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    dri-coat

    just paid 14.75inc Vat for a bag from SIG this afternoon!
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    Job

    Cant get no one looks like ill be getting in touch with agency!
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    Job

    Any decent spreads looking for 6 weeks graft darlington area? starting this week hopefully? interested let me know....
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    Hydrated or Hydraulic that is the question!!!

    cheers lads, @zombie yes i can advise the client but as an employee ive advised my boss but i was just getting general feed back from the other spreads! thats all sorry if i came across a k*!b
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    Hydrated or Hydraulic that is the question!!!

    Its sand a cement like i said - im going with hydrated, i also know they are worlds apart as there is rendering where there is just lime and sand no cement- all based on carbantion etc for curing - like i said was just looking to see what others do but never mind i shouldnt be doing the job! ;)
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    Hydrated or Hydraulic that is the question!!!

    zombie its not the case i cant do the job - its the advice im after, client says they want lime in okay theyve stipulated hydraulic or hydrated so i was getting a feedback to see what the rest of the guys prefer using for workability etc! As i know there is different methods with lime in...
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    Hydrated or Hydraulic that is the question!!!

    I know it's a stupid question but when your not doing it day in and day out there is things that you forget, well i do anyway! We normally focus all our work on internal work with the odd external but since they've requested lime in its just through me a bit!
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    Hydrated or Hydraulic that is the question!!!

    Doing a 20m2 S+C render on old masonary brickwork, client as now informed us he wants lime in this, what do you guys prefer using! cheers
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    Rendering a fish pond

    heres one i did last year, stripped old render off, applied S&C render to walls then apply KA Tanking slurry with black dye in which has worked a treat makes the walls looking like they are made of lead, lush finish!!
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    SBR for skimming

    ive never had any issues with pva when i glue the walls the day before, would rather do that then wait around for hours waiting for pva to go tacky!!!
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    FAILED

    cheers Rigsby!!
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    Rendering a fish pond

    i restored a pre 1920s pond last year, what i did was, jet walls down, sbr walls, make good the walls, scratch coat,top coat and then i painted the entire walls with KA tanking slurry with the grey dye in, every visitor now belives the walls have been made out of lead!!
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    FAILED

    such a shame, never find anything like this funny mate!!! am there to make the gaffer money........ when you say scrape back sbr again, do yous mean apply another scratch or apply top coat to allow dashing? sorry its late and englands just drawn against russia lol!!
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    FAILED

    thanks for the replies, pleased im not the only one......... it was a windy day right on the coast, could not cover it as it was on a public right of way, im not bothered about doing it just what other people think of me hacking it off......... yeah ill be getting paid again to do it as he...
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    FAILED

    ha he wants me to take top coat off,sbr then apply top coat again, this has me sick this job if only......
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    FAILED

    Lads As im an employee i get told what to do.......... told my boss the forecast was to rain in the afernoon but he made us pebble dash 25m2 of a garden wall, the elements then hit the wall when it started to rain in the afternoon and at night time the temperatures dropped so i now have dashed...
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    MONDAY MORNING!!

    dont under stand why he would lie though, he was explaining the job to me......be a good days work for a time served plasterer never mind a plumber, think he might of chanced it but done it over the two days at the weekend!
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    MONDAY MORNING!!

    couldnt believe what i was hearing.......thought he was pissed the way he was going on!!
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    MONDAY MORNING!!

    haha mate dont understand people obviously a greedy man!! point is if we put prices in and you have people going around saying they can do it for £2m how can we make anything for trade we do, its hard enough never mind other trades trying to do it, making our life harder!!
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    MONDAY MORNING!!

    On the job just mixed my gear and the plumber arrives on site.....30 minutes later he says, "god my arms are killing me, 7 bags of multi and a bag of bonding i went through on saturday..... wasnt bothered though £350.00 i got for it just couldnt lift my pint up" What f**k**g chance have we got!!
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    danny ive never had any issue with bond it over any distempter or flakey paint! ;)
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    10% off Wickes

    £4.15 for multi at doves!!
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    Nightmare!!

    yeah mate, seemed sound like when we prepped the walls, just a nightmare out of the full job the only issue is on the stair case at high level!!!
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    Nightmare!!

    yes walls had been gyp bonded (thistle bond-it)
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    Nightmare!!

    also think it will be on the floor by monday as client wanted it left the way it was to inspect it!!!
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    Nightmare!!

    when walls were stripped and gypbonded though it didnt sound hollow or blown! very frustrating!!
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    Nightmare!!

    yeah was skimmed onto existing base coat which was lime based!! ha needed re skimmed mate that was 5m high working off a batten and a ladder against the wall, looks worse due to the wall being blown! im sure there will be allowances for a few dimples!
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    Nightmare!!

    Had an absolute t**t of a day, skimmed 25m2 stair case wall yesterday, of ladders and battens, wall were gypbonded wednesday finished lovely, came to plaster window wall this morning.......disaster struck, the top coat had pulled away from the scratch coat, never seen nothing like it, had to be...
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    been lucky then mate!
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    Home owner - please critique this job?

    get him back? for what if he cant do it right first time what chance has he got 2nd? disgrace
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    so you have never had a job that pva has failed? ive had a few usually happens on artex and distempter that we never knew was there!!
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    id rather buy a product that i know thats going to work would hate it to backfire like!!
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    Dunston! not sure if everyone gets it for that price or theyve ballsed up!!
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    they ballsed up the price as i wanted 3 tubs they qouted me for 3 bags of bonding coat!!! managed to get it for £30.00 danny Bond it does 45m2 pal (so it says on the tin)
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    canny mate where is this from and how much? ive managed to source thistle bond it for £23.06 which seams a good price!!
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    job starts on monday video to follow!!!!
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    cant wait to get back left my good stanley tape measure when i measured job up......didnt know how quick to get out haha
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    the queen of the apartment........:fuckyou:
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    thats nowt...........its a flat city centre of newcastle, ill put some more up.......still no wiser with the gypbond though!!
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    these are the walls i have to skim over, 140m2 of them ceiling is gonna be a mission...........
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    feb bond blue grit vrs thistle bond it

    chaps sorry if this has been covered before, last time i used blue grit it was a disaster, labourers painted the walls and it was thick as out..........has there been any improvements in the last year? or stick with thistle?? cheers lads
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    Limelite High Impact Finish

    Wow, done a staircase on a listed building, use very little water, dont use a speedskim, make sure backing is flat and the key isnt heavy!! dont think youve got much of a key though!!
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    STO!!!!!

    Thanks lads, got the product and the colour sorted, going to put a stop bead around the existing render once the door frame is out and its blocked up, will stand out but not half as bad then when it cracked and then water gets behind, no matter what i do it will be wrong to someone, atleast this...
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    STO!!!!!

    hmmmm interesting... thanks for the advice, probably why you cant buy it online or of the shelf!
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    STO!!!!!

    need a card??? awful patching in render anywhere never mind on this school! 6 years old........
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    STO!!!!!

    lads, got a doorway to render once blocked up with concrete blocks, looked in the building manual and existing render is STO through colour with 3 different batch numbers!! any idea where you can purchase this from as im not familiar with it!! also not sure what product is on the walls as manual...
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    multi finish

    Got to say I'm up north and I have never had any problems, sets within reason sometimes will teare if pva still wet but I try to do my pva the day before so it's nice and dry! No problems over bonding or browning either!
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    Hello, total newb so go easy.

    Looks like the rust of normal Wood screws IMO, anyway why is a builder plastering it? What are you?
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