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  1. Drywall Finishing
    OK guys, I think this topic hasn't been discussed properly in the past so I ask everyone to bring at the table their own system from A to Z (eg. what tool(s) you prefer to use, why, how you do it etc.) for all kind of jobs (small and big) have fun writing
  2. Drywall Finishing
    More questions. I've seen a Youtube video of a man who, instead of taping, uses strips of drywall as backblocking. He cuts a close matching plug sheet and then uses mud to attach the strips, lets it dry and then muds the plug sheet right into the hole. The plug sheet butts into the "ledges" he...
  3. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Since day 1 I've done all my finishing work by hand, no machines. I started with a flat 4.5" x 12" Curry Trowel, Richards Stainless steel 4 and 6" Knife and have only used these to this day. I've tried other trowels but none compare to hand made Curry trowels. The 4 and 6 inch knifes are...
  4. New Member Introductions
    My name is Sean and I founded Toronto School of Drywall in 2000. Although I have recently moved on to other things, the site is still up and I remain involved. I have 30 years experience in the trade.
  5. Business, Marketing, and Sales
    CONTACT Ray J Schettino Drywall LLC @ www.RaySchettinoDrywall.com Fairlield County Newtown, Brookfield, Westchester County And surrounding areas for all of your Drywall Sheetrock installation, taping, skim coating, patch repair, general contracting. Drywall is what we do best. Contact me via...
  6. Drywall Finishing
    While some owners can sort of figure out how to get board up, others havent a clue but they do it anyway. Then when they figure out they cant tape either they look to hire one of us. Sad but true :eek:
  7. General Drywall Discussion
    I know moose boy has contributed a great deal to this site and the trade...but today he went a step further; I was in a jam last week when I busted my last zooka blade...I have extras but of course no clue where they are... Unlike you southern tapers no one, I mean no one sells taper parts...
  8. Drywall Finishing
    Hey guys, Im planing to buy my fist automatic taping tool set and i dont know wich one (brands) is best, I plan to spend aroun 3,000 on a set but i have a couple to choose from. You can click on the main photo for more pictures, Thank you for you time and help #1 TapeTech TTPSS Professional...
  9. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    hey guys, i,m new to the forum and this is my first post/question. Looking onto auto taping tools and want to know what to purchase for corners ,start to finish. I have a cheao homax banjo comming and i know i need a corner roller (metal one with wheels) After that im confused when it comes...
  10. Drywall Finishing
    What is the best mud to use in a banjo taping tool and also how thick or thin should it be. Thanks in advance for any help or replies.
  11. General Drywall Discussion
    I'm starting a second job for a new company and it is the basement of a new house that is a legal separate suite. I was in there yesterday to do the prep and all the board on the walls seems very damp and soft. I believe its best to wait until it is dry to tape because moisture IS our enemy...
  12. Drywall Finishing
    well just howthe title says I like the painted end of taping
  13. Drywall Finishing
    <P>any of you guys have luck saving time glass taping and 7" boxing w hotmud.  .......then follow with 12" box with finish (topping).   too much touch up?  too big a risk for humping w/ hotmud.   Let me know what you think.  thanks dudes!</P>
  14. Drywall Finishing
    What mud do you use to tape corners? I used hot mud for years with no real problems. But last year I changed to all purpose so I could use auto tools. Now I seem to be getting a few call backs with tape letting go. I have never used taping mud as it is not commonly available here. I even but...
  15. Drywall Finishing
    Looks like we have been doing it all wrong. http://youtu.be/9yGoGd7VXdg
  16. Off Topic (Non Trade)
    Would like to see vids of members and there tube runnin skills. Ive seen some fast tapin in my time but perhaps someone on this site is faster??? C mon big dogs lets see it Real time ,closets and all:thumbsup:
  17. Drywall Finishing
    Recently was asked to firetape for .30 cents a linear ft. for firetaping. 12' tall lift provided and most can b done from it? one hour drive. I was insulted....would you be?:eek:
  18. General Drywall Discussion
    Hey fellow rockers, there is a new tool out there. Check out the "Stiltmate" at www.stiltmate.com It's a great solution to where to drop the pan, tape or banjo. Fantastic up on scaffold or lift cage too. Check it out!
  19. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Hello all, How is everyone doing? Trying to sell all or some of my taping tools , NEED money to pay bills. :( Some tools almost new, All tools very well taken care of. Will sell for half price of what paid for. THANKS FOR LOOKING!!! Frank Vollrath (530) 409-9878 or [email protected]
  20. Drywall Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Gentlemen, We will be launching 18 new drywall and plastering tools in the next year. The products are great and we want to get some feedback so we know how to better address our marketing campaign before we hit the streets. We will send a new tool to you to test for 30 days. Then we will...
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