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  1. Cornelius

    NEW YEAR NEW IDEA.

    I think that’s a valid point, if there’s how many thousand members on the forum the law of averages says there must be one or two that are properly sick in the head. I’d never put pictures of my girls on here doesn’t matter how proud I am of them I just don’t want pictures of them on the...
  2. Cornelius

    gob shites

    Who was it that pays more in tax than most people earn? Anyone else remember that?lol
  3. Cornelius

    Wage rises

    Yeah what a complete twat that guy was
  4. Cornelius

    Wage rises

    I was offered £110 a day and a fuel card yesterday for a subbying job lol.
  5. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    That’s weird isn’t it? Go to the effort of putting a float on it but not key the surface? Obviously they don’t like the scratch in the surface taking more plaster to skim over.
  6. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    I like a devil scratch. Run the float over and press the backing coat it in a bit, knock off any small high spots and get the key.
  7. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    Lol I read again and properly paid attention, cheers mate
  8. Cornelius

    Marshalltown carbon bargain

    Perseverance John! Refina are quality trowels I’m sure if you give it a fair trial it will be a decent trowel.
  9. Cornelius

    Marshalltown carbon bargain

    There’s nothing more thrilling than buying a new trowel! It’s more than just a tool, it’s a loyal companion for years.
  10. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    Ok so you’ve floated your wall with waterproof in it and left it to cure for a few days minimum, does it need Pva to skim over to control suction and create a bond? Or skim straight over because the waterproof will slow the suction and the devil scratch creates a key?
  11. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    I’d be seriously worried if someone would float that depth in one coat! I think you’re on the wind up again ;) 27mm lol. What I meant was with hardwall you coat the blocks then go over it again and rule off. Do people do the same for sand cement etc?
  12. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    Yeah I used to do insurance work and it was a hack off up to 1.2 high and float the bottom half and patch in. Lazy really but that’s what the surveyors would price for.
  13. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    I might be doing some work for a damp proofing company and although the technique of floating isn’t a problem or confusing my understanding of sand cement internal work is poor. With the drying times and additives etc? I’ll most likely be working off a spec but doesn’t harm to know what’s right...
  14. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    I Damp proofing aswell, plenty of places with damp problems. Definitely better materials to use but not always an option.
  15. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    Is that bagged lime render?
  16. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    Cheers I think some will have done it exactly the same as you and some will say it’s too soon to skim after one day? I’ve never had a problem or comeback going over next day though.
  17. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    Much easier but not always the best option.
  18. Cornelius

    Internal sand and cement float and set

    Just curious at to what the correct procedure is? Sand cement floating has been pretty much obsolete in my time as a plasterer apart from damp proofing jobs. I learned with toughcoat and now hardwall but have used sand/cement on occasions. I’ve looked through some old threads and there was...
  19. Cornelius

    Carbon going cheap on facebook

    Carbon permashape. Probably a decent trowel
  20. Cornelius

    Just broke up

    I’ve had enough already, it’s starting to make me feel sick. I’m so bored. I keep getting up to look out the window? So restless. I spent two hours in the gym earlier. I keep eating even though I’m not hungry. Tonight I might have to get some cans and just slowly sedate my mind.
  21. Cornelius

    Nela

    Think he’s from Leeds or Sheffield? Blair? Seems like a sound guy actually, nice chap. He might well be on the forum?
  22. Cornelius

    What you spend your penny’s on

    Inherited this omega watch from my grandpa, he died a few months ago and was in his 90’s I love wearing it but scared to lose it or damage it. Not sure if it’s the original leather strap or it’s a replacement, don’t know how old the watch is. My dad thinks between 20-30 years old , absolutely...
  23. Cornelius

    Ceilings.

    Definitely needs a few more boards!
  24. Cornelius

    Ceilings.

    Don’t trust myself on stilts tried them once and didn’t like it. Worried I’d fall over and break my arm or something.
  25. Cornelius

    Ceilings.

    Don’t do it like that often enough. Get a better finish when it’s all decked out. Easier for cross trowelling.
  26. Cornelius

    Moaning part 2:

    Someone on hear recently mentioned having a specific rendering season like March - October? And anything outside of those months wasn’t considered?
  27. Cornelius

    Moaning part 2:

    I’ll pass on your message and tell him! I’m just imagining the extent of my meltdown after I’ve laid on the top jumped down to bottom lift to start bottom and then the top sets and I start struggling and then it pisses down on me and two weeks later I get a call that it’s all gone hollow and...
  28. Cornelius

    Moaning part 2:

    I did lol. I’be got a little kitchen domestic job to do instead. Scratch coat needs a good while to cure in December and tomorrow is atrocious weather.
  29. Cornelius

    Moaning part 2:

    Absolutely lashing it down tomorrow and that scratch coat will still be soft tomorrow I’d be able to poke my finger in it. Go over it with rapid cement would be a disaster and seems totally wrong. Rapid is great for odd reveals and patches. Not an entire chimney, it’s a big chimney aswell. Just...
  30. Cornelius

    Moaning part 2:

    Scratched up a large tall chimney earlier in sand cement. Obviously not a good time of the year for external sand cement. Builder wants me to go back tomorrow and top it off on a green scratch coat? With rapid cement!!! Before the rain comes in at lunch. What the actual f**k. Today has been a...
  31. Cornelius

    Cancer cures !!!!..??

    I took them for about six months after I was sick. Prescribed them even though my cholesterol was fine. No side effects. Don’t take them anymore doctors decided I didn’t need them after all.
  32. Cornelius

    Cancer cures !!!!..??

    You’d get skin cancer mate too much harmful rays?
  33. Cornelius

    Cancer cures !!!!..??

    Was he a stoner by any chance?
  34. Cornelius

    Gypsum Hardwall

    Float in the morning set after lunch. You must have left it too long to go bone dry.
  35. Cornelius

    What’s the Nelda black edition?

    Can you change/replace the blades on the spats? What thickness blades are they? Pole attachments for ceilings etc?
  36. Cornelius

    What’s the Nelda black edition?

    It does look good I must admit! The spat in particular looks decent
  37. Cornelius

    What’s the Nelda black edition?

    I’m not buying anything else I’ve been using my mt carbon on skimming again and got the edge nice and sharp again after ruining it on render. Lovely trowel right the way through set. Certainly not buying anything else because it’s a different colour handle or whatever. @John j you not happy with...
  38. Cornelius

    What’s the Nelda black edition?

    Sat at home sipping some cans bored shitless on a Friday night, found a new trowel!! Lol what this black edition business? Not read anything on here about it yet?
  39. Cornelius

    How does my son join a plasterers gang in the Merseyside area?

    Ok a bit more constructive... if he rings around, emails local contractors. Agencies maybe? It has to be him to be putting himself out there though. Apologies if my first post was too blunt.
  40. Cornelius

    How does my son join a plasterers gang in the Merseyside area?

    No mate lol. Not handbags the answer to the question is blatantly obvious he needs to be pro active and be putting himself out there in my opinion. Not having someone do it for him.
  41. Cornelius

    How does my son join a plasterers gang in the Merseyside area?

    Perhaps he should be showing the initiative and not have you doing it for him?
  42. Cornelius

    Anyone using these trowels?

    Hang on to it mate, it might be worth a try with the winter months ahead!
  43. Cornelius

    Anyone using these trowels?

    Welcome to the forum by the way
  44. Cornelius

    Anyone using these trowels?

    Lol I’ve managed to control my intense urges to buy new trowels. Not bought a new one for well over a year now! And not seen the ones in the link before.
  45. Cornelius

    Sbr slurry- ok to render onto once it’s gone off?

    Lime is a plasticiser and waterproofer is a waterproofer so two different things? Lime and feb/plasticiser is similar and makes the render very sticky to float. That’s why I don’t use lime and Feb together but always use waterproof in the scratch which I know some people don’t like. In summer if...
  46. Cornelius

    Sbr slurry- ok to render onto once it’s gone off?

    Just sounds like personal preference. People have different ideas of mix ratios for top and scratch, line no lime etc. The way I was taught works for me without any problems or comebacks.
  47. Cornelius

    Sbr slurry- ok to render onto once it’s gone off?

    What creates suction? Lime or no lime? Waterproofed/plasticiser replaced lime? I don’t understand any of what you wrote there.
  48. Cornelius

    Sbr slurry- ok to render onto once it’s gone off?

    Yeah lime in scratch makes it nicer to spread. Torquay Devon. Why not lime in scratch? I’m curious now....
  49. Cornelius

    Sbr slurry- ok to render onto once it’s gone off?

    Lime is a good plasticiser I always throw in lime 5:1:1 with silver sand. Scratch and top with lime. That’s how it’s done down here.
  50. Cornelius

    G.A.Y THEAD 2!!!

    What is it about tyzacks you prefer? I had one about 15 years ago and it was ready for skimming straight away but seemed to lose its shape very quickly so I went back to mt.
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