Anyone know where to get the velcro style padded straps for a set of stilts?
Using my stilts more and the straps are crippling my legs after a few hours. Wearing shorts makes it a lot worse but I don't want to sweat my Knackers off in long trousers.
My boss has tried taking the tiles off in his bathroom, I was going in to just re skim it (was a plasterer for years but been out of it a long time now). Anyway, everything has come of back to blocks.
Some areas will be tiled (shower area etc) ad done will be painted.
I had a petrol transit a few years ago, I'm sure you can still get them.
Problem is, once everyone dumps diesel and switches to petrol the tax on that will go up more.
Years ago the government gave you a grant to get lpg fitted. When I had that on my 3.5 v8 110 it was 29.9 p/l..once the scheme...
He can wear it to work and it'll look cool covered in s**t.
Throw it in the sink and it'll look cool underwater.
Wear it again and it'll look cool.
Indestructible and a million styles/ prices to choose from.
I tend to put ceilings on from a hop up so I can mix and dump it on the spot. I'm too old to be climbing about with buckets. Once it's on the spot it's impossible to get from on stilts.
Once the skimming it's all on I strap myself in and trowel up from stilts. I find they make it miles easier.
I got to a mate's house that I'm doing right through at 9 this morning.
I stuck pva on the hall ceiling about 7 last night then rolled second coat on first thing today. It's now almost 1 and it's still wet and slimy. Bah!
Sod it for today, I'm giving up. This was going to be the last mix...
I actually like using the Refina white plastic ones made for white cement work.
Final trowel and polish with it.
That's the one.
If it works fine once it's going but won't actually start turning on it's own it might simply be a capacitor blown.
Have a toy round underneath any covers by the motor for a cylinder type thing and look if it's gone fat. If the sides bulge it then it's a 5 min replace job.
Not sure if mixers...
I bought a new Marshalltown one a couple of weld back. Bloody thing is horrible. Leaves terrible lines down the corners. I'm going to have to put a bend in the wings I think.
It's easier to do wet corners than to mess about filling in lines.
Haha, it's always a giveaway when they turn up with a brand new set of perfectly clean tools.
We had one gang working on a school in Northwich who actually told us they'd bought the tools off eBay the week before because they heard it was good money and "didn't look to difficult to do".
A few years ago we were doing a few barn conversions and the company were pulling in subbies to help push them along.
We had an old bloke turn up with a young lad. Plasterer was over 70, labourer was 19.
The old fella was saying how he'd been plastering all his life and was just starting to...
I quite like it when the customer gives it the " it really makes a difference" line.
I like walking into a bare brick room that looks like it should be condemned and in a day or 2 turning it into someone's pride and joy.
20 odd years ago I was working on a maintenance contract on RAF Stafford. Any new build we did they insisted on the walls having a coat of bonding, Browning on top and Carlite finish as final coat.
We had to dute scrim all internal corners on every coat.
Haha, cheers folks.
I've tried Tyzak and Ragni and don't like them, actually slung the Ragni, been using M/town for about 24 years now so think I'm just set in my ways more than anything.
I used to work with lads who had trowel handles covered in plaster, dried and wet..I used to cringe. Haha...
I'm toying with getting a Nela s*p*r*lex but I don't like the cork handles. Can they be swapped for a durasoft handle?
I want to take it off a knackered trowel, it's well worn in and fits my hand nice.
I love it when they've tried themselves. You can charge a bit extra cause they know they can't do it.
Went look at one room and there were lengths of cove everywhere and loads of offcuts.
The bloke had had a quote to fit coving and said piss off I'll do it myself before paying that. He didn't...
Easy...board the flat section and lane the board an inch too long.
Rest the raked board onto the back of the flat board and fix.
Cut the flat board off in line with the raked board.
Plasterer should simply fix a 3mm stop (bendy) bad along the edge and high you'll get a perfect finish.