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    Van??????????????

    its anywhere within the M25, if your unsure the DVLA have on the web-site a section where you can enter your Reg and it will tell you if you can drive within the M25. Its lucky that down South we have so much money and work that we can offered to change our motors every time it needs diesel. O...
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    Tool Insurance

    you done well getting paid out Warrior and so quick too. i had some little scum bag fire bomb a motor of mine i lost loads of stuff and couldn't get a penny out of them! Still that was then, life moves on. BTW how many people on here take photo's of there equipment (by that i mean tools before...
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    Tool Insurance

    from experience your wasting your time and money! they will tell you everything you want to hear until you try and claim, thats when you find out the truth! they wont pay out if anything gets stolen from your van, garage etc. you need to be held up at gun point with at least 10 witnesses, one of...
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    newly qualified

    good luck ryan looks like ya have a break!!
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    thank you

    no problem spunky. It just makes a change to here some good news, in these days or doom and gloom! As Brit's we should be all looking out for our own if we are going to survive.
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    thank you

    I'm really pleased for ya Rock, after reading ya original post mate i guessed its inspired me to get off my arse and put myself about to find some work! Sadly i've not found anything, however for you to stand outside a builders merchant for 2 days like ya did, took fecking balls and i have total...
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    Parking ticket

    Funny thing is over the years 3 out of 5 of the bastards threat threatend to beat me up have emaild or sent a cv in the most asking for work not knowing it was me.I promptly replied telling them they were unsucessfull this time cus there slow lazy and ugly now fcuk off and dont ring me again O...
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    one coat plaster

    i'll put money on it was Thistle Universal One Coat! ive used it but hated it. it does take a while for it to set off, i was taught to lay it on, let it go off a bit then use a sponge float to pull the fat up then trowel it off as normal. personally i dont think i will ever use it again
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    newly qualified

    Good luck finding work Ryan i finished a 2yr course 18months + ago and still can't get FA! Like me you put the time and effort in getting it right, training and qualifications, when in hindsight, we both should of done one of those one week courses, and gone out and called ourselves plasters...
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    Parking ticket

    when ya get a parking ticket best thing to do is go straight to the nearest car spare shop and get a receipt for a part, or bung the guy on the counter a £5 and get him to write ya one out. Then send it off to the local council with a letter saying ya broke down! 9 out 10 times you will have...
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    if you look at the news

    Only look at page 3, don't see the point at looking at anything else! :)
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    Plastering a conservatory

    I'd go with the spunky option, or the cheaper option would be thermalite plasterboard. I assume its your place, why not use it to practice on and put an c&m render on it and then skim it, however the above options will keep the place warmer! And guys ya cant blame people for doing the courses...
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    Yet again I am on half days jobs

    my problem Henry is ive not been "quaified" that long i put myself back through college and gained my C&G, but i still have loads to learn, however the work i have done, and can do is to a resonable standard, i'm not the fastest but i put quailty over speed. But to answer ya question, i can...
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    were is the north and south line drawn

    milk and beans! thats Milton Keynes! God bless ya, Danny is turning all cock-er-ney on us!
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    were is the north and south line drawn

    ya a northerner to me Danny! lol Anything past id say jct 1 on the M1 is northern! lol
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    Yet again I am on half days jobs

    i've had 4 days work since xmas, and i'm going out of my mind. Even thought of going to sign on, but call it pride, but cant stand the thought of going to that fecking place for a hand out! I've not been in the trade long and starting to regret it, which a real shame cos i honestly love...
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    this is what its come to for me

    Milton Keynes or Australia. hmmmm yeah i can see where ya coming from Danny! lol
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    uk trade federation

    I'd second what windy said, however should you wish to, the questions i'd be asking would be; 1, How many other plasters do they already have on there books in your area. 2. Ask them to provide a dozen or so names of people you can phone to obtain verbal references, to back up there claims of...
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    skimming depth

    2 x 2mm was how i was trained city and guilds, not by some muppet on a dvd
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    this is what its come to for me

    Bloody lightweight! lmao
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    this is what its come to for me

    Tho the one thing i did like about in Oz was the fact it was expected of ya to chuck a "sicky" every now and then at work! But the whole life style as a rule is far better than living in London, somewhat more relaxed.
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    this is what its come to for me

    large bags of green? I can assume that was part of ya 5 a day? lol
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    this is what its come to for me

    spent about 6 weeks in Sydney 20+ years ago can't see what all the hype is about the place personally, everything just seemed so dam expensive, plus it done nothing but bloody rain all the time! just my luck i guess
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    this is what its come to for me

    i've been speaking to my cousin lot lately he lives in Sydney, he told me there is plenty of render work out there, tho he did mention you have to be Italian and look like Mario! However cost of living is expensive in Oz interest rates on mortgages are at 11% atm. As for me i'm sick of not...
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    Looking for a placement

    Oldham dats up north!
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    Bucket Trowels

    O its from a company called tooled up.com But i think spark's idea makes sence too!
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    Bucket Trowels

    Best i can find for ya Peg is a 9in Neat Np-Bt9 Forged Bucket Trowel 9" £15.60inc vat
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    olympics

    I'm with ya on that one Pug! If you supply the petrol bombs i'll happily chuck them! cos i can't afford to do it
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    olympics

    I'll second that, was talking to someone last week and was told the same thing. That's how things are run in Russia and bless em along with organised crime they have brought that with them too!
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    Bitch looking for a pimp! take 2

    Just wanted to say thank you to Duncan aka luckylad who has given me a few days work lately, its been very much appreciated. However, sadly Duncan can't offer me any other work atm, so if anyone else has anything or needs a labour please let me know.
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    Hi. Looking to be a plasterer!!

    I've done all sorts of jobs over the years, worked in an office for years, field sales for many many years etc etc and to be honest apart from looking at all the lovely women in the offices all day, it bored me shitless! Lets face it chaps and this it what i tell my kids all the time, you have...
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    court today

    I was having a chat with Karma the other day, and he said don't wait for me, cos i'm over worked best to deal with it yourself, and nail the scum bags to the nearest tree! Still i find the best form of Justis and gratification is to cut out the middle man, (police & courts) and do it ya self...
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    Hi. Looking to be a plasterer!!

    i plan to win the lottery by then!! or a team of polish guys doing the work for me! As for HGV or IT trust me guys if ya think the money is shite in plastering have a look at driving jobs, and the money is only good if your at the top end of the IT game for which you will need a uni degree for...
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    court today

    all ya need is a balaclava, a nail gun and duck tape! i recommend using plenty of duck tape on the nob's gob, cos he will scream a lot when you nail him up!!!! Its a very satisfying method
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    Hi. Looking to be a plasterer!!

    Well i started my plastering college course at 39, i'm 41 now and still have loads to learn about the trade, however i can ran rings round lads half my age all day long! The truth of the matter is not how old you are its all about having the right mental attitude towards wanting to learn and...
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    Buying my first set of gear, any thoughts?

    no one has mentioned spirit levels i think? ya need a 2ft and maybe a 1800mm they don't come cheap, try wicks or tool station. Wicks also do a cheap straight 6ft edge, do ya self a fav and get 2 and cut one down, so you have a 4ft and a 2ft. If i was you i would try out a few local independent...
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    what would you like for christmas

    A Fecking JOB would nice!
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    The only way to describe it is .... WOW!!!

    £400 to pay? seems a fair price! :) until i see those pic's ive had doubts about my abilities, but now i know i'm quite good. Thanks Danny ya made my day!
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    Living room re-plaster needed before xmas!

    i think that was a fair price taking into account 1, not seeing the job, and 2, all the painting and etc
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    At last

    Don't know what college ya friend works at? But 90% of the lads i was at college with the other year would jump at the chance of work, i know i would and sadly still am!
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    Plastic or Aluminium? - Handboard.

    i've got a plastic hawk atm, which i'm happy with, but was going out to look for a mental one, partly for a spare but also cos i just love buying new tools! so i'm interested in ya comments and recommendations! So far the wicks butt plug hawk has taken my fancy! :)
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    New Mod Announcement....

    Congrats flynnyman
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    coveing

    ya don't use anything, you sub it out to polish guy who uses a a mixture or wallpaper paste and vodka? lol
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    Anyone else resent Firemen ???

    who do ya think would win in a fight to the death? fireman sam V's bob the builder? (i had to pick bob cos as yet we don't have a plastering pete yet?)
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    Painting in cold weather

    you wont have a problem with that, as already stated masonry paint will dry really quick, i can get a second coat on after a couple of hours of putting the first on it sets that quick!
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    basecoat - sbr

    my homework for the weekend is to find out what the hell half of ya are talking about? they never taught me anything about these products and mix ya on about at college! More to this game than meets the eye!
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    Anyone else resent Firemen ???

    as hacked off as ya maybe, but look on the plus side everytime ya go to his house you can just point and laugh ya nuts off at his work, if ya can call it that! its got to be worth every penny of his £100, cos you will get years and years of pi$s taking out of it
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    Anyone else resent Firemen ???

    Go round and fire bomb the house, well if the guy has done everything else he might as well put the fire out too! (but don't tell the judge i told ya to do it)
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    Bitch looking for a pimp! take 2

    Thanks chaps for all ya support so far its appreciate. I Just wanted to add, if someone was to give me a chance to prove my worth, please don't think i'm just going to learn what i can from you, then do a bunk and feck ya off, because i won't! As i mentioned i'm loyal and I know what its like...
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    Work available in Corfu

    well if it gets me away from my mrs and kids for a while, i'm happy to pay them £30 a day!
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