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Old 03-17-2013, 05:16 AM   #16
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Read his post again, carefully. 2 coats hot mud, THEN a coat of regular mud on top, not spackle, ever.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #17
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spoke to the guy who said it would take two days and he said he would be using another guy and it would take a day and a half total. Is that about right? Thanks

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:26 PM   #18
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Sorry to be a PIA ... Gonna make my decision tomorrow. What do you think about my post above and the day and a half
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:02 PM   #19
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Just do it. he sounds fine, but then again I am in Utica and I know I could do it in that time frame, except the commute
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:08 PM   #20
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It could be done-----but I wonder if it will be dry enough to sand out the next day----

Easy sand ( hot mud) cures to a hard surface in a short time, but the moisture is still there---making sanding the next day difficult if not impossible.

You are there----is this guy good or just fast?

I always use topping mud over the hot mud--and must let it sit for a day before sanding---

There aren't that many sheets,so he could get it done in one day----but if the hole job is done with hot mud, he better be really good with the trowel--that stuff is to hard to sand easily---
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The key Mike is thin coats. Then when it is complete, I use a sponge with lite sanding the next day.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #22
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Ok I'm still a little confused about the mud and spackle. One guy told me the job would need (4) buckets of the blue lid spackle/mud and (1) of the green lid buckets. These buckets are NOT mud.
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Ok I'm still a little confused about the mud and spackle. One guy told me the job would need (4) buckets of the blue lid spackle/mud and (1) of the green lid buckets. These buckets are NOT mud.
Yes they are that is what people in the business call joint compound. Spackle comes in a little can and is used for small repairs like nail holes or dings.
I don't remember the size of the room but that sounds like a lot of mud. And then throw in bags of hot mud. But he is there looking at it and I am not.
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Yes they are that is what people in the business call joint compound. Spackle comes in a little can and is used for small repairs like nail holes or dings.
I don't remember the size of the room but that sounds like a lot of mud. And then throw in bags of hot mud. But he is there looking at it and I am not.


Ok so on top of he joint compound they should use some bags a hot mud??? Do they mix the joint compound and hot mud? Thanks
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Ok so on top of he joint compound they should use some bags a hot mud??? Do they mix the joint compound and hot mud? Thanks
NO Joint compound goes on top of hot mud.
[SIE="6"]NO[/SIZE]they do not mix them.
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NO Joint compound goes on top of hot mud.
[SIE="6"]NO[/SIZE]they do not mix them.
So is it your opinion that either guy should use both joint compound AND hot mud? Can the job be done with joint compound only?
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Never really have cared much for "some" of these threads where a customer is coming to the internet to micro analyze a contractors methods to reach a result.

"Sometimes" there are a few different ways (all acceptable) to reach the same end result. At the end of the day all you should want are good looking walls in this case.

Checking references and actually going and looking at a contractors past work is a much useful method for you to decide who to hire.

The internet is a wealth of information for sure but many times you're better served by just clicking that little red X and go out, talk to people and look for yourself.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:24 AM   #28
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Never really have cared much for "some" of these threads where a customer is coming to the internet to micro analyze a contractors methods to reach a result.

"Sometimes" there are a few different ways (all acceptable) to reach the same end result. At the end of the day all you should want are good looking walls in this case.

Checking references and actually going and looking at a contractors past work is a much useful method for you to decide who to hire.

The internet is a wealth of information for sure but many times you're better served by just clicking that little red X and go out, talk to people and look for yourself.
Your entitled. Just making sure what they are using is acceptable. That is why i asked is using joint compound ONLY was okay. Fair question i think.
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The finisher need to use the products and techniques that work for him---

The finished surface is the thing that matters---and there are many ways to achieve a good surface.
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Your entitled. Just making sure what they are using is acceptable. That is why i asked is using joint compound ONLY was okay. Fair question i think.

Just let the guy do his job, you do not need to know all the details. If he does not do it right, don't pay him.

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