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    Post Bazooka jointing!!


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    I am a Tape Jointer 6 years time served with a pretty professional, neat, minimal snag (FAST) work ethic.

    I finally decided 7 months ago to acquire a Bazooka taper to complete my full taping kit. Having seen the speed and effortless ease some of my colleagues use the taper to work, it was only a question of time........Currently having serious trouble mastering the Bazooka. I am pretty cool at up right internals but cross internals (across ceiling internals) has completely thrown me!! I am completely at my wits end with this!! The paper tape keeps falling off/dragging as soon as I move the creaser wheel across the ceiling internals!!!!
    I have watched every video there is and tried to apply all I have seen, alas to little or no avail!!


    Not one to give up...Ever!! I do need the help and assistant of some of you professional guys though!!!!


    LONDON TAPER.

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    Nice to speak to you earlier and welcome to the forum.

    The bazooka takes practice and what you describe here is probably the trickiest part to master.

    A couple of pointers. It helps to be right handed because of the way the creaser handle works although I have worked with left handed tapers who would say I was talking sh*te. Mix your mud thinner than you would for boxing, much thinner and start your tape 6 inches before the corner as it will drag regardless. You just have to figure out the technique to drag that extra 6 inches from the adjacent wall and it will fit perfect. I taped right to left by the way.

    I've had a few wet neckties, and so will you until you crack it.
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    I have to start by saying many many thanks for your swift reply!
    I will take your solution on board and keep on regardless!!

    You also mentioned a 'school' or indeed are you aware of any where near London I could perhaps have a one day one on on tuition?! Positively note: I am so glad I joined this forum!!

    Thanks so much!!

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    hi london,echo what ames says about mud being thin,also make sure zook is well wd40 and you will not be long getting to grips with it.

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    Thanks so much matey!

    Its well wd40'd Its just about getting to grips with internal horizontals!!!!

    Having blinding nightmares if I can't get to grips with a bleeding 'tube'!!!!!

    Cheers big d!!!!!!

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    If you find the tape is dragging too much away from the corner, start it off,then press it into the corner with your right hand for now. Once you get the knack you will soon be flying mate and will be able to just run off 8 inches,pick it up on the jockey wheel and then use that to shove it in the corner. Just patence and practice.

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    Forestbhoy,

    Much appreciated matey!!

    Its really frustrating as its the only machine kit I seen unable to master!!

    Thanks for support!!

    Cheers!!

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