot water also speeds up setting times. But Silver is right, clean tools and clean cool water. Have also gotten some that just plain has too much plaster of Paris in it and it goes off too fast.
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You might be mixing it for 13 minutes.
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Using warm or hot water also speeds up setting times. But Silver is right, clean tools and clean cool water. Have also gotten some that just plain has too much plaster of Paris in it and it goes off too fast.
Thanks The mud did find the first 4 buckets then went to crap. i clean my tools not as shiny as glass but clean, my water is soft water and i was using warm water thanks all for the help
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Thanks The mud did find the first 4 buckets then went to crap. i clean my tools not as shiny as glass but clean, my water is soft water and i was using warm water thanks all for the help
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