Automatic Taper Overfilling

How to Prevent it in Three Easy Steps

Author:
Sean McCarthy
August 11, 2020
One of the most common mistakes made when loading an automatic taper is overfilling it with joint compound. Although overfilling your taper is a bit of a nuisance, it’s a quick fix and better yet, extremely easy to prevent!

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. When loading the taper, keep 1-2 fingers in the tube as it sits snugly attached to the gooseneck compound pump attachment.
  2. As compound is pumped into your taper, keep two fingers in the bottom of the tube and feel for the piston to make contact.
  3. When the piston can be felt at the bottom of the tube, stop pumping!

Pro tip: Count how many pumps it takes to fill the auto taper to avoid guesswork in the future.

And there you have it, pretty simple! Run into trouble that you aren’t sure how to fix? We're here for you! All LEVEL5 Tools customers have access to our expert technical leads by calling 1.866.562.4229 or reaching out via Facebook or Instagramfor any drywall taping & finishing troubleshooting or sales queries.