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    Advice needed please

    Be quicker in drying sense to board then tile over straight away no waiting around for it to dry,It would have to 100 % fully dried out or the tiles will fall off in couple of months.
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    One phone call

    On the plus side you can sell your missus for 5 Camels........ now thats an idea ?????
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    Business accounts

    I got one i dont need it cus im a sole trader. I chose to have one as the extra cost of maybe £500 a year simpfies things for me no end. They do charge you a hefty charge for paying cash in though !!!! So try to avoid that. But you dont need them and the banks will just Rape money from you,i...
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    Joddy

    Is spunks still in need of spare parts ?????
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    floor leveling compound

    Horrible to work with that gear ok for patching though.the thicker you lay it the worse its to work with.
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    Mixing drill

    Ive said it before and ill say it again spunky is twisted lol.
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    PVA outside

    What do the manufactorers say i.e unibond ?
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    Mixing drill

    Ouch !!!
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    Mixing drill

    Cant see why not mate.They must also keep a few porn links
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    Laser for Mf work

    Water levels are dirt cheap do the same job and if you drop them they wont be f u c k e d.
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    floor leveling compound

    GO with your gut instinct Bobby.
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    Mixing drill

    You rate the sparky ones chris ?you got one ? An electrician freind of mine as a bit of sparky kit and says it does the job more than well. But they look so flimsey that what puts me off them.
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    Mixing drill

    Best to start of with a podger mate honestly.They do a good job for a tenner theyl last ages.Cheap drills are a waste of time,at least buy a good drill second hand but not a cheap s**t drill works out more expensive long term.Once you earnt a few quid and able to buy a decnt drill keep the...
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    PVA outside

    Exterior grade pva or exterior grade stabalising solution.You should NEVER use normal grade pva as there is a high risk render will fall of wall on reactivation due to moisture cold damp conditions years or months later.
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    Mixing drill

    Just give em a podger till theve built there strength up !!
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    Do you think it's best to specialise in one thing?

    Your f**k*d if you do f**k*d if you dont.
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    i think its good

    DOnt knock it till you try it ...:RpS_confused:
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    Do you think it's best to specialise in one thing?

    Multi trade is the way forward mate and advertise as such offering anything you capable of doing to a good standard. Even then,there will be no guarantees of work for you.If you have regular work and your happy doing it maybe as well to wait untill things pick up in the building trade before...
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    Stafford

    We rarely talk anyway mate to be honest.Its more of a bickering shouting relationship we have.lol
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    Stafford

    Baryed i could give you thurs and friday next week if it will help you out. Is an hr drive for me each way so would have to be worth my while.
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    Hammering nails into ceiling plasterboard

    Or a mild case of rising damp maybe ?
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    Ask for interim payments as you go along.

    I never ask for money up front either.I do think it looks unprofessional,also you can always make money on materials. I do however always ask for payment terms to be settled in stages (stage payments) if it over £1000 labour or £500 materials unless it someone ive worked for many times or...
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    Cowboys, chancers & 5day qualified !!!!

    He did say STUPID questions !!! When you get idots on here in all seriousness asking what plaster for what background what ratio of pva to seal a wall.What bead to use on a corner.How do i overboard a ceiling cus i usually just rip them down.What mix ratio for a scrath coat s/c render. Would...
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    Trowel neglect

    Try not to get it to that unworkable stage. But get a zipper with a stanley balde in it and get it off.
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    My trowel isn't what it used to be - sand, bin or what?

    Yes mate it does. I have nothing against them and use them also.Just to flatten i polish with steel trowel cus they can leave very faint scratches.
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    Spongefloats

    Spunks will be along soon once hes finnished downloading a few pornos to watch over the weekend well ask him
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    What's the best starter van for a plasterer?

    Well save up mate cus at 55 to 60 thosuand miles youl need a new fuel pump and thats gonna cost you a Grand to repair.Happens to all trannies. I have nothing against trannies,i would recommend a mwb cus trhere 9 foot in the back offering plenty of room,also get a high or medium roof van cus you...
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    voltage

    No diffenrece in power output.But safety aspect ?? 110v shock or 240 ouch. You dont need a 3.5kw tranny to power a single drill mixer a small one will do and they weigh **** all. For safety reasons and safety reasons only all my kit is on 110v all lights drills mixers chargers radios the lot.
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    Spongefloats

    when hes in a sponging frenzy anything and everything gets the sponge lol.
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    My trowel isn't what it used to be - sand, bin or what?

    have there uses mate like the sponges but not really needed are they.There just a fad a must have plasters accessaARY.
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    Spongefloats

    Spunks mate is fu c k i n g twisted beyond repair and love to see em mate.Anyhow ..... But his knowlege of sponging women and finnish plaster is second to none !!!
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    My trowel isn't what it used to be - sand, bin or what?

    Stainless does defo seem to drag a little in my opinion like i said before but there easy to use and last forever.Carbon does give a better finish mate. I use both but cus im not plastering every day .day in day out cus i do other trades also the carbon seems to rust and need work on the blade...
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    Spongefloats

    spunks is they guy to ask mate.Hes swears buy them. Pm him with a few nude photos of your missus and hell be most appriative ;)
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    Spongefloats

    I dont use mine that often only if a hit is going off quick or im doing large areas etc, but i noticed that they clogg up and are no use use less really wet regulary which means you have to clean them as they clog and this scratches the surface rather than lightly ruffing it over.constant...
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    My trowel isn't what it used to be - sand, bin or what?

    i LEARNT YEARS AGO ALWAYS BE WEARING A NEW ONE IN !!!
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    Spongefloats

    for skim medium.Change it every 6 month if you use it daily ITL BE f**k*d IN 3 WEEKS
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    My trowel isn't what it used to be - sand, bin or what?

    That was a very comprehensive and constructive tip ther steve. B and Q sell new trowels from a fiver my reply lol.
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    Sitework

    We just need better prices mate.
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    Spongefloats

    I got a wickes sponge float.They do the job mate.
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    Insurance work

    I triple my price on MOST small /medium insurance quotes becuase.... 1.often they come to nothing and your being used to give a quote. 2.Some companies ive worked for will make you wait 30 days or longer for payment i once waited 90 days for payment from a local council. 3.Every aspect of...
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    Drastic Plastic ?

    Yes agreed mate good for artex also. There a really good bit of kit but for best results on reskims i reckons finnish the traditional way.
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    skimmng prices?

    £9.50 a m2 is about right for a one off job i.e a 12 m2 ceiling skim only = £120 ish. But for 150 m2 or max 3 days work (more likely 2 days) cus you say lots of corners and beading etc at £10. m2 x 150 m2 = £1500 this is TOO MUCH !!!! M2 rate has to be dependant of run of meters and...
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    Drastic Plastic ?

    Ive been using the plastic for about 3 -4 month now. They do scratch easily so i finnish with steel trowel. How i use them is below. steel trowel to put on 2 coats. Flatten immediately with plastic as it leaves no lines even when wet. Il then go and do more walls or clean up and come back give...
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    which plaster for what background?

    Yeah but havent you got to mix them with mineral water ? To get best results
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    Advice on starting up please

    Hep Spunks i bet youd love a nice fireman labourer ??
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    basically!am i slow tw@t

    If im on stilts on my own i can mix 1 bag a time as thats all i can lift onto the high spotboard.If it a big ceiling ill just make 2 or 3 mixes etc.Depends how strong you are though i guess there guys that can easy lift 200 kilos onto a spot and guys that can only lift 40 kilos.
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    basically!am i slow tw@t

    i cant lift then on my own you need two people.Also when 2 bags in there nearly overflowing so it needs to lifted level or youl lose half of it down your leg. If im on my own as i often am i mix up 1.5 bags a time so i can move it around
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    basically!am i slow tw@t

    I hate painting i do it but hate it more than plastering.
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    basically!am i slow tw@t

    I woudnt consider myself that fast either mate.Ive worked with guys that bang a room on in one go and guys that bang 3 walls on a day.
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