Originally Posted by Ted White
I don't recall saying "because I said so." This is part of the problem buying technical items online with bad information / no support.
The 50 degree temperature would be better moved to 70 to aid in compression.
You want 3/8" thick beads for optimal performance, hence the Speedload Applicator.
I'm not trying to pick a fight; I am just trying to get answers.
I took the time to read a lot of the technical data (yes, I actually read hundreds of page of math and science from the Green Glue and Sound Proofing Company INC websites) and researched other people's experiences in addition to the data posted via the company and various reseller's online. I'm not sure what "bad information/no support" means when I'm reading all the technical data posted by Green Glue and purchasing directly from Green Glue (admitedly via Amazon, but it says "by Green Glue Company" in the listing, so if this is incorrect, Green Glue should remedy this misleading information).
There is nothing in the data that suggests that a trowel couldn't be used if the viscosity is lowered. As previously stated, I would think this issue would not have been tested by Green Glue because it's not likely that someone would suggest lowering the temperature (of the room or of the product). Thus, I was trying to get an answer regarding a situation I thought might be a new one to the people with the answers.
If, however, lowering the temperature is counter productive to installation because the lower viscosity resists compression of the Green Glue, and the end result when placing the second layer of drywall is not conducive to the best final result, that is exactly the kind of information I am trying to ascertain (and I appreciate the information). In my research, however, I did not find any information suggesting that the Green Glue should not be installed at lower temperatures... just that it would take longer to cure.
For the record, your exact quote (and the only thing you typed in your previous response to my questions on the other thread) was: "What I think is that I co-founded the Green Glue Company and you need the gun." I'm not sure how that doesn't translate to, "because I said so."