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    Hello is somebody spraying joints with an airless spray machine
    first some history
    I bought my first apla-tech from america 2001
    using coaters and junior pump then upgraded to cff with wet and drywall
    (a shame there needed to close down) The system sounds very good
    but in the moment it is in the garage my sons dont use it it is to much hassel for them
    I have a wagner long stroke pump with 9 hp Petrol engine and electric motor 110volt
    I have also the cannon for the slim line boxes for me is very heavy to use so we dont use it

    The airless sprayer can only be used with ready mix ligth you can not use bagged material powder
    I think the system is only good for spraying joints, or spraying level 5 or level 6 and paint

    Let me know your experience
    If you want to know more let me know
    i wasted a lot of money maybe 6k

    Looking forword to hear from you sorry for my english

    herbert
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    Have you tried Wondertex joint cement through the sprayer? A taper I know has no problems using that through his Graco.
    I have the Apla-tech pneumatic set up and was hoping to get a Box Canon. Do you not rate it very highly?

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    hello tony
    he is using wondertex readymix or powder all the powder i used gave me problems my maschine broke twice

    the box on the cannon is to havy for me
    the quickes way i found is spraying the joint with redy mix lafarge bg profine
    not bg yello lid, allteck knauf,suddenbond

    I have a love/hate relationship with the aplatech machines it my be good for big jobs

    my sons and other tapers are quicker then me with the machine leads,and set up
    special in houses
    there prefer the 10 and 12inch boxes better finisch

    if you want to try the cannon with the box i lend it to you

    herbert

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    My mate is using powder, not readymixed Wondertex. He was getting blockages with British Gypsum joint cement powder. We found that the Promix Light had no substance for bead work. That's a kind offer to use your box Canon. If I get some work up your way, I'd like to try it, thanks. I had the coaters but prefer the box finish, so I only use the Apla-tech kit for internals, and sold the coaters.

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    thanks good to know that some powder works is it the normal wondertex or ultra ligth powder

    we had the same expirience with bg promix ligth
    what kind of graco is using your mad

    Thanks herbert

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    The Wondertex is the Ultra light one. My mate has both a G Max 5900 petrol and a MK IV or V 110volt.

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    thanks to let me know whwn he mixes the material he let it stay for day or over nigth and then he uses it .
    I am also surprised he uses the mark IV

    has he a lot of spraying ia the moment? we have only taping in london some
    comrcial units and some houses in bristol no spraying at all

    builders dont want to pay we didnt spray for 5 months know

    my sons dont use the apla for the internals i do its easier for me

    Thanks to let me know about wondertex
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    He mainly uses the CFS tools, and yes, he generally mixes the day before if possible.

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    BTW. Do you use the actual slimline boxes or a modified normal box with your Canon? I only ask because you say the box Canon is too heavy for you. My mate uses Northstar boxes on the CFs but I had shims made up for him that stopped the box opening fully so there wasn't too much mud in the box, thus reducing the weight.

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    I had the slimline boxes i gave them back and use normal northenstar box
    wich i found better then the slimline box for not getting to much mu on the wall ther wher harder to push

    i use also the cff system befor i broke the machine it is easier than the
    cannon pneumatic system and box
    after i broke the machine twice a machine what costs 4k i only used redy mixed materials like sudden bond and alltek

    for me was awaste of money to buy the slimlineboxes if the normal box is the same not hightop
    so i gave them back to will wet and drywall

    herbert

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