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Old 04-12-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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There may be a thread on this but I just want to know what your guys process is with taping?? My style and process has changed many of times but I do this because it works for me.

Tape butts, then flats(depending how big the job may do a few rooms or the whole job), the I thin down my taping mud a little for my angles and flush with a 2.5 tin flusher. Coat 2 sides of the three way. I put on my bead last. Also coat screws with a 4"

Coat flats with 10" box, coat butts and bead with a 10" knife. Do screws with a 5"

Coat angles with a 3.5 mechanical flusher. Coat 3 ways

Coat flats with 12" box, coat butts and bead with 12" knife, do screws with 6"

Do a look over, coat bead and butts, any high shoulders. Everything with a 12".

Pole sand, go aroun with a light and sponge.

I take 5 days to do a job.

Please no bashin other guys methods.

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Old 04-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Grab a large tim horton coffeeTape butt , then flat
Do angle , flush with 3,5 columbia head
Install bead , fill it and then do screw with 4 inch knive
Install straight flex


Day 2
Grab a large tim horton coffee
do my flat with columbia boxes ( set num1)

Fill corner bead
Then butt joint with boxes ( at 0)
Columbia nailspotter my screws and straight flex




Day 3


Grab a large tim horton coffee
Rapid sanding on butt, flat, bead
12 in columbia boxes ( set at number 3)
Corner bead , butt joint and straight flex by hand


Day 4
Grab large tim horton cofee !!
Sand and do check up with 300 watt lamp
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I forgot !!! Day 3 do my angle with corner box and 2.5 columbia angle head !
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I also use a 300 watt bulb. Depending on the job I do use nail spotters as well. If it is a small job I use hot mud but this is my process on an average house
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Day 1
Tape butt then flat one room at a time. Go back run angles roll/ plow DM 2.5 one floor at a time.
Hit screws with a small amount of mud on a six.
Stik bead (beads can be stuck on day 1 or2 depending on house size)

Day 2
Go sand last house

Day 3
8" box
Run beads 10" knife or 11" trowel
Run butts 10".
Hit screws with a little more mud on a six.

Day 4
Skim sand
12" box
Run beads 10" knife
Run butts 12" knife.
Hit screws with even more mud on my six.
Angle box 3.5 NStar

Day 5
Touch up cross overs
Go tape another house

Day 6
Power sand seams/butts/beads/screws.
Pole angles
Detail with sanding sponge and light
Clean floors
Get paid

The days can vary depending on house size

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day one:

-fix crappy boarding, prep board for taping. (broken board, loose paper...etc..) and prefill all butt joints with 90 minute fast set, and whatever else needs prefilling.
-tape all angles and run 2.5" flusher. Started doing this recently to prevent butt joint tapes from tearing off from the flusher
-tape butts, tape flats.
-cut and apply beads, with beadbox and sponge... or paint brush and sponge, depending on amount of bead.
- hit screws.

day two:

-run 10" box
-load butts and beads.
-hit screws and coat 2 sides of three ways.

Day three:

-rough sand everything.
- run 12" box
- polish butts and beads
- run angles
- hit screws and touch up three ways-- coat 3rd side..
- fix any flusher marks that may have cut through the flats

day four:

- pole sand everything
- 300 bulb light check with fine/ultra fine sponge.
- grab case of beer.

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I run 7 10 and 12

thats it not giving my secrets away
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I gotta have a cup of coffee,,, I'll get some tape on ,,,sometime today ,,, maybe if ,,,, no screw it I'm gone fishin'
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Seriously,,, I like having all the bead work in place before I run tape, Next will be what tool am I going to use ,, small jobs I run tape out with my banjo, big job I'll break out the tube. If I am going to run the tube,, I prefer to tape all the butt joints and any seams and angle 4 ft or less in lenght , by either hand taping or using a banjo. once that is done I can then run the bazooka over the long runs, This will help me by not having to make alot of cuts with the bazooka. Plus I can apply heavier mud on the more critical joints without having to prefill. This system works great with a couple of extra hands that now how to tape properly. After all tape is on I first coat all the bead work including screw heads. then box first coat with 7 inch. and the rest of the story is history. btw angles are last to run when taping, never run the angles first when taping.
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sorry having trouble typing on quick reply, not sure why . I'll try and edit later to make it easier to read .
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Seriously,,, I like having all the bead work in place before I run tape,

btw angles are last to run when taping, never run the angles first when taping.
And why in your opinion should the angles never be run first when taping?

I've actually heard many tapers say never to have the bead on first....
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you can run angles first with no problems at all... I use to allways run angles last because that was how I was taught... I have run angles first now for the last 50 jobs and have had no problems what-so-ever... none! However, over the years I have had many problems running the angles last ... due to the flusher ripping off the butt joint tapes...
oh... and I allways put beads on after everything is taped... for the same reasons stated above, my flusher could knock the beads off, or out of position.... and I hate doing things twice...lol

edit... I use a supertaper and put tapes on by hand...
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i'm taping angles first on my next job. pulling those tapes off with the flusher is a pain in the a$$!
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you can run angles first with no problems at all... I use to allways run angles last because that was how I was taught... I have run angles first now for the last 50 jobs and have had no problems what-so-ever... none! However, over the years I have had many problems running the angles last ... due to the flusher ripping off the butt joint tapes...
oh... and I allways put beads on after everything is taped... for the same reasons stated above, my flusher could knock the beads off, or out of position.... and I hate doing things twice...lol

edit... I use a supertaper and put tapes on by hand...
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i'm taping angles first on my next job. pulling those tapes off with the flusher is a pain in the a$$!
Thank you and Thank you!
I've been running my angle tapes first for almost 3 years now. Not only do I find it way easier! But it has never given me a single problem!
Never. In my opinion it's the best way to go if you're running flushers or angle heads. I've said it before and I'll say it again.
Paper over laps paper. It makes absolutely no difference in which order it goes on the wall! None!
If you're stuck doing it the way you were taught by someone who was stuck doing it the way they were taught 50 years ago, well guess what? You're out dated my friend. My ways faster and better, because I developed what works for me. Not somebody else.
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I run my angles last and have never had an issue with my angle head or flushers tearing off my tapes, I'm guessing its cause I use fibafuse, paper tape kinda sucks
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Thank you and Thank you!
I've been running my angle tapes first for almost 3 years now. Not only do I find it way easier! But it has never given me a single problem!
Never. In my opinion it's the best way to go if you're running flushers or angle heads. I've said it before and I'll say it again.
Paper over laps paper. It makes absolutely no difference in which order it goes on the wall! None!
If you're stuck doing it the way you were taught by someone who was stuck doing it the way they were taught 50 years ago, well guess what? You're out dated my friend. My ways faster and better, because I developed what works for me. Not somebody else.

Well PT I guess I am old and out dated. I tape my flats first then run my angles. The reason, You get a straighter line down your angle when the rebate is filled.
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Well PT I guess I am old and out dated. I tape my flats first then run my angles. The reason, You get a straighter line down your angle when the rebate is filled.
Me too, Use real mud, Hotmud to tape flats with and theres no problem.

Oh wait, I forgot your sheetrock easy sand is a bit soft and dura bond isnt so good either, We a bit lucky with our hotmuds, Its good stuff.
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Hmm, well, what can I say? except I still see no productive value taping agnles first. I have never had a serious issue with ripping tape while running angles. Fact is angles are way easy to run, less problems with drytime. butts flats and bead are priority for first coat.I would prefer to wait untill after the first box coat even if I have to let joints dry for a day, Then run the angles.
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Angles seal the seams that run into the corners. No rules to drywall at all,, just common sense.
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Well PT I guess I am old and out dated. I tape my flats first then run my angles. The reason, You get a straighter line down your angle when the rebate is filled.
Sorry Gazman, I was trying to state that anyone who doesn't tape their angles first is old and out dated. Just people who haven't developed their own style of taping. People who were taught a certain way and are too naive or closed minded to try anything different. Regardless of how anybody tapes, there are other ways out there other than how you were taught.

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Hmm, well, what can I say? except I still see no productive value taping agnles first. I have never had a serious issue with ripping tape while running angles. Fact is angles are way easy to run, less problems with drytime. butts flats and bead are priority for first coat.I would prefer to wait untill after the first box coat even if I have to let joints dry for a day, Then run the angles.
Wait until the first box coat before taping your angles?....
Weird...I don't know.. As long as you have a way that works for you.
I always pump out my corners first because they take a little longer to dry. I just make sure to get all my tapes on the first day. Very rarely is there a house I encounter where we can't get all the tapes on. Just works for me.

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Angles seal the seams that run into the corners. No rules to drywall at all,, just common sense.
Flats seal the seams that run into the angles. No rules to drywall at all,, just common sense.
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