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  1. Lastlaff

    .Dream team.

    One old Irish bloke I used to labour for held a handful of nail in his mouth as he tacked - spitting one out every second or so tacking - never got a word out of him all day.
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    .Dream team.

    Proper tacking that was, quite miss it - Estwing hammer left a nice dimple around the pb & nail for a key.
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    Renderer from Australia

    Howdy partner…he’s not from the wild-west. It’s Oz - g’day cobber.
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    Plaster reinforcement mesh.

    Why not just do as the code requires?
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    Internal mono corner

    Any pics mate of the work…love a pic. Miss that staffie-dog avatar
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    Protection

    What’s she 2nd fixing to the 15mm copper…loo, bidet and sink
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    Breamless

    You must be loaded mate. I remember that resort as we walked past it, it was for the rich & beautiful people. We hired a mini-moke and it broke down in the middle of town - we dumped it and got s**t-faced on Pinas.
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    Rendering to ground..... do or do not?

    Start with this block detail.
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    Colour matching render

    The stones haven’t been mixed in with the render - they have been dashed on. Some stones are dirty/dusty straight from a bag and need washed & sieved or they can look cat.
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    Colour matching render

    Did the builder do the pebble-dash? Should have set and rubbed-up reveals first. Unless you do samples of render/stones to colour match its hit or miss.
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    floor screed diy

    Oh yes mate, very tight :)
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    Bristol based (north)

    Decent offer for a grafter - lifelong skill and loads of money to earn if you’re smart
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    floor screed diy

    Have a bit of this :)
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    morning

    Ffs, now the cats after my curry
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    morning

    Trying to stop the goat from eating the pineapple out of my Pina Colada
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    Excuse the cheesiness lol

    How come the video has gone?
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    Excuse the cheesiness lol

    Any pics of it?
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    Micra.

    Car looks lovely mate, I think for a 1990’s look though you need the wheels just chrome colour
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    Type of finish?

    It’s dashed with stones in the mix (pea shingle), generally 3:1 mix, stones, sharpe sand & cement.
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    Type of finish?

    Roughcast/wet dash
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    2003 Timber frame render cracking everywhere

    All sounds normal spec to me. Done loads like this. Rib-lath is my preferred on timber. As long as you wire-tie mid-batten you should be crack free. Pricking up coat with sharp sand. So many intricacies in this application. Loads of builders prepped jobs like this for me… give me strength!
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    Kite winder

    Awkward as fukc those. One heavy pricking up coat with cement, float it then two heavy finish coats.
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    Repeat customers

    Nice looking van that - better than the Transit or not?
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    40m.

    One hour by car - what can your tranny sports do it in?
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    40m.

    I’m in Edinburgh this week - is it near?
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    Please advise

    I always say it 4be2 or 2be4
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    Curved walls

    When I float curved walls, I always skim them old school trowel, float, trowel,
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    Help with dark spots on newly plastered wall

    Paint this on the grease marks and you won’t have a problem.
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    Cement fiber board

    What is the rest of the wall built of - brick/block? And if so, why didn’t the builder just block it up and then render/float whatever. Or, if the garage is sound & dry, remove the cement board and replace with plasterboard and just plaster it - this of course is dependent on the existing...
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    Curved walls

    Get a few pics up of the finish.
  31. Lastlaff

    Nissan micra .

    Was that you 3 vehicles in front of it, right up my jacksie until the tailback?
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    Nissan micra .

    R - reg, 1976. Not a spot of rust on it.
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    Nissan micra .

    One next to me on M25 earlier
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    Sbr slurry

    Did you slurry it just for a key? When you slurried the walls did you stipple it , scud it or just paint it on? If I scud a wall I always leave it over night anyway and if high suction I soak it before scudding.
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    Which speedskim?

    What plaster do you use?
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    floating

    EML there mate. Get yourself down Specsavers.
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    floating

    Floating both sides of this wall, it has a 30mm bulge one side and 30mm belly the other from one end to other. Shocking blockwork, builder said ‘bend the plaster’ Lord above, give me the strength to carry on!
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    floating

    What a waste of energy. You watched it all the way through? Interesting at the end…fukc the drenched sponge float on and hard-trowel it.
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    floating

    That looks fookin hot in Florida.
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    bored

    More doors or wheels in the World. Heard the kids discussing it on Toktik now I can’t get it out of my brain. It’s messing with my beer-drinking.
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    Bad plastering job?

    GIMP-MASK?
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    Advice please - mesh or back to brick ?

    All off and back to brick for a proper job. I’d float and set it in solid plaster (nothing like a solid wall), but you could board it and skim it. Mesh man is dreaming…can’t polish a turd, looks f**k*d. How many rooms need doing?
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    Reskimming after damp work

    What caused the damp?
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    Stilts

    …other 80% in pub?
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    Palps

    Giant compared to Andy then
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    Looking for a plasterer in the Worcester area

    Had a few good piss-ups in Worcester years ago.
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    Palps

    How tall’s the milkman?
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    K-Rend concern.

    Go and look at their previous work - look very carefully, find out if the same blokes that did the good work are doing your work. Are you having lighting that shines straight up at your new render (if so, tell the plasterers so they know this).
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