Help from drywall experts

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  1. gwartney

    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    For starters, I know how to finish drywall. That's not what this is about. I don't mean to be snotty, I just don't want someone to waste their time going through the basics.

    I have been assigned to repair 2 huge rooms that have had hundreds of screws and nails in the drywall. It started out as four of us doing it. It turns out the other three don't know shit about drywall so they were pulled off and I was left to clean up the mess. This isn't my regular job, I'm contracting here so they can pretty much ask me to do anything they want.

    So anyway, The dudes working in the other room must have thought that they were getting paid by the pound of mud they slinged. Their repairs are way, way thick with joint compound. Now, I get to finish their mess. Here's a picture of what I'm working with.

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    As I said, this is a huge area. I know I am going to have to sand it all down. My question. Is there a good way to remove that much dried mud besides just sanding? I have sanding sponges and a sanding block with sandpaper. You'll notice that the wall is finished so I don't have to worry about damaging the paper.

    Would a screen take more joint compound off? Anything else I could use?

    Note, this doofus found some oil based spackling and that's what this shit is. I don't think I can use a wet sand because of that.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated and some will even be answered with sarcasm.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Here's one of the walls, just to show you the scope of the repairs I've made. They wouldn't go for just overlaying new sheetrock.

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    Even I use more joint compound than the pros but not nearly as much as those other assholes.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    The cool thing is after I breathe in that dust for a while, I walk around looking like I did a bunch of coke.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    This is after one coat. I think I'll get this one done in 2 coats. I almost always have to do three.

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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Probably anyone who knows about drywall is at work and not on the www. My jackin arm is going to be too sore tonight for any action :bigcry:
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    By the way, In going back on these other guy's work, I found wall mollies and plastic anchors in the wall that they just tried to cover with mud. The anchors probably stuck out 1/8" or more from the surface of the wall.
     
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    Hire some mexicans.
     
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    Spackling/sanding sucks.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    This x 100
     
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    Show side side... now show paint the fence. Now, wax car

    Hiyaaaaa!
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Geez, I never fucking thought of that.:doh: (see note above regarding sarcasm)
     
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    VarmintSam Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Miyagi worked him over. Fucking sucker.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    This is a serious thread. Please don't make a mockery of it.
     
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    VarmintSam Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    What are you racist?
     
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    :eek:

    He accelerated the pace of his training thru intense repetition and muscle memory development :grad:
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    Yas
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I do the stork when I'm on a ladder and have to reach over something.
     
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    Pervert. Poor stork.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'm seriously thinking about buying a cheap palm sander. The drywall dust would probably eat it up but it might make the work easier.
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'll check back later. I gotta go sand. :bigcry: