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    Mixer drill

    Need a new. The one I've got working OK but can't switch it off the switch nackerd I'll do like a stand by one. Don't whant spend to much but don't whant cheap one any recommendations. Thanks
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    For the depressed plastrers

    Reminder to make you feel better from 21 of December the night are geting lighter. Mery Christmas to you all
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    Rusty nails

    Went job today bloke boarded round the velux window he has used galvanised clout nails some of them ar rusted wondering if they bleed through I haven't seen it happen before any ideas?
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    K rend

    I've being thinking about this over last couple of years. As sand cement and hydrolic lime is time served. And we still use it after over 100 years. Is k rend and other similar material going to be that popular or is it going be a one hit wonder like artex.
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    Payment

    How many days do you give people I usually give them a week.piss me off when you got ask people for money after you given them invoice . From next year I'm going to have black book for people that don't pay and I will not work for them again.
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    Hippo bag

    Thinking of having one. I'm allowed to keep a bag for 6months. Are they any good.??? Like the idea I can keep it for 6months
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    I hope it rains for 6 weeks solid

    Mp be out campaign for 6weeks before general election i hope they get soaked through lol. But I do need a couple of good days to do a chimney
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    Beads whith dashing

    I've just started using plastic beads on chimneys whe dashing becouse it less hastle. Background white anyway. But myself I prefer to go over bead and get a nice feather edge corner looks much better than the bead showing more proffesional. Does anybody else do this or should I stik to my old...
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    Same old story lol

    Promising hardest winter agagain lol. I'm still waiting for the one they promised 5 years ago lol. Are we going to get hope not anyway building site have closed before 1963 I think does anybody rember that?
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    Weber insolating board

    Need to insolate outside of a house haven't done much of it. Just heard that you have to be regesterd whith weber to cover your arse is this true??
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    Swimming pool

    Has anybody rendered inside a concrete swimming pool / fountain. Need the middle part filled up. Thinking of keying whith stiple coat and then build out. Anybody done something like this before?
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    Render grip

    Is this stuff any good. Always used stiple polymore.
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    Holiday

    Any of you lads being or going abroad this summer whith kids. Hopping to save a bit for next summer or summer after. The prices are stupid for a family of 5 and they say it cheaper to go abroad who does maths. 4 5 grand might pull the kids out of school. half the price out of peak but Mrs...
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    Speed skim

    Got a external floating job whant is spot on thinking of using Darby haven't used one for a while. Wondering if my refina speed skim rule it ok or will I damage it Has anybody done this. Or should I stick to my Darby. Not keen on Darby I might just use straight edge
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    Jobbing the UK this winnter

    Need a change this winter I'm going to travel a bit whith work. Chester Manchester Liverpool mid Wales somewhere 2 to 4 hours from me in bangor North Wales. Il only be working Thursday Friday Saturday. Indoor work only. Must be able to accommodate if money good premiere in wil do Just need a...
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    Hay fever

    Does anybody suffer from this. Being working round trees. I'm fuked fatigue and joint hurting bit sniffles.. I' feel like being in the ring whith Mike tyson
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    Am I missing something

    This painter painting member of family house 2 rooms hallway 300 pounds. glossing everything difrent colour on Walls. They think he's the bloke does not stop for lunch. I think he's lost the plot. I painted little cottage for 450 but that was all white and I thought I was cheap lol
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    Render mesh

    Has any body used this stuff whith sand cement any good??
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    Eml

    How many of you use galvanised eml mesh before rendering. I'm in two minds what to do. Stainless stupid price compare to galvanised. Has anybody had any comebacks using galvanised eml rust coming through??
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    Backing coat for dash

    I like to get my backing coat rhight for dashing. I'm going to use granet stone. Any tips how to darken mix just a touch whithout using colour Feb.
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    Il cheer you up

    First day of spring today. Clock goes forward next week
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    Pressure on

    Never done a job before and I'm feeling the pressure. Over skiming a perfect wall that spark have chased and I mean perfect no blemishes through house faultless and I've got to be on my best to over skim the two walls to mach rest of house I can do a good like best spreads about. But sometimes...
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    Pva or blue grit

    Can't make my mind up when over skiming what best pva or blue grit. So easy years ago not much choice lol
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    Over skim

    Doing a over skim next week one wall. the wall perfect spark be ther so need to fill socket and one chase reveals are spot on. What I usually do when reveals are Ok just feather in to the bead How many of you would put new beads and re do reveals on over skim?
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    Bands round windows

    Done bands round Windows and dashing up to them many times before. certain Customer asked me to put bands round windows on top of pepeldash. Never done this before has anybody done this way before. Don't think it problem . Any suggestions?
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    Chimney

    Got a chimney to do in 3weeks when I do a chinney I like to do a proper job don't whant any come back up ther. Mistake so many builders do is block the flues up I always believe you should leave them open. You ither put a elephant foot that are about 40 50 pound or brick vent. But I've seen this...
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    Bonding

    Over skimmed a artex ceiling yesterday haven't done this way for years half multi quarter bonding It OK if you got other things to do took ages to go off. Next time il stik to my other way three coat of skim unless it a big ceiling
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    Floods

    Whent to see a job today new house walls are spot on done a good job ther fair play. They have had some floods ther above skerting. Drainage people told them hack a meter off and re plaster. The walls are sand cement like new. I think the dumedfire will dry the place out and whith time the wall...
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    Pointing

    This stone pointing of a church 1885 to me it looks like cement pointing some say it lime. Has anybody come across old Pointing on church that is cement? I thought I could spot the difrent becouse when they use to polnt whith lime it was sharp sand this pointing is from soft sand so that y I...
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    Rubble on jobs

    I nearly lost the plot yesterday. Skimmed a kitchen out I had to hack one wall off and I left the rubble ther in 5 rubble bag and a bit of pink as you do get some waste. Did spot on job only charged 100 120 a day becouse I'm frends whith them and it was a bit quiet for inside work. And ther...
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    Winter blues

    Just wanted to cheer everybody up. Shortest day tomorow onwards and upwards. Only a minute a night lighter but it a start.
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    Glasses

    Does anybody where glasses to plaster just had some. 44 my eyes are going I use them last two trowel takes time to get the hang of them. Fuk me you can see every pin hole. Your eyes goes very very slowly without you realising.
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    Expand

    Been a one man band over 20 years 44 and I've lost the love for it. Do I take my bussnes to a nother level employ a plastrer and a young lad or do I carry on the way I am For the next 9 years then my penshion out . Not much enough to see me through the winter months might carry on small jobs...
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    Ceiling

    Got a big ceiling coming up 31ft by 18ft do I do it my self or do I get a hand? . I am thinking of doing it my self got my speed skim ready. When it to big I usually do it in two a joint whith pva. Or does anybody else got a better idea. Before anybody calls me a wimp not doing it in one hit I...
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    Cold weather

    OK lads whith cold dry weather on the way. Got so many rendering jobs to do outside. Is 4hours set enough before the temprutre drop or should it be 8
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    Crack ceiling

    Over skimmed my ceiling 7 years ago hell of hair line crack in it had a look at It it quite sound but it hard to say whith lime it can go any minute. do I remove and re board? Can't over board becouse of old coveing or do I fill the crack up and keep an eye on it? don't whant the mess. But I...
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    Colour skim

    After seen that thread white skim. I wonder when will ther be a coloured chart for skim like paint. They do it for the outside y not inside?
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    Property developer

    Next year I'm in two minds what to do sell my rented property come out 120 grand in my pocket start property developing get old house do it up pocket 20 30 grand profit sounds easy does but is it? anybody do this by the way I'm 43 I'd say got a nother 20 years on this job and it be nice to do...
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    Ceiling

    Don't you just love atic ceilings done this one this morning 3 bags I'm fuked or I'm coming down whith something or I'm getting to old to work by my self lol
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    P off today

    A customer phones you to do some skiming work you go out of your way to do the job becouse he on phone ever day saying it urgent and you grafted away you work hard for him when you whant your money he will not reply to your phone call or tex I need a fuking pushing bag that get to me big time
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    One coat

    I've always skim whith two coat but seen lads lately one coat flatten whith speed skim spunge in 20minute for it to pick up again flatten again and final trowel when the timing rhight looks less hassle not to mix and give second coat il do anything to save time and energy lol
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    Boundary wall

    Did a render job 3years ago on some boundary walls floated up most of it blown. I'm pissed off always gauge the stuff. The only reason I can think they have back filled the boundary walls whith tons of stuff and finish off whith grass on top my debate was to get a structure engineer for the...
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    Eye sight

    Does anybody on this site wear contact lenses they tell me not to becouse of dust the only time I see dust is when hacking just common sense
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    trowel

    It gone so fuking complicated purchasing a skiming trowel u need five trowel to do the job not like years ago one trowel do the job and last you a couple of years lol what the best finishing trowel for skim on the market does my head in so many trowels
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    sell or not

    Ok lads in two mind what to do 42 and this plastering game not getting easier got a rented house il come out 150 clear morgatge and tax leaves me whith 90 k I'm paying my way in life but be nice to have that money do i go for it keep it for my penshion got 10 years to pay it off
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    hard graft

    Ok lads i work by my self most days no labourer becouse it to much hassle to keep some one if I'm on gable ends or big job il get some one to do the donkey work but it hard work finding a good labourer becouse off this I'm thinking of going on the cards does anybody else feel like this or is it...
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    cscs

    Ok lads this cscs card do u nead an nvq got citb about 20 years ago and don't ask me wher it is lol
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    lime putty

    Ok lads has anybody used lime putty from ty mawr top coat same way as skiming the f**k*r takes ages to go off or I'm doing it wrong lol it a big hassle these lime jobs don't now y i take them on
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    fresh start

    Ok lads be in the plastering game 25 years be running my own busness for 20 years made a living married 3 kids not made a fortune just kept my head above water and some time I think to my self I need a change Bought two houses live in one rent the other next year I'm thinking of selling the...
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    plaziflex

    What do u think of this plastic trowel any diffrent ? Used one last week can't say ther is or I'm doing something wrong lol
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