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    I work for a GC and to keep us busy during these slow times, we are doing most phases of the jobs. Has anyone ever tried adding hot mud to all purpose? I use hot mud for large voids or small jobs, but am still using all purpose for large jobs. I would love to crank the heat up and crack windows so mud is dry by morning, but that is not always possible.
    When mommas happy; everyones happy!

    Chris

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    Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

    Originally posted by cniverson View Post
    I work for a GC and to keep us busy during these slow times, we are doing most phases of the jobs. Has anyone ever tried adding hot mud to all purpose? I use hot mud for large voids or small jobs, but am still using all purpose for large jobs. I would love to crank the heat up and crack windows so mud is dry by morning, but that is not always possible.
    You can add it okay, I add a pan of 90 to 3/4 bucket of ap for coating metal beads,,, the deal is, adding hot mud will keep the mud from "shriking" it still don't dry no faster.

    One thing to remember,,, hot mud just "sets" fast, it does not dry any faster, so if you put 3 coats of 20 min mud on, you have coated it, but it won't be dry enough to sand tomarrow.
    Capt-Sheetrock---Drywall Master of the Universe
    Craig D

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    • #3
      Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

      Thanks Craig, my skills aren't quite ready yet for hot mud with all three coats. Hopefully better days are just around the corner and we can all get back to doing what we do best.
      When mommas happy; everyones happy!

      Chris

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        Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

        my main guy has done drywall all of his life including as a child. one of the things he does is mix whatever ceiling color paint is into his knockdown. it has color through and through. i was a little reluctant at first because it was so out of the norm, but we have done several restaurant rehabs and they all have held up fine. a little more masking initially, but you dont have to come back and spray paint the ceiling. just roll the walls and cut in.

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        • #5
          Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

          Sorry but I'm not a Pro drywall finishers so I can't make any comment about such stuff as HOT MUD . By the way what is HOT MUD?

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          • #6
            Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

            Originally posted by betterdrywall View Post
            Sorry but I'm not a Pro drywall finishers so I can't make any comment about such stuff as HOT MUD . By the way what is HOT MUD?
            You are joking right?
            Tom

            "Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student." George Iles

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            • #7
              Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

              Originally posted by tomthetoolman40 View Post
              You are joking right?
              HM is not a national colloquial term. I learned it first in OR myself, some 16 states into my career. Funny thing is, the local yard I get it at out there many of them think it's called HM cause they store it in a heated [dry] room. Go figure.
              “I find the curiosity of our men with respect to this animal is pretty much satisfied.”
              ~ Meriwether Lewis

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              • #8
                Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                Next time you mix a bit too much, and it's starting to set up in the pail, put a hand on the side/bottom of the bucket. It actually does get kinda hot.
                Francois


                Truth is just one man's explanation for what he thinks he understands. (Walter Mosley)

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                • #9
                  Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                  Originally posted by MarkMc View Post
                  HM is not a national colloquial term. I learned it first in OR myself, some 16 states into my career. Funny thing is, the local yard I get it at out there many of them think it's called HM cause they store it in a heated [dry] room. Go figure.
                  Ok "hot mud" is a regional term then.

                  So for those that don't know, it refers to fast setting joint compound. I use beadex or hamiltons, but there are others to choose from based on personal preference.

                  My apologies to Betterdrywall.
                  Tom

                  "Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student." George Iles

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                  • #10
                    Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                    put water in an empty bucket, half bag of 45, more water, and half bucket of mud and mix. Insert the half bucket of mud in while mixing the 45, and you will have your mud dried by tomorrow.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                      Originally posted by betterdrywall View Post
                      Sorry but I'm not a Pro drywall finishers so I can't make any comment about such stuff as HOT MUD . By the way what is HOT MUD?
                      Of course your not a pro, you live in another state and you don't have a GC lic,

                      But to anwser your question,, HOT MUD is mud that looks beeter and has a nice BUTT !!!
                      Capt-Sheetrock---Drywall Master of the Universe
                      Craig D

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                      • #12
                        Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                        Thanks Captain I think I understand HOT MUD now. Yes I live in a land that is full of what everyone living in other states call dumb okies. But if amazes me that most of these people come from a far away land called california Funny place calie is cant do this cant do that and ya gotta pay a high price to live there and I hear the taxes are high . They dont want you to own a gun ????? and they think it is ok for a man to marry a man ???? even my puppy dog knows better than to mess with another boy dog.

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                          Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                          Ya better be a dick go ahead Guess thats what I get for trying to make friends and be nice to people screw you.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                            Funny some guys just because they are GC'S can come in here talk all the trash they want saying words like DICK and CHEAPASS BITCH and there considered Professionals . Then there is someone like me that would never use an oilbase primer before doing a plaster repair so i could make sure and have a great bond to primer and paint over after it is finished.
                            I'm not a professional.

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                              Re: Adding hot mud to all purpose

                              Originally posted by Greg From K/W View Post
                              Ya better be a dick go ahead Guess thats what I get for trying to make friends and be nice to people screw you.
                              Hey Greg why not fill out your profile? Thanks

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