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    Render over a concrete shed

    OCR or sand and cement , ?
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    Refina stirrer died

    It was working fine then. It wasn't , there is power in the lead and in the drill but nothing happens when the trigger is pulled , what's the common problems here ,switch ?
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    Paint for external piazza oven ?

    What paint would you use , ?
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    Pizza oven rendering

    Got to render this oven , sp says , insulate ,rock wool/ loft wool , eml , then render with 4/1 sand cement, wondering if the heat will affect it...
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    Basingstoke area

    Small k rend repair and internal job repair
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    Looking for a labourer

    Lower Richmond Rd near Putney Bridge , if interested, a labourer or apprentice /learner , 1 week to maybe full time ,
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    Skim coat ( Irish )

    Haven’t used it myself but it’s Ireland’s multi finish, hitch cock and king selling it for £23 A bag saying they have only a small Mark up
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    Render strength

    What’s the scratch coat you’d use over cement /concrete block and then the top coat ?sand /cement
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    Carlite finish

    Used my first bag of carlite today , well 6 bags or so , nice enough gear , takes a bit of getting used too , finished up nicely ( grey ) And they wanted to keep the bull noses , used an old pva can and plastic to round them
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    The jobs ready to go !

    Went to look at a job today , they said it’s ready to go , it was outside re render over pebble dash , they had painted a grit on it , turns out it was thistle bond it from BG , I said it’s not suitable, needs parex parinther or similar, they settled on eml’ing it with riblath ,
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    Price of board and multi £20 a bag

    I see you can buy a pallet at £20 a bag , seems the essential jobs are ordering it in and selling it on
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    The week of the wall .

    Digging out the garden outbuilding, had knocked garage leaving outer wall , it was a bit flimsy but removed 4 foot of its height, the grab lorry wouldn’t take the first load due roots and grass in it , the skip was gone, the next lorry was not till the next day , muck Piled up , wall collapsed (...
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    £1010.00 ceiling cost

    Pulled down existing, denailed, cleared rubbish , returned after sparks , fitted two noggings , 100 mm rock wool , boarded with normal 12.5mm , bonding around edges , skimmed , cleaned up , hoovered down stairs etc , left protective cover for painter , good price or not , around 10 m squared
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    Pva and artex ,

    The artex bubbled and all had to be scraped off , the owner didn’t want a board over and scraped it off himself
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    The handy jobs ,mm

    Parapet walls , hack off, cap , re render , never works out
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    Floating sand/ cement over painted brick and plinth

    The customer to be ?? Wants sand/cement and skim over this painted brickwork and plinth , they have sbr’d it before , would you ?
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    Thermal insulation board

    What’s the best thermal insulation board to stop heat loss on an old property?
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    Bad work / lazy stupid spreads

    Not one socket or switch undone , plastered over paper , they finished it yesterday,I was asked to fix , passed on it , said to get a decorator to sand it , easifl etc
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    Finishing a job , tayson plastering got run from

    Nearly finished the stairwell that tayson plastering didn’t even start , they got sacked for not coming in , not for the rough work , plastering and Mf work was bad , the chippy used an axe to hack off to put skirting on
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    Lying 3 faced @@@@

    I had a 9 flat job booked in for the summer ,just after my knee replacement had healed , lots of to and froing with the owner , they wanted a price for the mf ceilings ,walls etc and the wet work, I normally only do the wet work , So I got surveyors to price it etc then asked for people who...
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    Did I ever mention the knee

    I had it replaced in April this year , was back at work after 9 long weeks off , I am much improved and off my usual 8 co codamol a day , it’s a brutal operation, the boredom, lack of sleep , lack of appetite, anxiety etc , I definitely needed it doing
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    GPS & Johniosaif

    Is it gps
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    Shadow gap beads

    starting a job soon, 3 new houses, they added shadow gap beads to the job around the door frames and along the stringer , they thought I could put the shadow gap beads before they fitted the frames , I suggested ,frames fitted first then the chippy to fit the beads as the are cut at 45s and need...
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    Joins they said

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    Viva la tories and the irony of their working class support