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10-11-20, 02:49 PM
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Posted By tightcoat

Care and patience are the key. Sharpen a putty...

Care and patience are the key. Sharpen a putty knife or a five-in-one tool and shave off all the high spots, humps and ridges. Blow out the gaps then cut in new mud to fill the gaps. The same knife...
10-04-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By tightcoat

Probably the most common mistake beginners make...

Probably the most common mistake beginners make is to try to leave too much compound on the wall. Except in the case of paper tape which can have too much mud squeezed out when the tape is applied...
10-03-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By tightcoat

I am curious why the .42"? It is not an even...

I am curious why the .42"? It is not an even metric size either.
10-03-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By tightcoat

What he said. In my market real Durabond is only...

What he said. In my market real Durabond is only common in 90 minute. EasySand and its competitors are available iin 5, 20, 45, and 90 minute set times . You can use either Durabond or EasySand...
10-02-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By tightcoat

Everyone has his own way of doing what works. ...

Everyone has his own way of doing what works. How did you fasten the pieces back into the hole? Are you using the same pieces you cut out?
I use FibaFuse tape and I would use five minute mud. ...
10-02-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By tightcoat

Thanks XSLEEPER for the plug. What I say n the...

Thanks XSLEEPER for the plug. What I say n the post X linked to is good. Do not add sand. At least it looks like your finish is smooth so you want to use smooth mud.
Don't try to use that PoP. ...
09-24-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By tightcoat

Yes, it looks like the finish coat has separated...

Yes, it looks like the finish coat has separated from the brown coat. Scrape off all that is loose. The fix after that is simple as long as the brown coat is hard and still keyed to the lath. In a...
09-23-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By tightcoat

Quickset to Portland cement plaster

I use a lot of setting joint compound. Something I have never done is try to bond it to Portland cement plaster. This is interior work not exterior stucco. Has anyone experience with bonding quick...
09-21-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By tightcoat

So you buy the meter then buy the fluids to...

So you buy the meter then buy the fluids to calibrate it or just buy more reagents for the test kit. Guess I'll continue as I have been. It's a lot easier to keep the water good than it is to get...
09-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By tightcoat

Electronic Water Testers

I've been testing my water for years with a Taylor K2005 text kit. Works fine. I noticed that there is an electronic meter that measures pH, Chlorine, and something else. I don't have the ad in...
09-15-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By tightcoat

A more amateur friendly material than Durabond is...

A more amateur friendly material than Durabond is a product like EasySand by USG. All the drywall materials companies make a similar product. It sands more easily than Durabond and in my area at...
09-15-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By tightcoat

There are two good options; The first involves...

There are two good options; The first involves drilling a hole with a masonry bit and installing a screw like this...
09-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By tightcoat

Years ago when the town I lived in mandated low...

Years ago when the town I lived in mandated low flow toilets a local plumber set up a mock system with PVC pipes cut in half to watch the flow but the slope was to code. No real poop was used but...
09-09-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By tightcoat

Do you have real plaster? If so I would use some...

Do you have real plaster? If so I would use some fender washers and screw the plaster to get a little more strength than only tape to hold it together. There is such a thing as plaster washers. ...
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By tightcoat

I think you may have the problem again but the...

I think you may have the problem again but the repair is pretty simple. Paint the edges of the stucco and the bracket with a bonding agent like Weld-Crete by Larsen's Products. I think that is only...
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By tightcoat

We need a little more context. Is the top photo...

We need a little more context. Is the top photo before you removed any stucco?
Was that whole column stuccoed up to just above the numeral 3? How thick was it? What was behind the stucco? CAn...
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By tightcoat

Looks like you have some algae on the block. ...

Looks like you have some algae on the block. Scrape off any more of the stucco that is loose then scrub all the block with some bleach, about 50/50 with water rinse well. Rinse again. Use material...
08-22-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By tightcoat

Looks like you have mold and more finish is loose...

Looks like you have mold and more finish is loose than you took off, Cut a rectangular hole about three inches larger all around. Then if more of the paper and finish is loose expand it that...
08-12-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By tightcoat

I no longer do production work, only repair and...

I no longer do production work, only repair and restoration. I think it will work fine in a banjo. I just don't use one. There is a Facebook group called FibaFuse users. There is a fellow who...
08-11-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By tightcoat

FibaFuse is not ahesive. It must be embedded. ...

FibaFuse is not ahesive. It must be embedded. It can be used in taping tools. It has two downsides. YOu are handling fiberglass and in angles it is easy to cut with a knife. I suppose with angle...
07-30-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By tightcoat

I like screws. You don't have to wait for glue...

I like screws. You don't have to wait for glue to set.
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By tightcoat

I see what you are talking about. I think if...

I see what you are talking about. I think if there were a problem it would show up in the brick and that all looks good.
Removing that block will leave the brick unsupported while you do whatever...
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By tightcoat

That is really pretty brick. There have to be...

That is really pretty brick. There have to be people here who know more about masonry than I do. Are you looking at the top of the door and seeing that crack that extends to the left 8 inches? ...
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By tightcoat

I don't have an answer but a request. Will you...

I don't have an answer but a request. Will you put up a picture of more of the brick? I've never seen brick like these and I like the look.
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By tightcoat

Put up that picture from a bit farther back. I...

Put up that picture from a bit farther back. I think Xsleeper has a good idea.
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