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    Why can`t we use scrim for USG level 5?
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    i dont see why you cant use scrim with it? that is if your skimming it out before spraying the level5 onto the surfaces?

    but usg level 5 is really only used for commercial projects where level 5 finish is specified???

    suppose it could depend on if your using square boards..... or beveld?
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    i may be wrong but when we first did the training for this i asked the same question and i think the main reason was that usg say paper tape offers much better crack resistance to standard scrim, and also its a general time saving thing as the system is meant to be competative on time and and labour and applying paper tape with an auto taper and 1 box over it all would be quicker than scrimming and coating everything.

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    Its papertape and sheetrock compound, then 7" box with compound. When that has been sanded its sprayed with prospray trowed and sanded again! sprayed again with tuff-hide..

    Would it really matter if scrim was used instead of papertape?
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    I personally dont think it would matter if it was scrim underneath. I think that if you ever had a problem on a site though and cracks appeared for whatever reason usg would offer a sort of back up if the system was done as they recommended but if done with scrim they wouldn't.

    Most of the work done with this system though is usually larger projects with a few thousand m2 where it would be quicker to just tape with bazooka and one coat with a 7" or 10" and not really needing sanding before applying the prospray as its neat and tidy, no one likes too much sanding!!

    We use alot of scrim doing smaller jobs and havent ever had any issues with it but under prospray always use paper for speed and the just in case!!!!
    I think if scrim is your preference then you wouldn't really have a problem

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    they won't guarantee the joints wont crack, if you were to use fiba tape.papertape is far stronger and resists cracking if installed correctly.level 5,s down fall is the price per m2 and the use of paper tape and the time it takes to get to the final finish.it does look good when it's been done properly,but when you have to do any making good,when you have to make cut out's for missed services,the patching and finishing sticks out like a sore thumb,similar to making good onto an eggshell finished wall.

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    Think we will stick to papertape, if theres movement in a years time and the joints crack at least we have done it right..But i agree i dont think using scrim would make any difference.

    Making good could be a nightmare your right dryfix, to get it to blend in you would have to do the whole process for 1 patch would you not?
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    What kind work you got that expires a level 5 finish si?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodmanatee View Post
    What kind work you got that expires a level 5 finish si?
    Care home, we are doing the prep ready for spraying.
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    Good simon. How you getting on with?
    Hope it's going better than on job I'm on. It sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodmanatee View Post
    Good simon. How you getting on with?
    Hope it's going better than on job I'm on. It sucks!
    Its alright, keeping the wolf from the door.
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