I used hot mud years ago when I was starting out in the taping world and nevered liked it. Stopped after the first project house. I have been using the Green Bucket for years and nevered looked back until today. Awwgggg....Now I know why I dislike Hot Mud. You need electricity, an extension cord, 1/2 drill, mixing wand, clean empty buckets, water, water & more water for cleaning buckets, and a good laborer to mix up a good & consistant mixture, and more water to clean of tools at the end of the day. No more, I am not using hot mud anymore. What was I thinking?? How do you guys that like it get used to it?? So much crap you need for this type of compound.