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    Do you guys have any preference? I use paper on internals, fiba on flats from a speed and drying time point of view.
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    I use exactly the same. Far too cold to wait on flat tapes drying which were applied by the bazooka. Seen them take 5 days to dry properly and I work on price, not by the hour. Would like to be able to stick them all on with the taping gun but it's just not warm enough in this country. Looking for a "shiver me timbers" type of smilie but theres none...... brrrrr
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    In Canada we use paper for almost everything. Fiba tape has a niche in repairing short joints by metal door frames where tape humps might be obvious, or blowouts in the middle of a wall, again where its lower profile helps. (though if there is no joint involved I often just fill the void with Con Fill a fast setting fibrous compound, sort of like the old brown-coat. not sure what you'd call that)
    'Tapes taking 5 days to dry.' yup that is familiar in the autumn though now i have the opposite problem usually. my contractors either leave it below freezing, or heat it to 25 C and our humidity drops off to 20%.. at which point my tapes dry out where i pressed them into the wall and lose their bond when I break them loose by wiping them.
    some guys do use fiba tape for behind tilework but usually it's homeowners who use it for drywall because it's self adhesive. No full time taper I know uses it. but I don't know every one :P
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    Scrim flat joints and paper on internals. I use Wet and stick for remedial works and small jobs, but make sure screw heads and any gap more than a couple of mm are filled first.

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    ye fiba tape on flats coated with fast set, paper on all internals and non bevelled flats

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    i use paper on internals and fiba on flats - it's faster that way but some companies want you to use paper for everything which takes longer.
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    always fiba on flats and paper on internals.

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    I use paper tape on all joints, butts & tapers, usally with BG filler. I even use paper tape on plaster skim jobs, applied the day before with regular easifill.

    Never had a problem with cracking

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    Looking for all the comments about the Fibafuse fibreglass tape? There's no problem, theyre now here as it will make the comments easier for our search function to find. Thanks.

    http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...ibreglass-tape
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Looking for all the comments about the Fibafuse fibreglass tape? There's no problem, theyre now here as it will make the comments easier for our search function to find. Thanks.

    http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...ibreglass-tape
    Good idea. Thanks.

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    yeah fiba all the way on flat tapes and paper on internal corners

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