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Old 09-16-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Ok, whats the best way to open these bags up to make dispensing easy and minimize mess?
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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I dump them into a five and put a lid on it. Those bags to make a mess.
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I buy bags of that and Durabond, I use 2 cat litter containers ( the large ones, with the big lid that flaps over) I put easy sand in one and Durabond in the other. I throw away those bags, they just make a big cloud in the van.
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i dump them into a five and put a lid on it. Those bags to make a mess.
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Yeah, I do the same, keep it in a five.

If its a bag that's been open for a while, you can pass it through a filter.

I cut a piece of window screen, tie it on the five with the rubber ring from the lid. I do the same for paint.
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Yeah, I do the same, keep it in a five.

If its a bag that's been open for a while, you can pass it through a filter.

I cut a piece of window screen, tie it on the five with the rubber ring from the lid. I do the same for paint.
I lost you after keep it in a five.

Anyways, I keep mine in the bag in the back left corner of my van. Ive seen the cat litter container method, but have never adopted it.

As for the best way to open them, I just cut out that entire thick piece of paper at the top of the bag.
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.....I lost you after keep it in a five.
Well, you know sometimes if the bags been open for a while with your work stuff, little crap will fall inside. Or if you use your knife to take it out and the knife is either wet or dirty it'll leave junk behind. I hate laying down a mud and a tiny speck of something messes it all up.

So, if I've had a bag open, I'll just filter it out as I pour it in, so I don't get any little rocks in the five.
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I lost you after keep it in a five.

Anyways, I keep mine in the bag in the back left corner of my van. Ive seen the cat litter container method, but have never adopted it.

As for the best way to open them, I just cut out that entire thick piece of paper at the top of the bag.
I used to do that, but they always seemed to get torn or knocked over and make a mess. I have fives with mortar, mud, and thinset. Usually any left over grout goes in the holes in the driveway.
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i have a grey 5 with a green lid........thats my 20 set. i dont keep 45 just get some when im skimming or something then trash the rest if there is any
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I keep it in a 5. I also cut the number off the bag and tape it to the lid since I have 5 and 20 minute.
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Why, use the "easy pour spout" TJ. Who am I kidding, I rarely get that to work. But when it does, its the best way.

If I am going to be using most or all of a bag I just cut across the whole top and just scoop or pour out. Otherwise a three inch hole in the corner works, fold it up tight when done.
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i have a grey 5 with a green lid........thats my 20 set. i dont keep 45 just get some when im skimming or something then trash the rest if there is any
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I put the whole bag inside a five, then cut open the top in a square flap. I have a scoop/cup thing (looks kinda like a metal camping cup) that I store in the bag and use that to retrieve the dry powder without contaminating it.
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Kitty litter containers with lids. 5,20, 45, and 90, all marked on the tops and all sides. Measuring cups from the dollar store to ladle it out.
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I usually just keep it in the bag, with a old lid off a spray can or texture can . Then tape it shut . . If I am going to be in
somebody's house I tend to put it in a garbage bag in a 5 . maybe the cat litter thing could work for me . I got 5 freaking cats lol , my soon to be wife is a cat hoarder .
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I usually just keep it in the bag, with a old lid off a spray can or texture can . Then tape it shut . . If I am going to be in
somebody's house I tend to put it in a garbage bag in a 5 . maybe the cat litter thing could work for me . I got 5 freaking cats lol , my soon to be wife is a cat hoarder .
I only have two, and that's one too many.
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I just leave it in the bag on the shelf. Yeah the dust gets everywhere, but it's a work truck. Who has room in the truck for a bunch of five's with different sets in each one? I use the little boxes of 5 min set., and maybe have a bag of 20 min. The set is the working time. 20 min if laid on thick takes hours to dry especially if it is humid. The 5 min is great for dry time but sets up almost immediately, which sucks. I wish someone could invent a wet premixed spackle that dries in minutes after applied. Everyone has a dream. I think mixing the powder in a spackle tray is when it usually fluffs out all over the place, especially if I'm in a hurry.
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I got 5 freaking cats lol , my soon to be wife is a cat hoarder .
Considering getting out while you still got a shot

I'm allergic to cats.

I don't understand why anybody would want cats vs dogs.

At least dogs can be good watch dogs and let you know if a stranger is around, obviously there are worthless breeds of dogs too.

Cats just sit around and poop in boxes in the closet, stinking up the place.
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