I bought Fibafuse on a good deal from the Home Depot website. I checked the HD Canada site and it doesn't look like they carry it :/
What's the difference between FibaTape and FibaFuse?FibaTape and FibaFuse are completely different products.
Disregard. Answered my own question. For anyone who is curious, FibaTape uses either a square grid pattern of weaving, or a stronger version of FibaTape has the square grid pattern AND a diagonal/diamond shaped weave too, in order to give it greater strength. FibaFusion is a true cloth-like fiberglass tape that has no repeatable weave pattern.What's the difference between FibaTape and FibaFuse?
They're made by the same company. Is the difference in the weave pattern? ---> FibaTape having a large weave pattern and FibaFuse having a very small weave pattern?
Good to know! Thanks.They claim it's stronger, which is plausible.
This is a little more objective of a source.
Yep, gotta admit, Myron talks constantly about using a 14" curved hand trowel. Up until I started learning about Myron I didn't know/never heard of a drywaller using a mason-type trowel. I thought everyone used just straight taping knives. Obviously not so. I'm debating about a curved trowel myself.Ordonyez:
I don't care if you use paper, fiberglas mesh or fiba fuse. If you're looking for a good way to do butt joints with any and all of these tapes, then read my posts about using a curved trowel in the thread entitled:
"Question about Inside and Outside corners in Drywall repair work"
about 15 posts below yours in this Drywall & Plaster forum.
Bought a stainless steel, 14" curved trowel yesterday on Amazon. Big box store in my town didn't have any. Anxious to try it out. I've got a lot to learn....A curved trowel isn't a masonary tool. It's a drywaller's tool. You buy them in the places that sell drywall and plastering supplies. You won't find them in the places that sell brick and masonry supplies.
Who is "Myron"?
Hey, that's good info to know. Thx!Don't press too hard with it or you'll defeat the purpose
ToolSeeker -Let us know how the curved trowel works for you. I never got mine to work I know some people like them. I got mine when I decided to change from knives to trowels. I really tried to get it to work but never quite managed it. Seems like a hump was what I was trying to avoid, not make one. I changed to flat trowels and stayed with them so am just curious how it works for you.
Jeff -Couple quick notes about humps and curves: on butt joints, you can't avoid a hump, you're just trying to manage one. The only way to avoid a hump is to use back blocking, which of course isn't possible in the standard situation of a butt joint on a stud. So for some people, it can be easier to mud the joint with a cruved trowel than a flat one. But even for tapered seams or back blocked seams, keep in mind that joint compound tends to shrink somewhat, so leaving a little extra to shrink down can result in a flat joint. Also, using a flat and somewhat flexible knife can leave a concave joint even on a tapered seam because the pressure causes the knife to bend inward slightly. If you press on a curved trowel a little, it becomes flat. If you press on a flat knife a little, it becomes concave (technically convex, but making a concave impression in the mud). So a lot of it is about feel and what works best for you.