When gunning in tight areas, you have to allow for the bend in the hose and the length of the nozzle, which will require at least 2 to 2.5 ft (0.6 to 0.8 m). An area 3.5 ft (1.1 m) wide is a very tight area to gun in, but it can be done. In areas that restricted, it’s not possible to always maintain a 90-degree shooting angle, so you will get much more rebound from the deflection when shooting at less than desirable angles. Also, with the dry process, you have to reduce the air pressure and volume to keep from blowing the material off the walls. Ideally, you would like the nozzle to be at least 3.5 to 5 ft (1.1 to 1.5 m) from the receiving surface, depending on the nozzle you use. For a tight area like you are proposing, in addition to reducing the air pressure and running it slowly, we would recommend using a double-bubble nozzle, as it has a wider spray pattern, allowing the nozzleman to be closer to the receiving surface and still get an adequate spray pattern. A double-bubble nozzle is also flexible, which will help in extremely tight areas. You can locate organizations that sell a range of nozzles by visiting the ASA Online Buyers Guide at www.shotcreteweb.wpengine.com/pages/products-services-information/buyers-guide/.