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Old 08-08-2012, 11:08 PM   #16
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I don't think thats the way a first coat is supposed to look so that's why earlier in the post I was thinking of just letting him go..do you think I should bring in another taper and have him look?

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Old 08-09-2012, 04:26 AM   #17
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The mud should have gone on smoother than your pictures are showing. It can be sanded but on the taping coat there shouldn't need to be any sanding. If he goes over these corners with any tape, it's going to raise past the surface of the corner. Make sure he embeds the tape tight.

For getting another taper? I'd try it yourself. It's not hard to tape with the right tools and a little practice. I stopped using meter corners because they tend to rust over time and just use plastic corners. Plastic also has a little more bead to them so they stick out just a little farther. The taper is easier to work with.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #18
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I hope you didnt give this guy any money.Iam with costa it doesnt look like theres going to be enough fill in the corner bead.How did you get hooked up with this guy have you seen any of his work hes done before?A little late but mabye learn from this.Hes not done mabye it will turn out ok,but he has alot of extra work and sanding ahead of him.
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I hope you didnt give this guy any money.Iam with costa it doesnt look like theres going to be enough fill in the corner bead.How did you get hooked up with this guy have you seen any of his work hes done before?A little late but mabye learn from this.Hes not done mabye it will turn out ok,but he has alot of extra work and sanding ahead of him.
I gave him 150 so far but I'm having 4 other tapers with at least 10 yrs experience come in and give me estimates and finish up the job properly so I'm just going to let this guy go..I sanded his work until 230 am cause I was disgusted in the worksmanship
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #20
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what made you hire this guy ? did he have no references ? what did he tell you his qualifications were ?
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what made you hire this guy ? did he have no references ? what did he tell you his qualifications were ?
I got him through an ad in the paper..said he does carpentry sheetrock taping etc...so I hired him..he told me he does taping..I asked him how long and he said 5 years ..he came in and saw the job and said what he was going to do so I felt comfortable that he had some skill..well it looks like he has none and I take full blame for hiring him..I have a guy coming in who's done taping for 20 years whom I happen to know through a good friend so I'm going to go that route..I'm just disgusted that there are actually people who will bite way more than they can chew just to make money..I got hustled. What can I say but on the bright side I'm only out 150 instead of 800 if that's even a brightside..I'm trying to cheer myself up a bit but thank you to all posters who commented..it feels good to know there are honest folks who genuinely like helping other people.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:59 PM   #22
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wow! i feel sorry for this guy! probably has 6 different kids with 6 different mommys and just stressing taking any work he can even if he has no idea how to do it just to make a couple bucks. he needs to go back to school for hairdressing. sad sad sad
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #23
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It is sad that there are people like this that do these kinds of things..I would never bite off more than I can chew and screw someone out of hard earned money..well I guess you live and you learn
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Wow, those pictures indicate little to no experience.
The pictures really tell the story - I've never seen that much mud left on tape(first) coat or on any coat as far as that goes.
Glad you're getting at at the $150 level -- better than $800 for sure.

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