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Do you have a question about automatic taping and finishing tools and don’t know where to find the answer? Just submit your question here and our experts will provide the answer. Whether you want to know which tool is the right one for the job or are looking for tips and techniques, we can help. Remember – if you have a question about something, many of your colleagues probably have the same question. So, every question you ask can potentially help thousands of people learn more and work more productively. Now, that’s powerful!

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    • Question:

      I just finished a large job with my Bazooka Continuous Flow System and will not be using it again for one month. How should I maintain the pump during this time?

    • As with all ATF tools, we recommend that you always keep the tools clean. For the BAZOOKA Continuous Flow pump, you should thoroughly clean out the hopper, pump and hoses by pumping water through them. For more information, see Page 14 ...

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      Can I use commercial lubricants like WD-40 on my TapeTech tools?

    • There are many commercially available lubricant products on the market. Most are designed for specific uses. Our experience is that many lubricants can cause some of the rubber parts used in ATF to...

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    • Question:

      Can I use my MudRunner® to apply joint compound to outside corners when I'm applying paper-faced corner bead?

    • Yes! Applying joint compound to outside corners is easy using the TapeTech 14TT MudRunner® together with the TapeTech 16TT 90o Outside Corner Mud Head! Simply attach the Mud Head to your MudRunner® and apply joint compound directly to the outside corners! The Mud Heads produce a level, consistent layer of joint compound that is ideal for setting paper-faced corner bead. We recommend that you also use the TapeTech 17TT...

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    • Question:

      When I change the blades in my TapeTech Finishing Boxes, sometimes they do not remain fully seated into the brass blade carrier. How can I keep this from occurring?

    • Here’s a trick from the Expert: When installing a replacement blade into the TapeTech Flat, EasyClean™ or Power Assist™ finishing boxes, (or any finishing boxes) if you pinch the blade between your thumb and fore finger about 2” from each end of the blade and bend it very slightly, the blade will seat more securely in the holder. To find the right replacement blades for your model of TapeTech finishing box, please reference the Schematics...

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    • Question:

      When I am filling my TapeTech Finishing Boxes, the Filler Tube keeps falling out as I use the loading pump. Can you please advise how I can keep this from occurring?

    • It sounds like you’ve been doing a lot of work and the “O” Ring that is inside the 90T Filler Adapter is worn out. This “O” Ring holds the Filler Tube securely inside the Filler Adapter while you’re filling ATF tools with the 72TT loading pump...

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