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04-04-07, 08:49 PM   #1  
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I have a friend who had his kitchen done last fall, and has some drywall compound left. He said I can take it off his hand since I am putting sheetrock up in my garage. He has kept it out in his unheated garage all winter, and I question of this is something i should pass up on? We had temps down to -20 at times over the winter.

 
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04-05-07, 03:50 AM   #2  
Leave it with your friend.... leftover mud tends to get crusty/lumpy/moldy and a pain to work with... At $12/5 gallons - it's too cheap to be frugal with......

 
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04-05-07, 05:49 AM   #3  
Thanks for the reply, I wasn't sure if the mud will be good sitting out in the freezing garage for 3 months or not..

 
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04-05-07, 06:17 AM   #4  
If your friend left any latex paint he might have used in his project in the same conditions it is no good as well.

 
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04-05-07, 06:12 PM   #5  
More then likely it's junk even if it dosen't have clumps in it, old compound won't bond well to the drywall paper resulting in a poor finnish.

 
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04-05-07, 06:36 PM   #6  
As Zster said, the stuff's too cheap to take a chance. Buy your own.

 
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04-06-07, 05:14 AM   #7  
Thanks for the advise guys. Off to the store to get the sheetrock, and a fresh bucket of mud!

 
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04-06-07, 05:27 AM   #8  
I once opened a 5gal bucket of mud that was about the same age and wished I had never opened it. Smelld like rotten milk or something of the sort.

If I don't end up using it all I give the rest away or leave it open to dry out and trash it.

 
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