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Im not sure if this is mentioned else where if so please direct me to it,

As i sit an read a few of these threads i keep hearing "hot mud" im not really sure what that is or when an where that it would be used. I have done a good deal a finishing small jobs (bathrooms, additons) larger jobs always get subed out. Im curious if this is something that could make my life a bit easier??
 

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hot mud is the dry self mix. it dries by chemical reaction as opposed to evaporation. it has dry times of 20, 45, 90 minutes. i like to use it to fill larger gaps before taping as it dries quickly. good for quick patch jobs, but harder to sand than regular box mud.
 

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well thanks guys,
Im well aware of the mixing compound i have used it many times, i just never heard it called "hot mud" before well i guess now i know thanks again
 

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Please tell me.....What is the working differance between the two?

I've only seen brown bag at one supplier and they've gone out of business now.
 

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the brown bag is stronger it will not shrink, it wont let water pass threw it. it is harder then plaster will bond to pretty much anything, but glass and plastic,
the pictures I posted on the crown moulding job I'm doing the crown I made yesterday was made with Durabond 45 and 90. If your having a hard time call USG they should be able to find you a supplier.
here are some pictures of what I do with Durabond in the brown bags, the white bags are just ready mix joint compound just in powder form. with Mica added to make it dry.
These pictures are of how I use Durabond 90, 45 and 20 these jobs all have Durabond as my base coats
 

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For those of us less skilled
than Frank, the EasySand is good
for the skim coat, as the regular
DuraBond is harder than hell to sand. :thumbsup:
 
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