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    Evolution of Scrim Tape

    Honda NSR...... I would have one of them :)
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    Evolution of Scrim Tape

    To be honest most scrims I use these days stay up over night, often do it and never really come down. The fraying annoys me more then anything. Looks like good quality but not really ground breaking.
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    Bathroom price

    Or they didn't even pva it most likely. Pva will stick to shiny paint esp if you make it a little stronger. It just slides a little if not careful.
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    Bathroom price

    The suite is staying in? That is unrealistic...... take twice as long and won't look right at the end..... allow 2 days at least, them bits above the picture rail are fiddly and take time and then your going round sinks, radiator and toilet..... refuse to do it with sink toilet and rad/towel...
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    Starting at bottom of gables

    Lol brilliant idea. It's hard enough making sure the labourer don't hit it with a broom let alone droping s**t over it from 5 meters up.
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    Real plasterers tradesman

    Does your mate wear pantyhose? Think he on the other thread
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    Heater Recommendations

    Are you Vinceys "mate" @Lastlaff
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    Downsize van?

    Although today mine is nearly tidy........... only cos tools are on job though :)
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    Barrel ceiling

    Oh it's dajavu swear I just seen a thread like this?
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    Barrel ceiling

    This is worrying, you were struggling on 20m2 not too long ago. Though if you have a spat of some sort I bet that would work pretty good on them. They make vaulted ceiling curves nice. Show us a pic of what you got, is it already built? Overskimming? Need boarding?
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    Drop film?

    I'm not a fan of covering everything up unless necessary but tgem drop sheets are awesome...... infact you just reminded me to order some more.
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    Real plasterers tradesman

    And today somebody asked about a heater.........
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    Heater Recommendations

    I can't believe this is even asked in September .... man up a bit, it's not even cold yet. Failing that I got a little stanley fan heater that's pretty good. Don't buy the household ones they try burn the house down if on too long.
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    Downsize van?

    Looks like you adopt the same method as me........ f**k this I want to go home so it gets chucked in lol
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    Downsize van?

    Used to have a mark4 with the rs turbo bodykit on in escos cossy blue..... I loved that one, still slow as s**t though, got ripped by the boss everyday and ended up scrapping it cos of welding needed underneath (wish I kept it now though)
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    Downsize van?

    Don't do it...... just don't, I used to use escort vans all the time as you could fit 6foot straight edges on floor but doing domestics it is always full and normally end up emptying it to get to certain things..... just stressful b*ll***s, roof rack...... yeah great whistling along in the...
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    new spread on the block. Just become a daddy again... watch out Essex

    Congratulations our second is 5 months now...... ahhh sleep :)
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    Real plasterers tradesman

    Me..... I guess. Float, set, outside renders, "some" pargetting, screed, dot and dab, hate artex but capable, fit but not make fibrous, tiling....... and now I'm part time college for plumbing. I try not to take on screeding and outside renders now as it's only me and I'm getting too old to mix...
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    Pva

    Okkkk wasn't you the one saying you don't mind working for peanuts and we rip offs? Shows your experience......... Anyways lesson learnt as others said always be weary of boards that have been up a while.
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    Lidl's at it again

    My wee little xr125 that I brought from a 17year old, quite fun green laning, only fallen off once so far... not bad in 400miles on and off road lol
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    Lidl's at it again

    Even has quick release for blades
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    Best/most comfortable work trousers

    Joggers from sports direct, second a bib and brace that can take knee pads that you don't have to pull up to kneel down
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    Lidl's at it again

    Well I went in for breakfast and thought as I got a jigsaw, circular saw and a drill all with seperate battery and charger thought sod it this will replace my Bosch 240v one until/if it breaks
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    Feel like jumping out the window

    Yeah tell me about it..... just couldn't be bothered to drive 15miles to look at what should have been a days work max lol
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    Fixing bellcast beads

    He was probably pleased with himself after that one.
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    Thistle Durafinish

    Doubt any fibrous is involved these days?
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    Mt permaflex

    Damn you people, tell me about MT outlet and I'm debating wether to buy like 150quids worth of tools
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    Feel like jumping out the window

    I turned up blind as he told me it was new and flat (should have known), luckily customer understood that I couldn't lay tiles on that (at least not without alot of work) so had to pay me to level it so not too tragic..... just annoying cos it made me work today due to s**t builders ...... again
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    Feel like jumping out the window

    It's only 5m2, 3 bags of latex leveller, poured them in, squish em around and just as it turns use me metal feather edge to grind out high points. Still out of level but it is flat and nice to lay tiles on...... forgot to take photos of it all done tiles laid and looking good.
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    Mt permaflex

    Wtf ..... where? Normally travel miles to pick up a trowel, be happy if there is an outlet on my doorstep
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    Drying time

    If it's delivered there can sometimes be a r******d in it, but 48hours it should be firming up by now
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    Feel like jumping out the window

    Old thread but quite appropriate.... when are people going to screed right? It's not rocket science is it? I come along to lay these tiles 1024x200 rectified edges..... Yeah right "put some more adhesive under it"? Counts lol
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    Thistle Board Finish

    The only time I've really noticed the difference between board and multi was the batches of multi that were setting fast and bits of paper in.
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    Thistle Durafinish

    Looks like the site toilets at 9am
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    Thistle Durafinish

    I don't care if your a "qualified" spread, im more bothered your taking courses on other things..... You turning im to a multi turder yourself Vincey lol..... Hats off to you for having them though... I ain't got s**t.
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    Rendering needed in Braintree Essex

    Lol nah been around Essex all my life..... bit boring really, and so blooming expensive.
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    Rendering needed in Braintree Essex

    I live in Braintree, but busy till Dec. That is already painted..... are you intending to just go over the top? Because that does have massive risks..... risks I would not want to gaurentee.
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    Jedi master

    Your probably right but I didn't do the college part, just jumped on with an old boy and only really started learning when doing it.
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    Thistle Durafinish

    I'm sure 7 years ago when I had cscs card to get on site all I had to do was sit a theory type test about h+s..... I have absolutely no qualifications either...... just relax man
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    Refina sponge float

    Tilers wash boy comes in handy
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    Trowel shape

    Or just leave it and use it as you only notice cos your looking for it...... just a thought..... though I don't really look after my trowels much
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    Thistle Durafinish

    That's what I thought...... wondering what all the fuss is about.
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    whats the best plastering tip/advice youve been giving

    One for the spongers, being a tiler too I use different sort of sponge floats all the time so why not use the wash boy to clean these sponges too .
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    Refina sponge float

    Sponge is ok, does make 1 coating work well. One artex stipple ceiling, not even a very flat one. Quick scrap with floor scraper, Couple quick coats of pva had lunch: One thick coat, flattened off with speed skim, sponged then flattened with 16inch medi: One trowel medi: One trowel nelaflex...
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    Plastering over tiles

    Night on the tiles comes to mind
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    Smaller trowels

    I'm too embarrassed to show pics of my trowels
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    Everyday plaster kit

    Do you have a van to leave stuff in? Tbh that lot would cover most internal jobs as is........ maybe add a spat like speedskims...... just because you can. Might have to strap it to your back though
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    Towing a trailer

    There is nowt wrong with going that speed, towing trailers and commercials are 60 limit anyway.......... But doing 57 compared to 67 feels soooooooooo slow lol
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    Tile direct to moisture board???

    But he uses PVA...... that's not a good primer for tiling wet areas..... bit like using it to render outside..... it 're emulsifies..... not saying that it doesn't get used but it's highly not recommended for tiling
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    Towing a trailer

    Just remember this is MAM...... I think that's like gross. I have had this one many times through towing sand around (same age as you) You need a trailer plated low enough. You can't tow a trailer plated at 3500kg even if it's not loaded. This is a minefield for problems tbh
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