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Old 01-05-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Estimating taping and finishing compond


we run automatic taping tools
iam have trouble estimating the taping and finishing compond on my jobs
dose any one know a good idea how much tape i need say per 1000 square foot and taping compond i need say per 1000 square foot
and how much finishing compond i need say per 1000 square foot

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Old 01-05-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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Best idea is to keep track of what you use on all your individual jobs. After a while, a good average will appear. That's what we did years ago.
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drywalltalk.com/f2/mudd-calculation-783

here's an entire thread devoted to the topic.
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when you become a professional at finishing and reached your peak, you will eyeball the job and figure out how many buckets of mud and tape you need. You then will only end up with a half of bucket left over, for touchups.
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well thanks for your guys pointless replys if you dont know why would you post crap in my thread some where out there was a forumula for this i just lost it but joepro if your such a pro you should have a better idea then me how to do it if you dont know what iam asking stay out of my thread joepro the drywall king lol get real man
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Burns, chill out. If you'd bother too look at the thread I posted for you, you'd see that we all figure it a bit different. Something like "how much mud do I need?" is a question none of us even really think about. We learned that kind of thing long ago and never give it much thought. In fact, I seldom ever figure it myself, my supply house knows my multiplier and, based on the footage of my order, send it out. I have it figured so I almost always have just 1 or 2 boxes left, better than to be short. I pick up the extra when I check over the work and collect.
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we run automatic taping tools
iam have trouble estimating the taping and finishing compond on my jobs
dose any one know a good idea how much tape i need say per 1000 square foot and taping compond i need say per 1000 square foot
and how much finishing compond i need say per 1000 square foot
A good way to figure it out is to mix the mud you have,, run it through your tools, if you get to the end of the mud and its not all finished,,, you need more mud.
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bush your looking at 1 roll of tape,1 or 2 boxes of taping and 3 boxes of topping to start..then you can go from there..its only about 20 sheets with 12's
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sorry its burns..lol
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bush your looking at 1 roll of tape,1 or 2 boxes of taping and 3 boxes of topping to start..then you can go from there..its only about 20 sheets with 12's
thanks man was just looking for a ruff idea
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