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  1. BigK

    Getting ready..

    I’m in Wicklow, shite for coarse fishing of any description really, which is all I do, all sea here and a bit of game. Used to fish the Shannon at Banagher as a kid on holidays. My labourer does a lot of pike fishing. Just had a look and can’t find it on phone lol
  2. BigK

    Getting ready..

    Not been on for a while, fishing thread??
  3. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    Yep email from PayPal account
  4. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    I’m here waiting to give you money @Olican @Topspread16
  5. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    @Olican have you a PayPal address for your end? You too @Topspread16 will get it sent then, and I’ll pay the costs lol
  6. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    PayPal be handier mate, same as entry
  7. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    Can you send me a message with your details @Topspread16
  8. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    Well done @Topspread16, won by around 30 points in the end. Will sort prizemoney tomorrow
  9. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    Well lads it’s getting to the nitty gritty, 3 games left, and it looks as though it’s down to two players, Breast Brom and spreadingeverywhere, with only 3 points between them before the start of this game week. A double gameweek next week so still a lot of points to play for, maybe even with...
  10. BigK

    Becoming a walls only spread lol

    I’d quite happily skim ceilings all day every day, get through far more than I do on walls, and easier! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. BigK

    TO SPONGE OR NOT TO SPONGE

    Just to re iterate I don’t sponge all the time, in fact I never do unless I have had to build gear out to an unusual depth. I personally would find it slower doing it all the time myself Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. BigK

    TO SPONGE OR NOT TO SPONGE

    Leave it about 10 mins or so later than you would flatten so that it has really picked up, sponge it then flatten. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. BigK

    TO SPONGE OR NOT TO SPONGE

    Don’t bite. Like said previously, it’s not the sponge it’s the fella that’s hold of it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. BigK

    Cracks in Newly Skimmed Over-Boarded Ceiling

    Fleetingly read this thread, firstly it’s not a 3mm gap that’s a problem, for sure. I have had a couple crack like this and it has been down to one thing, the timber used for Battons. Always use 3x1. And always use the rough sawn timber, not the planed stuff as it’s liable to split too easily...
  15. BigK

    TO SPONGE OR NOT TO SPONGE

    What’s recognised mean really? I’m surprised at Chris’ choice of wording in that a sponge ‘is good for universal one coat’ as that is actually how you are meant to finish it. In the same vein is how I use a sponge on skim, anywhere there is too much depth, sponging it softens up the top only to...
  16. BigK

    TO SPONGE OR NOT TO SPONGE

    I do it, but only where the gear is too deep for whatever reason, doesn’t slide around under the trowel when trowelling. Exact opposite of one coating Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. BigK

    Rates going back 20 years??

    Served my time in late 80’s in northwest, around 1992 it was 1-50 for skim, and 2-50 f&s. For some reason skim prices stalled more than f&s, and around ‘98 was getting 3-80 f&s. 2002 was getting over £4. On new sites to a subbie. This is a good yardstick for the young uns, was getting 70 a day...
  18. BigK

    bonus ball

    Pm me with pay details bud
  19. BigK

    Speedskim sf

    I do too. More beneficial on big areas or ceilings as you still have to get the trowel out to tidy angles however Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. BigK

    Belle altrad mixer

    You’re correct about how efficiently it mixes up, but just trust me I’m aware of both mixers in the flesh and the size difference is night and day. I probably do fill it excessively to get over 5 barrows out of it, but it’s handy to drop a whole gable down out of the same gear. These are the...
  21. BigK

    Belle altrad mixer

    But it hasn’t has it. Not even the same sport Yours has a mixed batch capacity of 150litres. This is 280 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. BigK

    Belle altrad mixer

    Just seen online it’s 340 litres. But like anything else you can always squeeze a bit more in lol That’s if indeed mine is the same Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. BigK

    Belle altrad mixer

    No. You can’t actually decipher what size it is off a photo. When loading it with s&c it will take 80 shovels of sand and 3 bags of cement. Or using pre bagged gear, k-rend for example, it will take 18 bags. Is that better?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. BigK

    Belle altrad mixer

    Had one 10 years, holds 5 or 6 wheelbarrows of stuff (If same size as mine) likes petrol but is excellent as easy to pull around. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. BigK

    Sprayforce Excalibur machine

    Worth a shot for me mate?? It’s not massive money but like you say, needs some pulling. Normally plenty of room around my work, what output would you be talking Keith, for s&c at 10mm?? Or is it how quick you can fill it [emoji23] Mate of mine (builder) thinking of going halves too so he can do...
  26. BigK

    Sprayforce Excalibur machine

    Anyone heard or used these diesel machines? Any pros and cons etc?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. BigK

    Need a new work light

    I finally got one bulb, after a few months, and the wobble does work, however I’ve noticed if I’ve had it on for a while, then turn it off, ( to move or whatever) then plug it back in it won’t come on. Has to cool down for 15 minsor so before I can turn it on again. This the same for all? Sent...
  28. BigK

    Weber ocr problem

    I’d say so. Looks as if it’s sucked like fook doesn’t it?
  29. BigK

    Weber ocr problem

    Architect friend of mine has a problem and has asked me what I think but as I haven’t used any ocr just wondered what the regular users think of the causes of the cracking and mapping of the following..... Tbh it looks like it may be hollow...... Background was standard 4 inch block Sent from...
  30. BigK

    Need a new work light

    Did it look like this? (Note broken glass inside bulb)
  31. BigK

    Need a new work light

    Cheers Rossi, the ones received off that shower are cylinder shape, 400w. F*****g waste of space. If I buy bulbs elsewhere and this light still doesn’t work I’m gonna lose the plot
  32. BigK

    Need a new work light

    That’s the problem, I don’t know what the official ones are supposed to look like Any pics or links to purchase would be great
  33. BigK

    Need a new work light

    Can anybody show me what the bulb should look like in a wobble light? Also what wattage is it? Got two bulbs here, one broken, but they are different shape to the one that came with the wobble light originally. Hope the one with no glass rolling around inside it lights up tomorrow! Many thanks
  34. BigK

    Need a new work light

    @Rossi46 I ordered one, got it and put it in garage. Took it out a couple of weeks ago and bulb was gone, glass rolling around in the middle of it. Got in touch with Gary who said he would send out a bulb, so I ordered another bulb to go with it as a spare, as I was visiting uk last week I got...
  35. BigK

    18 inch nela mediflex

    Have an 18 super for same job and it’s sound, don’t see any reason why you won’t like it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. BigK

    Hi there, yes new to plastering but getting into it!

    I doubt it’s Phil Cool himself, he was an electrician, my dad worked on sites with him in the late seventies/ early eighties. He will be cracking on now! He from not far from you Marshy, think he was from around chipping. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  37. BigK

    Stop beads on splay angles

    Would help me out if you answered a couple of my questions......... How do they make it easier? You still have to plumb both ways so what's the difference? And I'll ask one last time..... do they do them in every obtuse angle?? I'm trying to get you to enlighten me but hey if you don't want to...
  38. BigK

    Stop beads on splay angles

    So does a skim stop if you bed it on? Do they do them in differing angles? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  39. BigK

    Stop beads on splay angles

    They are nonsense too. Do they move to the angle of the splay or do you buy individual ones for different degree corners? What the hell is wrong with a skim stop bead? I think the op is also yalking about using them to straighten internal splays on ceilings. That's the way I took it anyway...
  40. BigK

    New builds- do you charge per m2 or per day?

    I was paying €1900 for a 3 bed semi last year [emoji23] Where in the uk was the 670??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  41. BigK

    Stop beads on splay angles

    Absolute nonsense. Can't get them any straighter using them than you would just dubbing out/floating the background. An idea dreamt up by someone not even related to a plasterer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  42. BigK

    Need a new work light

    Got it. Got yesterday's email off you too.......junk folder !!
  43. BigK

    Need a new work light

    They say timing is everything.... just received an email from my p.o box thingy that my item has been received.! @Gary Cooper it wasn't my intention to cause a stir, was just inquisitive that I couldn't find an email regarding purchase, just wanted to grab @Rossi46 attention and see how long it...
  44. BigK

    Need a new work light

    Yeah suppose, it felt longer lol. Can't find an email or anything regarding purchase which got me thinking.... have emailed the payee email earlier today, and just found the sales one on the link, took me 10 mins to ding the thread, couldn't recall name of place
  45. BigK

    Need a new work light

    Ordered one on September 10th and not heard a thing yet!
  46. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    Going to tag them as they've not been on forum in ages....... @leepaz @bopper Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  47. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    Still 3 payments outstanding lads, soon as you can please Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. BigK

    600 centers

    600 are bollox on ceilings, even with 15mm boards. If they insulate after boarding and prior to skimming they'll need floating out they sag that much
  49. BigK

    Fantasy Premeir League???

    Don't forget your transfers have to be in by an hour before first game of weekend!
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