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  1. J

    Render board beads.

    Thanks mate that’s helpful will go with that then
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    Render board beads.

    Do folk like to use standard 6mm beads for render carrier boards are use the winged mesh profile ones like in EWI? TIA
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    Favourite OCR?

    Suppose could put it on 15mm
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    Favourite OCR?

    Okay mate might just try one of them then….I do like the way basecoats finish but was unsure whether the 10mm finished layer with only paint would be strong enough (without the silicone topcoat.) Most specific OCRs have a. spec for 15mm
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    Favourite OCR?

    What we saying then Baumit kzp 65 sponge finish ?
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    Favourite OCR?

    What’s the general verdict on the best OCR out there for a painted finish? Got an extension to do. Leaning toward Johnstones OCR. Had mixed results with the Weber one. Didn’t know if there was a better one out there.. TIA
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    Mono or thincoat

    Spent last 12-18 months convinced thincoat is the way forward, and in turn have been convincing customers. But last few jobs have done in eco rend mono and they’ve been a dream. So much bloody easier. Got my little extension sat ready to do and I’m torn. What’s better and why help me decide...
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    WeberSil tf silver Pearl

    Thanks mate life saver, il get on them for future Weber jobs. Although won’t be using Weber thin-coat again in a hurry, too bloody costly for what it is.
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    WeberSil tf silver Pearl

    Thanks mate will try
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    WeberSil tf silver Pearl

    Tried all local travis mate. Bit of nightmare really. Job was specd with Weber tf system but id never used the silicone topcoat before didnt realised how hard it was this way to get hold of and I didn’t realised that a tub only did 5m2. Only used Johnstones , Baumit, k rend. All do a lot more...
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    WeberSil tf silver Pearl

    York mate. Sorry north-ish
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    WeberSil tf silver Pearl

    Anyone know anywhere in the north where you could source/pickup this stuff?
  13. J

    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    I’l order pressure tester today then I know for sure what’s going on. I have a spare r&s. Thanks for replies lads.
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    I don’t get how, if it is the r&s we could be fine spraying on the Wednesday then have such a drastic decline the very next day. But will be checking our water set up nonetheless, and will see if I can order one if these pressure testers after Iv had Les’s verdict.
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Il ring Les tomorrow and talk about the r&s situation, see if there’s anything we’ve done wrong that could have sped up its decline. This is interesting…maybe we are guilty of putting too much water through it whilst doing clean down. Il speak to lad I work with in morning.
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    I haven’t mate, Iv just googled them now. Will have to invest in one.
  17. J

    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Righto. Well unless Les has been using it for other training sessions before we came along :ROFLMAO:. Will have another go mate. Thanks.
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Cheers. Il revisit our technique for putting water in the pot. Pretty sure we’ve been doing that ok but will be more thorough. Water inlet is connected to top of chamber not bottom. Explain to me (as someone who’s been in machine game 5 mins) how my r&s could be knackered after just a handful of...
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Just an update on this one. Tried Weber mono (earth) for first time through ritmo Friday, had exact same issue. Got water setting right with amps around 6/7 and 15 on pressure gauge. Put air gun on, stared spraying and after a few minutes the gear turned to piss. Had to drop it right down 140...
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Cheers lads we will try using Weber through ritmo on next one sounds like it’s less hassle. Eco rend warehouse was a nice local pick up for us in North Yorkshire.
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Should have never doubted the man :ROFLMAO: cheers lads il persevere with it for now in hope it’s just the gear. Learning every day.
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Was spraying Johnstones basecoat weds and all was fine
  23. J

    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Unless Les is right and it’s just weird gear. Just don’t see how that can be, picked it up from eco rend depot, all in date
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Righto that’s good to know
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Even this early on you think mate? Things brand spanker
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    Ritmo air leak / water drop

    Hi, Very very new to machine life. Used our ritmo about 6 times now (bought from Les in sept). Just as we thought we was getting hang of it seems we’ve got an air leak as the compressor machine thing keeps making a noise… Was spraying EcoRend mr1 the other day. Had water set on 280 (as that’s...
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Do you ever come across pinoles forming in the texture with using johnstones? Had them appear on the last job. Basecoat nice and cured (over a week) Then primed and left for two days before texture, which was applied in cloudy conditions. Rep said it can be due to mixing at high speed with a...
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    Movement bead or additional mesh overlap?

    Hi, Looking for advice. Rendering a small gable (thin-coat system). At the top of the elevation above the doors to the ridge, a stone/brick wall sits back around 20mm from the main masonry cavity structure. Customer doesn’t want any nibs so floating the section as flush as poss. But obvs where...
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Ok. Il try getting the mesh closer to the top of the base system leaving a thinner top coat. Then spat finish rather than rubbing up. Cheers fellas.
  30. J

    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Spot on mate that’s maybe where Iv gone wrong. So you only sponge when using 1mm.
  31. J

    Base coat render hairline cracks

    I did flatten with the spat, but then closed it in with a sponge float. Was planning on using 1.5mm tc
  32. J

    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Thanks mate. It might be that I’m putting last bit of the base coat system on too thick then?. Used 10mm beads, base coat about 5/6mm, mesh then topcoat. (As that’s what Johnstones spec said.)
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Ok cheers. Youv never seen it before then mate.
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    Base coat render hairline cracks

    Hi lads (and lasses). Still new to thincoat, done a few smallish jobs now (hand applied) last two in Johnstones. Iv noticed on a couple of times once sponge floating up basecoat that just a handful of small hair line cracks start appearing. Cut one them out on Friday as we were doing it, layer...
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    Beginners guide to Lime Plastering

    Hi everyone, Sorry to elbow in, but also seeking advice on lime plastering as working on a period property in the coming weeks and want to make sure I get the job done right. Iv read up about the standard lime putty plaster mix, 'scratch coat, float coat, set coat' procedure...which seems...
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    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Hi how long do you guys leave the backing coat to cure? Seen something on KRend website about 14 days!? And can I use a cheaper off the shelf mesh? Seen Selco do some reasonably cheap. Thanks in advance
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    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Ah ok mate... thanks will do!
  38. J

    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Cheers for the responses folks. Life savers. Wickes seem to have plenty of knauff aqua board in stock so will give it a try!
  39. J

    Advice/ first time using Renderboards.

    Hello. Thanks for having me. First time posting on here... iv done a few small monocouche jobs using weberpralM the last couple of years and all seemed to go well enough . Agreed to do hack off and re-render a small bay window area for a customer only to discover it was hollow (straight onto...
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