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Old 06-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #21
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Tried this FibaFuse drywall tape today and loved it. Went on very slick and I even lapped it with no air pockets.
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From their sell sheet. They claim Fibafuse is 76% stronger then paper tape. Even if it's only 50%, it is still stronger. It's made from fiberglass.
Here's the easy test. Cut off a square of the material, grab diagonally opposite corners, then pull. Does it stay square, like paper, or go into a diamond, like mesh? If it stays square, I won't hesitate to use it like paper tape. Paper has roughly the same strength in all directions, mesh is stronger in two directions, but has no shear resistance to cracking.

Angus (or anyone) - how about trying this and posting the results?
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Here's the easy test. Cut off a square of the material, grab diagonally opposite corners, then pull. Does it stay square, like paper, or go into a diamond, like mesh? If it stays square, I won't hesitate to use it like paper tape. Paper has roughly the same strength in all directions, mesh is stronger in two directions, but has no shear resistance to cracking.

Angus (or anyone) - how about trying this and posting the results?

HDavis this FibaFuse is not like regular mesh that only has two directions. The Fiba or fibers are in every direction and you can pull on the tape hard and rip it or press with your tapping knife and tear it.

I'll try pulling on it diagonally later today. I'm going to go second pass those patches today and check on the smell in that garage. We used an exterior rated drywall (5/8" Type X) and this new tape is suppose to not give any mold a food source like regular paper tape does.

I'll try the inside corner tool next job with the FibaFuse and see how that works on inside corners. I wonder if they sell the stuff in 36" wide rolls. I'm thinking it would be a nice thing to have when switching out spray tax to flat trowelled ceilings.

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I just looked it up and they do make a wide roll in this FibaFuse. http://www.sg-adfors.com/Brands/Fiba...lReinforcement

Now to track it down. My local Drywall Store and Stucco supply store is stocking just the tape.

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The Drywall Dude from Fine Home Building had the same complaint about the inside corners. At least it's not my technique. I wonder if a fatter knife would work better? I'm thinking you need the inside corner tool.

You can order a sample of FibaFuse here: http://www.sg-adfors.com/Brands/Fiba...RequestaSample

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I've used it and like it very much on flats. No air bubbles, bonds great, low profile and we use in in a bazooka.

However.... on the inside corners I would not use it if you are hand taping using knives. It will cut VERY easy from the edge of your knife running up against it. We used it in a basement remodel recently and cut through it in a number of spots.

A corner trowel would work but on second coat we use a knife when applying mud for a square corner, second coat with a corner trowel will never give you a square corner, so for us we will not use it again in corners. But on flats that's our tape of choice.
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Here's the easy test. Cut off a square of the material, grab diagonally opposite corners, then pull. Does it stay square, like paper, or go into a diamond, like mesh? If it stays square, I won't hesitate to use it like paper tape. Paper has roughly the same strength in all directions, mesh is stronger in two directions, but has no shear resistance to cracking.

Angus (or anyone) - how about trying this and posting the results?
I tried ripping it diagonally and it tears easy. Really easy.

I tried ripping my Mapei 6" fleece and if does not tear with triple the force.

Hmmm. Can you set this fleece with joint compound over drywall?



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The Mapei fleece is a little tighter but it think it will work.
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This isn't New! Oldtime Plasteres would use cheese cloth to apply over plaster to hind the cracks from exspansion and contraction which happens with every seasonal change, not countin the Earth moving
All this is, is New marketing on a really old practice with some glue thrown in
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This isn't New! Oldtime Plasteres would use cheese cloth to apply over plaster to hind the cracks from exspansion and contraction which happens with every seasonal change, not countin the Earth moving
All this is, is New marketing on a really old practice with some glue thrown in
Cheesecloth

Love it. I tried to buy the 36" roll and my suppliers here in Vancouver don't stock it. I'm not positive but the patches I think dry faster. Maybe the paper tape slows the dry out period.

I'd like to see a stronger 6" roll for inside corners

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John where do you get the fibra fuse at in Vancouver
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ok first off i have not seen this stuff in fl, can it be used with a mud box etc?, looks like it will work on flats but no crease for corners, so do you guys still use paper and change out as needed? whats the cost?, is this fiba tape the next big faze?, paper tape seems to work fine for me and i only have to carry one product to mud.
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ok first off i have not seen this stuff in fl, can it be used with a mud box etc?, looks like it will work on flats but no crease for corners, so do you guys still use paper and change out as needed? whats the cost?, is this fiba tape the next big faze?, paper tape seems to work fine for me and i only have to carry one product to mud.
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Hate to knock it before I try it but I don't think I'd use this, the fact that it rips easily makes me leery. And since I'd have to switch back to paper every time I do an inside corner, it would waste my time. The lack of blisters would not help me much, the first couple times I mud and taped I had a problem with blisters using paper tape. But I am skilled enough now that blisters are not a problem.
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They sent me a roll of it, pretty nice stuff, think paper but made out of fiberglass. It does, however seem a little more delicate than paper...but we will see with my next drywall patch.
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have not tried it but am i the only one that hates mesh tape
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Here's the easy test. Cut off a square of the material, grab diagonally opposite corners, then pull. Does it stay square, like paper, or go into a diamond, like mesh? If it stays square, I won't hesitate to use it like paper tape. Paper has roughly the same strength in all directions, mesh is stronger in two directions, but has no shear resistance to cracking.

Angus (or anyone) - how about trying this and posting the results?
this test will not work becouse it is made to fuse it self to the drywall with mud. the fibaGLASS will bonds to the drywall as it sets
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it is itchy if you do it by hand..the fibers get everywere so if you dont use a bango or boloka you will not like it so much.
I like it in my inside corners ..It will dry faster then tape becouse the air can get to it
I also use it over mi outlets so I can box over them
and pops or a quick fix ...fideFUSE works great...On my butts i put one layer of fibamesh tape then fibafuse it..so far I like it.

photo 1 bad outlet and if was cut out I still would fiberfuse over it so i can box over it.
photo 2 tape coat (all fibafuse)
photo 3 3rd coat
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here is a 6X6 fibafuse patch I make
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fibafuse duckwork ..keeps dust out when sanding
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wow no hotmud just AP mud ...
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You should use a rotozip..

Fiberfuse looks interesting. Why not tape with paper though?

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