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    How fast can one man tape a three bedroom house and still make a good job?

    3.5 DAYS
    4 DAYS
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    well. what is the humidity and how big is the house actually? is there heat? I am taping a 2 bedroom house, after a week, I am only JUST done the tapes, and barely half of it is 2nd coated.. but its a 13 000 sq ft of drywall with 16' sloped ceiling in 4 of those rooms.. i spend most of my time climbing scaffold and swearing under my breath.
    Now give me a 3 bedroom bungalow, say 900- 1200 sqft of floor, and I would have it beaded and taped in a day... usually 3 coated and sanded in 6 days ( 2days idle to dry), and i usually get back to texture in another week when the paint has cured a bit.
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    3 bedroom house you say? Many other factors you should consider are how high are the ceilings? I agree with Lightrock, scaffolds will seriously hinder any work you do on a price (especially if you constantly have to keep putting up and taking down in each room every time you add a coat - I do these jobs on an hourly rate) Are there any cooms involved, are you sharing a house with other trades, is there water, power, and materials at hand, any backfilling and banging in screws before you begin, is it on the job spec to apply a coat of primer/sealer and was the house sheeted by Stevie Wonder etc?

    In an ideal world I can tape between 500 - 600m2 and put up 150 linear metres (5 ish boxes) in 5 days with good drying conditions but this is Scotland and theres less downtime and better production in taping 2 houses at once at this time of year
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    Generally, a standard 3 bedroom house on an estate is going to be in the region of 300-350 square metres of taping. That's 3000-3500 sq feet for you chaps on the other side of the pond. If the house is fully coved and a sealer is not required then to get to sanding stage is 2.5 to 3 days work for 3 coats. Like Alex says, 5-600 metres is a fair weeks work.

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    4 to 5 days,average work hours,,, six hrs,and not sweating

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    Average 3 bed.
    2 man team
    2 1/2 days jointing.
    1/2 day to rub down

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    you guys are so much faster than me makes me think you have tricks i don't know i did a store and a half house 450meters paper tape 120 meters metel took 11days 7 hours days 1nd 1 day 12 hours to prime and thats me going at it working hard what the f*** my doing wrong ???????

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    Well here's one for you. 2 men tape a 2 bed house 2 coats in a day (1 coat bonding, 1 coat cement) . Rub down in 2 hours and seal in about the same time. The finish is rough as f***, mess all over the floor and they get away with it and get paid. Whereas my mate working next door takes 4 days or so, does it properly and gets thought no more of.

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    Let the tools do the work and dont be fussy until the final coat goes on. Have you considered spending some time doing pricework in a crew because theres always something new to learn, adding strings to your bow. I bet you're also leaving a cracking finish if you take all that time.

    So hypothetically speaking if a builder is considering subbying a taping job to one of 2 people, one such as yourself who takes pride in their work and the other rushes and possibly makes a cnut of it, I know who I would give the job to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    4 to 5 days,average work hours,,, six hrs,and not sweating
    Average working day is 6 hours? Canada here I come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    Well here's one for you. 2 men tape a 2 bed house 2 coats in a day (1 coat bonding, 1 coat cement) . Rub down in 2 hours and seal in about the same time. The finish is rough as f***, mess all over the floor and they get away with it and get paid. Whereas my mate working next door takes 4 days or so, does it properly and gets thought no more of.
    this happen all the time on site makes you wonder why bother they are normally off earning money while somebody else is putting there mess right, having said that me and my mate we are an easy day and half in your average 3 bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Average working day is 6 hours? Canada here I come.
    it is when your approaching fifty ,but average drive time to a job is a hour or more,so theres 8 hours

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    Average 3bed = best part of 3 shifts.
    Fiba tape, fast set and beads day1
    10", 2nd coat beads and fully angle tape day 2
    12", finish coat beads andfinish angles day3
    If I got time on day 3, I do the coving too

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    sorry misread this was for one person I was,nt trying to be flash, me by myself about 2 and a half hand jointing

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    i say take your time and get it right.more work will follow.PRIDE.

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    CORRECT! I take 4 days to tape average 3 bedroom house but can do two houses in 6-7 days(not including sanding).

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    average three bed house, 3 days , working alone.

    1st day , 1st coat celings n walls ,nails and corner flex
    2nd day , 10 inch , gun angles,2nd coat corner flex,
    3rd day, 12 inch ,finish flex tapes then butterfly angles,

    but prefer too work between, 2/3 houses at once

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    Standard 3 bed takes me and my partner 1 day. Thats done to a T in 8 hours,back for sanding and another 1,1/2 hours. Still not using all machine tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Alston View Post
    Standard 3 bed takes me and my partner 1 day. Thats done to a T in 8 hours,back for sanding and another 1,1/2 hours. Still not using all machine tools.
    thats really fast
    what about drying time between coats?

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    its 5 days 4 me with sandin

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