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    where to start on ceilings

    speak for yourself chap im doin just fine in this trade
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    (Plastering Tool) or not......

    Re: trowhawk or not...... well ive watched the video and tbh the bloke hasent got a clue how to dot n dab and the tool looks pretty pointless i wudnt dot n dab with my bucket trowel i wud use my old trowel and my hawk coz then i dnt have to keep going bk to the bucket i just get it from my hawk...
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    advice on dry-lining a conservatory

    i wud of got that in writing to cover ur arse off the tecs mate and i spose they tell people to external render all the way to the floor aswell lol tut tut ;D ;D ;D
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    where to start on ceilings

    let me explain if im scrimming up i will hold the scrim tape in my left hand and have a trowel or knife in my right hand to cut the tape with but when im scimming i use my right hand to hold the trowel and left for the hawk which doesnt make sense coz when scrimming if ur right handed u wud...
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    where to start on ceilings

    i must be strange then coz i tape left handed with knife or trowel in right hand but scim right handed with hawk in left hand am i strange answers on a post card please
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    Guarantee

    some great points gents a fast van is always the way forward lol i usually give 6 months but only for plaster falling off which hasnt happend yet but as for little cracks round beads sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesnt but by telling them gives them a good piece of mind that if...
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    where to start on ceilings

    lol everyone uses the right hand its the right one to use unless u want it to feal like someone els is doing it lol
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    recession busting prices?????????????

    pmsl well if you buy the scim and nosh me off il do it for some bacon butties you do no kids will do anything for dairylee (the bloke must be from a different planet at that price )
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    where to start on ceilings

    depends if your right handed or left handed , right handed start in the left corner and if ur spacker handed learn to use your proper hand lmfao pmsl up here for thinking down there for dancing lol
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    advice on dry-lining a conservatory

    dnt ever board to the floor if you do spill something it will get wet up the board get a real plasterer in to do the job one that wont board to the floor coz that is the wrong practice
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    hello

    welcome aboard me arty
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    NVQ2 thingymaboab

    hey all im doing my level 2 city and guilds diploma as its called now it takes 1 yr for your level 1 and then the level 2 is actually 2 yrs. If u are on the social and you get to a collage around sept time to enrol then they will wave the fees because you are on the social if your not the first...
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    RENDER, WHAT NOT TO DO!

    yeah hook, line, and sinker lol and i crnt spell for s**t because im a plasterer not an english teacher
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    RENDER, WHAT NOT TO DO!

    oh so im sposed to quote half of what i said in this room then go into the other 1 and write the other half so no 1 nows what im goin on about yeah right im sure you have a few posts where you have gone off subject and where would you like me to stick this post i wunder because it has nothing to...
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    RENDER, WHAT NOT TO DO!

    i was havin a laugh mate
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    RENDER, WHAT NOT TO DO!

    i do apolagise, thats if a spec sheet is on the job of coarse and if a spec sheet isnt there it doesnt matter do it how u want stick some sand from skeggy beach onit thatl do the trick lol effloresence galore
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    RENDER, WHAT NOT TO DO!

    i think you will find that if it says in the spec sheet to use dry coat and you dnt and something goes wrong you will be going bk free of charge and bg dnt spend millions developing their products for some plasterer to come and say well iv always used sand and cement on dp so you dnt need...
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    old wooden corner beads

    wooden beads are on every external corner in a house which is of the lathe and plaster era and like the man says if there up there then do it properly and take them off quote them into the price to be taken off and do the job properly at the end of day its your business's name on the line i no...
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    old wooden corner beads

    i like it and i normally neat pva and skrim good tips lads thanks
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    ** Plasterer wanted ** Position Filled **

    no this is the first plasterers forum iv ever been on i wouldnt get other lads on here to price up a job and tbh i dnt like pricing jobs up i havent ever looked at yeah sizes are fine and all that but can u take his word for it that it doesnt need scraping off they are the sizes hes put u dnt...
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    RENDER, WHAT NOT TO DO!

    you can use s and c render on walls that have a damp treatment put on the walls but you are suposed to use dry-coat
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    labourers, with or without?

    agreed i usually ask my older brother to come help me and hes is a great lab always cleans the persons house so its mint always works his tits off and doesnt mind when i dnt have any work for him to come help but i only ask him as and when but for some1 having to pay bills and if they have kids...
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    i wish i was as good as that lol
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    best tip if had yet but you missed out the absailing club iv read kirk likes sitting on his thumb pmsl
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    so basically if i did do my 3rd yr i could apply for a gold card whoop whoop
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    its all the same city and guilds / nvq and now its all being called a city and guilds diploma and they do ur health and safety test for your cscs card in the first yr free of charge all i had to do was book it online so the answer is no coz iv already got 1
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    old wooden corner beads

    yeah thanks just depends how much of the wall they pull off i spose lol
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    countersink screw holes in plasterboard

    do it the right way get some thin timber and pack it out get a good tight fit with the screws saves any movement popping the scim off the top of the head if u dnt skrim each screw head as some people do and some dont
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    old wooden corner beads

    whats the best way of stoping the slight little cracks u get when putting thin coat beads over old wooden ones ?
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    yeah good point iv fracture 3 lower vertibra and my pelvice racing bikes but i dnt seem to feal it anymore well av to c how busy i get i spose
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    more of a grafter than a pen pusher tbh lol nothing better then startin work on a cold winters morning then ten minutes after bashin a bucket up ur sweating ya tits off love it
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    plastering, if you want to be an assesor for a collage or want to run a big company i guess thats what it all about i dunno i havent got to it yet
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    3rd yr is business management and iv looked at jobs with these quals and there around £60000 a yr after around 5 yrs experiance and more assessor certificates it was for a collage in cardiff
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    well tbh iv worked for a old basterd for yrs and iv learned the trade the same as u it only coz i kept getting asked for quals that i decided to go to collage most sites require you to be level 2 city and guilds or diploma and ive learned a s**t load at collage that the old basterd didnt teach...
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    3rd yr city and guilds

    hi all brilliant forum im just nearing the end of my 2nd yr at collage but been plastering and boarding for around 7 yrs has any of you done your full time at collage and done the 3rd year and has it made a differance or is it not all that worth it and shud i start to advertise now or when ive...
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    Plastering over wood chip

    i usually ask them if the want to pay my day rate for stripping the paper off first and 9 times out of 10 they ring bk and have takin it all off for ya and if they dnt u still get more work
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    ** Plasterer wanted ** Position Filled **

    Re: SKIM ARTEXED CEILINGS - PE11 hi did you get the cielings done as im from the lincoln area and would be able to come do them asa thanks
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    hello

    yeah iv got a few mates in the trade and they say its better then its been for a yr or so pm me if u ever need a hand out this way
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    Welcome To The Plasterers Forum

    hi all dave the newbie here love the site wish i found it earlier love the banter pmsl
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    hello

    well thanks mate and reading through some of the post on here is gettin 2010 off to a very funny start
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    hello

    hi all i do have a cscs card and no im not that busy lol im just starting up on my own and the van will be here nxt few days and im from lincoln area :(
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    one wall of 4...... help! help! help!

    try cutting ur corners in with ur trowel once u have put ur 2nd coat up then using clean water or just dnt make a mess lol
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    looking to start the plastering trade

    well this is an entertaining forum poor lad pmsl
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    hello

    hi new to this forum my names dave j been boarding since i was 17 im now 25 and just about to finish 2nd yr at collage doin plastering love the job race bikes and thats bout it :)
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