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    One of the things that pisses me off is We put this gear on the wall then sand some of it off and chuck it away, every time I empty the hoover Im thinking why cant I re use this stuff. So I got to thinking about using it for bedding in tapes (internals) I tried a 50/50 mix and set up some test bits in the garage at home, its been a few months now and the tapes are still stuck fast, Next Im going to mix some neat sandust and chuck in some PVA to see how that works out. Im not really one for cutting corners but when I can use over a bag of joint cement just bedding in,.......well it got me thinking.


    Any one else as tight as me and tried it.

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    That very topic was an April fools joke on here i once used a scoop of latex floor screed dust to level a wee dip in the floor as I had no bags left and the merchant was out. On my own house so i could see long term issues, and there's none yet.

    Regarding joint cement, I used an electric sander but never tried it cos of contamination from dirty boards, fastset etc but respect for giving it a go. Let us know if it rots and falls off.
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    I was asked to cove a house that another taper had taped. Half bag of 'fast set' sitting there so i mixed it up and started coving. It went off in 15 mins. Turns out the 'fast set' was an empty bag in which he'd dumped the stuff out his hoover ��

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    Recently I teamed up with my son (again) he brought with him all his left over gear for us to use up, amongst which was a half bag of joint cement, We used it and left what was left in the bucket for the next day, IT went solid like it was frozen FFS.

    On my other topic of re using gear from the hoover bag, While I still don't have the nerve to do it for real the test pieces that I did in my garage are still stuck good and proper.

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    Iv reused joint cement from the hoover... it's not worth it.

    the one thing I definitely would not do is stick tapes in with it, why take the risk when if it dont hold your fucked? Seems a bit silly!

    mixed in with bonding it's ok, or a few handfuls in with your top coat but it does depend on the brand.

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    what dust......ffs......lightly sand if req.....with a fucking pole.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    what dust......ffs......lightly sand if req.....with a fucking pole.....
    Great idea mate, way to go!!! Sanding machines will never catch on....

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    [QUOTE=E.K Taper;18620]Great idea mate, way to go!!! Sanding machines will never catch on....

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    point being if you put the stuff on correctly in the 1st place no real need to sand .....you should be able to sand 3 bed house in 1.5 hrs sowhy waste youre money.......

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    For the finish to be universal, you have to put the sander over everything... regardless of wether you leave a tight edge and no shrinkage trowel marks etc.. still I pole and hand pad a 3 bed in a hour and a half... used to do it in forty minutes tho lol

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    My Hero's

    Lay it on with a shovel and sand to a finish with 60grit, I can do a 3 bed is 20 mins tops. Eat your heart out boys

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    Having seen the standard of some of MJ Stevens tapers I fully believe that...

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