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Old 12-29-2012, 01:15 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm more of a painter but my fiance and I just bought our first house together and someone just threw up all new drywall in the house and didn't finish it. I'm attaching a pic of one of my problems and hope someone can help. In this pic I taped a seem in the ceiling. I used a layer of all purpose joint compound and bedded the tape. Then I put a layer of compound over the tape and when I came back the tape is like sagging or bubbled almost. I did a search but didn't find what I was looking for as to what I did wrong to cause this and what I can do to fix it. Thanks in advance for any help and I look forward to visiting this site!
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:48 AM   #2
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Dude, I will go easy on you and i apoligise for everyone else, Hire someone else, We cant help you, Now RUN Run for your life, To another forum, Thats a DIY Question, This is not a DIY forum.
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Hello, I'm more of a painter but my fiance and I just bought our first house together and someone just threw up all new drywall in the house and didn't finish it. I'm attaching a pic of one of my problems and hope someone can help. In this pic I taped a seem in the ceiling. I used a layer of all purpose joint compound and bedded the tape. Then I put a layer of compound over the tape and when I came back the tape is like sagging or bubbled almost. I did a search but didn't find what I was looking for as to what I did wrong to cause this and what I can do to fix it. Thanks in advance for any help and I look forward to visiting this site!
Hard to tell from the pic but you probably let the mud get too dry before bedding the tape or not enough mud behind the tape.....tear it off and start again.
Now you can go over to the DIY forum and tell them you know all about taping
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Go ahead joe, Tell him how to fix it

Hang on i will, Use mesh, Problem solved
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Lol, thanks fellas, ill look like the man over at the DIY
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your paper tape is hbloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowing vback ay ole kid.do you even know what that means ?> hold on for 30 hou5rs and ill explain
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your paper tape is hbloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowing vback ay ole kid.do you even know what that means ?> hold on for 30 hou5rs and ill explain
Huh?
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Go ahead joe, Tell him how to fix it

Hang on i will, Use mesh, Problem solved
Funny you say this grasshopper.
You have learned to walk the rice paper.
It is this little changes you have made which allows to to walk in complete silence without being noticed, by some but not all.
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Funny you say this grasshopper.
You have learned to walk the rice paper.
It is this little changes you have made which allows to to walk in complete silence without being noticed, by some but not all.
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Is that the edge of the tape? That's what it looks like to me.

1. Did you add water to your AP compound?
2. If you peel back the edge, do you see mud or bare drywall?

Either your mud is too heavy and didn't spread out while wiping, or you didn't put enough mud up in the first place.

Seems to be an awful straight line for a dry edge, What did the board look like? Were the sheets tight together, or was there a sizable gap between them?
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What is it with the ads along the side, that keep hiding at times what's being said in the 1st few posts. How does one get rid of that(?)
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If you paint it really heavy it will stay up there. Who cares what it looks like?
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If you paint it really heavy it will stay up there. Who cares what it looks like?
Don't look at me. You should see the last tape job I did on my place, years ago, in my 'man-room'. (Mesh. And A/P. I think/believe.)

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What is it with the ads along the side, that keep hiding at times what's being said in the 1st few posts. How does one get rid of that(?)

It's an error in the coding of the site, easy solution for us...

Press "Ctrl and -" it shrinks the size of the txt for your browser, and lets it all fit. I usually only have to do it once to get everthing to fit. Or, you can increase the resolution of your screen, i.e from 1024x768 to 1152x864.

I would say that the coding for the ads specifies an exact size (number of pixels) instead of using a percentage. Meaning depending on your screen resolution there isn't enough room for both the ad and topic to fit in the same space, so one must sit on top of the other.
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It's an error in the coding of the site, easy solution for us...

Press "Ctrl and -" it shrinks the size of the txt for your browser, and lets it all fit. I usually only have to do it once to get everthing to fit. Or, you can increase the resolution of your screen, i.e from 1024x768 to 1152x864.

I would say that the coding for the ads specifies an exact size (number of pixels) instead of using a percentage. Meaning depending on your screen resolution there isn't enough room for both the ad and topic to fit in the same space, so one must sit on top of the other.
Beauty. And "Ctrl and +" upsizes it again. And even larger, for those who need glasses. Thanks, fr8.
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Hello, I'm more of a painter but my fiance and I just bought our first house together and someone just threw up all new drywall in the house and didn't finish it. I'm attaching a pic of one of my problems and hope someone can help. In this pic I taped a seem in the ceiling. I used a layer of all purpose joint compound and bedded the tape. Then I put a layer of compound over the tape and when I came back the tape is like sagging or bubbled almost. I did a search but didn't find what I was looking for as to what I did wrong to cause this and what I can do to fix it. Thanks in advance for any help and I look forward to visiting this site!
For edges that let go like that (usually other guys taping, but on the odd occasion.....), I take my 4" or 6" knife and bend back the tape some, jam some mud in there, wipe the mud into the tape with my knife so the mud gets everywhere, then wipe the mud out.

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Go ahead joe, Tell him how to fix it

Hang on i will, Use mesh, Problem solved
Come on Cazna the mean, be nice

Step one, rough up the joint to be taped, with a good 60 grit paper.

Step two, Use a light weight taping mud (mud you see in stores that weighs least amount of pds/kg), take mud straight out of box (add no water) and fill bevell. Let dry over night so it shrinks back.

Step 3, Mix said taping mud with one part water to mud (50-50 mix), apply to joint.

step 4, use some mesh tape, (important step) pull and stretch the mesh tape as much as you can. The more tension there is on the mesh, the better it works.

Step 5, one of my biggest secrets, use a three inch knife to wipe the mesh tape out as hard as you can, then let dry.

Step 6, coat everything out with Durabond, but thats a different topic, I don't want to hijack your thread. Plus the Mods are a bunch of big meanies on this site, and will ban you if you do so Unless you post pics of half naked women and sheep a long with you post, then they will forgive you.
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assuming it's a dry edge, when that happens to me, it doesn't have that straight of a line towards the middle of the tape, it usually has more of a bowl shape to it, leading me to believe that there is something else happening here. I.e., he didn't thin his mud down, therefore it isn't flowing, or he didn't put enough there in the first place, and the 'straightness of the backside of the bubble is from a knife mark. Or most likely, a combination of the two.
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