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Old 05-15-2013, 11:23 PM   #1
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OK if hot mud doesn't get hot?


I read that hot mud literally gets hot. I even read burn warnings. I mixed three batches but it never got hot even though it set. Do only larger batches get hot? How large? The biggest batch I mixed so far was about 1 lb. The recipe is:

278.5 grams Sheetrock Easy Sand Lightweight Setting-Type Joint Compound (90 minute)

170 grams water

Maybe the faster ones get hotter than the 90 minute. I mixed mine in an old but clean 3 lb. all purpose container with a clean 2" plastic taping knife.

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:05 AM   #2
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It might get a little warm as it's curing, but most of the time you won't notice. If a large batch were to set up in a bucket, you might notice some heat.

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Old 05-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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. I even read burn warnings. .
That is from the alkaloids in the mix that will cause a chemical burn not a thermal burn. Or to put it a better way it will or can make soap out of your skin.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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A lot of folks call it "hot" mud, but it's actually a "setting" type compound. It doesn't actually get hot (as has been my experience in the last 35+ years). It's just a name used to mean it sets up quickly. Regular ready-mix compound dries from the outside in. "Quick set", "hot mud", "Durabond", Easysand, etc. all dry by chemical process in a "supposed" length of time. In nearly 40 years, I've never felt any actual "heat" from any of the above mentioned. It's a "nickname" and you have no worries. I get it on my skin all the time and have never been "burned". I would think that's a disclaimer for those who may have a reaction to the chemicals Nailbag was referring to.....
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:16 PM   #5
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yeah BJ,
I have never had a chemical burn either but there is that chance. so they have to put it on there.
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Yeah, I've never spilled coffee in my lap and made a million either. Know where you're coming from!

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