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Old 12-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #21
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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.
How are you figuring that's half naked(?) Looks pretty whole to me.

Maybe it's just the way it's being displayed.

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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.
But you're a pro, fr8, so your mistakes will be different from his or mine.

Maybe I shrunk the image too much(?) Got to find some glasses.


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Old 12-29-2012, 12:17 PM   #22
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Honestly, it looks to me like he just rubbed some wet mud over the dry tape. I've seen it done before......where people think that you just need to mud over the paper tape, with nothing behind it
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Honestly, it looks to me like he just rubbed some wet mud over the dry tape. I've seen it done before......where people think that you just need to mud over the paper tape, with nothing behind it
He did say he bedded the tape with AP before coating it:

I used a layer of all purpose joint compound and bedded the tape.

But now that I read again what he said, my thought of it being a tape edge doesn't seem to fit either: Then I put a layer of compound over the tape and when I came back the tape is like sagging or bubbled almost.

It looks like over the top sized texture or something to either side of the tape though, if it is a whole tape sagging, and the tape gives some size idea.
Maybe I do need some glasses to try and understand what's really going on there.
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Honestly, it looks to me like he just rubbed some wet mud over the dry tape. I've seen it done before......where people think that you just need to mud over the paper tape, with nothing behind it
That's what it looks like to me..I've seen it before myself..
Ever seen an h/o tape and coat an off angle?
The tape looks like a snake to start ..then they load the mud
sideways with a 10'' after that they go to sanding with God knows what!! It's painful to look at..And near impossible to fix..
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Well... It doesn't look like "new" drywall. Looks textured to me. Mud could have dried up a bit before tape was run resulting in edge lifting but why only one side in a perfect straight line. To me it looks like a case of loose board and when wiping the tape out he pressed it flush and as he moved on down the seam the two edges separated as if one dropped a bit . And why the hell would someone texture with no tape coat at least. I must be seeing it wrong.........
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Just looked again......I guess it does look like he coated dry tape. It's a mess
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He did say he bedded the tape with AP before coating it:

I used a layer of all purpose joint compound and bedded the tape.

But now that I read again what he said, my thought of it being a tape edge doesn't seem to fit either: Then I put a layer of compound over the tape and when I came back the tape is like sagging or bubbled almost.

It looks like over the top sized texture or something to either side of the tape though, if it is a whole tape sagging, and the tape gives some size idea.
Maybe I do need some glasses to try and understand what's really going on there.
Yeah, but I've always thought that bedding the tape was the coat over it. That's always been my interpretation anyway. Hell, I don't understand all of this scientifical mumbling jumbos anyways.




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That's what it looks like to me..I've seen it before myself..
Ever seen an h/o tape and coat an off angle?
The tape looks like a snake to start ..then they load the mud
sideways with a 10'' after that they go to sanding with God knows what!! It's painful to look at..And near impossible to fix..
Me too, and it's really hard not to bust out laughing when they show it to you. That and the occasional painted over duct tape you run into every once in a while
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Yeah, but I've always thought that bedding the tape was the coat over it. That's always been my interpretation anyway. Hell, I don't understand all of this scientifical mumbling jumbos anyways.
Yeah, this thread seems like that - unclear - starting with the OP. Looks like a job for Pot. *Unfortunately, I don't smoke*
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Looks like a job for Pot. *Unfortunately, I don't smoke*
Most of these threads look that way lately ....*thinks about taking up the pot smokery*
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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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I can't really tell what is going on in that pic.

Cut it out and redo it.
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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
i would like to apologize. i'm sorry for that smackwall comment. i just got the rip for a grand this week, by a home howner that was just as inocent as you. sorry you didnt do it. i was as they say in the psycological mumbo jumbo- projecting on you. i am sorry, not you at all.
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i would like to apologize. i'm sorry for that smackwall comment. i just got the rip for a grand this week, by a home howner that was just as inocent as you. sorry you didnt do it. i was as they say in the psycological mumbo jumbo- projecting on you. i am sorry, not you at all.
I just thought you were smashed lol...
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I just thought you were smashed lol...
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