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    Any body first coating with an 8" Columbia Fatboy box & joint filler ?. Taking into account clean up time , what are the pros & cons?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drywall guy View Post
    Any body first coating with an 8" Columbia Fatboy box & joint filler ?. Taking into account clean up time , what are the pros & cons?
    Ensure you have a hosepipe and tap handy,set your timer/alarm on your phone and go like the clappers. Dont forget to keep doors and windows closed till you finish. A handy tip carry a small bucket of water and a washing up sponge to wipe your blade and wheels as fast set tends to stick and get crumberly. I dont use Columbia my kit is Premier which Ive had for about 20 years. Hope this is of help to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALROH57 View Post
    Ensure you have a hosepipe and tap handy,set your timer/alarm on your phone and go like the clappers. Dont forget to keep doors and windows closed till you finish. A handy tip carry a small bucket of water and a washing up sponge to wipe your blade and wheels as fast set tends to stick and get crumberly. I dont use Columbia my kit is Premier which Ive had for about 20 years. Hope this is of help to you.
    Cheers, how much filler is it safe to mix & work with taking into account washing up time,would you say it's quicker than coating by hand ?.

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    I always do a 20ltr bucket and do all the long joints first then clean up straight away. Yes it is quicker, especially on ceilings. I have found easyfill best for first coating in the summer. Good luck.

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    Dont forget to give a couple of good squirts of washing up liquid to your mix, it will make it nice and fluffy n soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALROH57 View Post
    Dont forget to give a couple of good squirts of washing up liquid to your mix, it will make it nice and fluffy n soft.
    Washing up liquid in gyproc joint filler? Does it work worth a shot if it does

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    You will see a diffrence. Best to use in easyfill and joint cement. Give it a try you will see.

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    Any any of the compounds formulated for machines has similar characteristics as dish soap in your mud. Ex: CGC machine mud in canada. Very slick and slippery

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    Management dont know the diffrence so you get what they supply, sometimes I get bags sometimes I get tubs, or a bit of both or if I'm unlucky I get different makes with different hardnesses's and a different sanding sheet grade that would sand a brick.

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    Honestly I have been keeping with my father since I was nine years old… And I don't have a problem educating people who think they know more… I refuse to use products that suck. .. People tend to cave and I just supply

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    Problem with supplying is getting payed better to lose the labour element than labour & materials. I hope it works for you refusing to use their materials but no man is an island and when you stand up you stand alone. Remember easy come easy go. ALAN

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