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The first thing that I have to say about the Homax is .

I have watched that vid uploaded by Guijarrero and it is very acurate of the way it runs.
Use the strap for joins the handle is for carrying it around and for doing angles
As caz said pancake consistancy mud, I pour it in to the banjo. If you mix it too thick it is real hard work to pull out.
When you cut your tape at the end of a join leave about 100mm tag that way it will not roll back in.
I have tried the "slap" method but use the wheels as per the vid it is much quicker. I can run out four 250" rolls with one mix of 45 min hot mud using the wheels. That keeps two wipers going.
If you want more footage use 60 set.
As you get more confidence you can recycle the mud from your wipers just get them to put it into the homax as you are filling (not back into your mix).
When you are running a nice pancake mix you can open the dial up a fair bit and get a nice smear in the recess each side of your tape.

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The first thing that I have to say about the Homax is .

I have watched that vid uploaded by Guijarrero and it is very acurate of the way it runs.
Use the strap for joins the handle is for carrying it around and for doing angles
As caz said pancake consistancy mud, I pour it in to the banjo. If you mix it too thick it is real hard work to pull out.
When you cut your tape at the end of a join leave about 100mm tag that way it will not roll back in.
I have tried the "slap" method but use the wheels as per the vid it is much quicker. I can run out four 250" rolls with one mix of 45 min hot mud using the wheels. That keeps two wipers going.
If you want more footage use 60 set.
As you get more confidence you can recycle the mud from your wipers just get them to put it into the homax as you are filling (not back into your mix).
When you are running a nice pancake mix you can open the dial up a fair bit and get a nice smear in the recess each side of your tape.
sounds like you know what youre talkin about
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The first thing that I have to say about the Homax is .

I have watched that vid uploaded by Guijarrero and it is very acurate of the way it runs.
Use the strap for joins the handle is for carrying it around and for doing angles
As caz said pancake consistancy mud, I pour it in to the banjo. If you mix it too thick it is real hard work to pull out.
When you cut your tape at the end of a join leave about 100mm tag that way it will not roll back in.
I have tried the "slap" method but use the wheels as per the vid it is much quicker. I can run out four 250" rolls with one mix of 45 min hot mud using the wheels. That keeps two wipers going.
If you want more footage use 60 set.
As you get more confidence you can recycle the mud from your wipers just get them to put it into the homax as you are filling (not back into your mix).
When you are running a nice pancake mix you can open the dial up a fair bit and get a nice smear in the recess each side of your tape.
Try the quickfill syringe pump.... Ebay.com.au they range from Au$70 - Au$175, I wouldn't be without mine.
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Try the quickfill syringe pump.... Ebay.com.au they range from Au$70 - Au$175, I wouldn't be without mine.
I would like 2 get 1 of those but it cost me £150 2 get the homax over here When u can buy it for$60
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I would like 2 get 1 of those but it cost me £150 2 get the homax over here When u can buy it for$60
Well.......I am coming over in 3 years so I'll see what I can do .
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Well.......I am coming over in 3 years so I'll see what I can do .
3 years lad i could b dead by then
Why u comin over 2 this s**t hole??Gazman has offered 2 send stuff 2 me if he can Man i do like the way this site works as no1 knows no1 but r willing 2 help each other out and trust that people will pay for things
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The first thing that I have to say about the Homax is .

I have watched that vid uploaded by Guijarrero and it is very acurate of the way it runs.
Use the strap for joins the handle is for carrying it around and for doing angles
As caz said pancake consistancy mud, I pour it in to the banjo. If you mix it too thick it is real hard work to pull out.
When you cut your tape at the end of a join leave about 100mm tag that way it will not roll back in.
I have tried the "slap" method but use the wheels as per the vid it is much quicker. I can run out four 250" rolls with one mix of 45 min hot mud using the wheels. That keeps two wipers going.
If you want more footage use 60 set.
As you get more confidence you can recycle the mud from your wipers just get them to put it into the homax as you are filling (not back into your mix).
When you are running a nice pancake mix you can open the dial up a fair bit and get a nice smear in the recess each side of your tape.
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3 years lad i could b dead by then
Why u comin over 2 this s**t hole??
The wife was born over there, I'm just coming over to give her back .
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The wife was born over there, I'm just coming over to give her back .
Then you off to see the Welch , right ??????? pick a new one out of the flock
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Then you off to see the Welch , right ??????? pick a new one out of the flock
The welch established the town I live In . It was originally named White house...Then changed to Dillwyn. We have no sheep thou.. ,,,,,,damn it!!
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O well today i took the Homax out for a test run It went not 2 bad but had 2 thin my sheetrock 90 a bit more than i thought!! I only run about a half roll of tape but got the stuff on Its a bit of a learning curve me thinks! but i have another place on thursday that its comin out for so should get a bit quicker(i hope) still managed 2 keep out infront of my worker Going 2 try some dif setting filler next time 2 c if there is any dif between fillers and how it runs!!
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O well today i took the Homax out for a test run It went not 2 bad but had 2 thin my sheetrock 90 a bit more than i thought!! I only run about a half roll of tape but got the stuff on Its a bit of a learning curve me thinks! but i have another place on thursday that its comin out for so should get a bit quicker(i hope) still managed 2 keep out infront of my worker Going 2 try some dif setting filler next time 2 c if there is any dif between fillers and how it runs!!
Don't be scared to thin it more than you are used to, make it thin enough that you don't struggle pulling tape through (trial and error), new tools are best tried when no one else is watching
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Good little clip PT, You can fill that banjo Much,much faster with a quickfill than a pump, Its about one and a half fills, Just draw the mud straight from the bucket, Standing upright with the homax on a bench. Or do a gazman, Just pour it from a bucket.
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Good little clip PT, You can fill that banjo Much,much faster with a quickfill than a pump, Its about one and a half fills, Just draw the mud straight from the bucket, Standing upright with the homax on a bench. Or do a gazman, Just pour it from a bucket.
Thanks man! I'll look into it.
I spoke with Brandon from WallTools today. He's gonna hook me up with a creasor wheel for it as well!

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O well today i took the Homax out for a test run It went not 2 bad but had 2 thin my sheetrock 90 a bit more than i thought!! I only run about a half roll of tape but got the stuff on Its a bit of a learning curve me thinks! but i have another place on thursday that its comin out for so should get a bit quicker(i hope) still managed 2 keep out infront of my worker Going 2 try some dif setting filler next time 2 c if there is any dif between fillers and how it runs!!
Definitely a difference. I find Durabond horrible for the Homax. Muds that sit thick and loosen up when worked (thixotropic muds) are unsuitable for banjos. Muds which don't change viscosity much between being squished around on your hawk and just sitting there in the bucket are much more banjo friendly.
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I bought a Homax recently, cost about $110 NZD the creaser wheel was going to cost another $90!?! WTF? No thanks.. my fingers and a corner roller work as well
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Gday Stopper.
Those creaser wheels are not that hard to make. If I get a chance tomorrow I will post a pic of one I made.
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I bought a Homax recently, cost about $110 NZD the creaser wheel was going to cost another $90!?! WTF? No thanks.. my fingers and a corner roller work as well
Ya, from what I heard they are pretty expensive.

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Gday Stopper.
Those creaser wheels are not that hard to make. If I get a chance tomorrow I will post a pic of one I made.
Might be more cost effective to do what gazman recommended.
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I bought a Homax recently, cost about $110 NZD the creaser wheel was going to cost another $90!?! WTF? No thanks.. my fingers and a corner roller work as well

Skip the creaser wheel, Just take off the two steel wheels, This leaves a small plastic wheel in the centre for a corner creaser, It actually works quite well. The delko creaser wheels ok, But it tends to chrinkle the tape as it corner feeds, bit annoying.
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