The Compartmentalized Tape Box is an apparatus to aid in the application of drywall joint tape with a pre-applied coating of drywall compound.
Inventor Brent Fulmek, a firefighter and contractor from Grande Prairie, AB has created an apparatus to aid in the application of drywall joint tape with a pre-applied coating of drywall compound.
Drywall is perhaps the most common interior wall surface used in the world today. The seams between pieces of drywall, along with inside corners, are finished with drywall tape to provide a smooth appearance, and prevent cracking over time. This tape must be set into a bedding layer of drywall compound so that it sticks. Many drywall workers use a belt worn container that holds this tape with a pre-applied coating of drywall compound, where it can be easily applied. The worker wipes off the extra compound with a drywall knife, and then deposits the excess back into the container with the tape. Unfortunately, this practice results in too much compound on the tape which slows the process. Should the worker have to walk back and forth to another container to deposit the excess, even more time is wasted. Inventor Fulmek has created a means by which excess drywall compound can be removed from joint tape in a manner that addresses these issues.
This clever new invention is a belt worn container. It holds excess drywall compound after it is wiped off of joint tape. It prevents overloading of tape yet to be applied. It saves time, effort, and money. It is great for general contractors or do-it-yourselfers. The use of the Compartmentalized Tape Box allows drywall workers to quickly and easily tape joints, in a manner that results in a higher quality finished appearance.