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    Wot I learnt today.......

    1. Bags of plaster dated 2014 go off a bit quick when mixed. 2. The addition of a goodly amount of board adhesive re***ds the above significantly. 3. If the board adhesive is a little vintage, a deal of,whisking to eliminate lumps negates the retardant action, bringing you back to item 1. 4. A...
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    Motor neurone disease - Rugby fans.

    Any rugby fans on here? Take a look at this vid......humbling.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1VIDd7Qhco
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    New Tools on offer

    Righto lads and lasses, there’s another thread on this forum that a good bloke called @Olican has started to raise money for charity.....check it out. Here’s the deal, a tenner donation gets you into the draw .......you will win some of the tools that the best spreads in the parish would give...
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    Dabbing foil backed board.

    Help. Gotta wall to skim that will have to be dabbed. Builder has specified 25mm celotex backed board, however, there is an area of the wall that is too proud to put on the celotex board, I've got to use foil backed 12.5mm for that bit. Question is ........will it stick? What adhesive is best...
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    sponge renovation

    just thought I'd share this ..... forgot to clean out my sponge after using it on a reskim job. Thought it was beyond help. I remembered a post recently about cleaning trowels by soaking them in washing powder..... soooo......left overnight in a bucket of daz.....Tadah!
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    I miss this ....

    once upon a time I owned a bike like this......a red one....with viper pipes and a black double bubble screen.........Brum,brum
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    plaster whisk problem today

    Thank god it's friday.......if it had happened on a monday I'd have had a meltdown, Working in an old victorian end terrace ...complete reskim for a laid back "that'll do" kind of builder... walls all over the place...patched etc.etc Had a mare of a day yesterday chasing the set (x 2)....decided...
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    plaster whisk problem today

    Thank god it's friday.......if it had happened on a monday I'd have had a meltdown, Working in an old victorian end terrace ...complete reskim for a laid back "that'll do" kind of builder... walls all over the place...patched etc.etc Had a mare of a day yesterday chasing the set (x 2)....decided...
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    insufficient priviledges

    apparently I have some of the above....... this means that I can't post replies on some threads........ I feel like the kid with last years trainers...... or the one with a three speed sturmey archer geared bike when all my "mates" have carbon ten speed racers....:( so that's me ......finished
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    Plastering up to backer board

    Right lads, need advice please..(I was going to add "sensible if poss"....but, well ...).. Anyhoo, got to do a lot of skimming up to cement backer boards, they abut walls and obviously ceilings as well. The client (and now me), is worried about cracking at these junctions. My questions are...
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    How can this bloke have just disappeared??

    http://www.findcorrie.co.uk/ I expect most of you will have seen this on the news, a serving member of the RAF has disappeared, ......with no trace.......nothing.....despite a massive search, and media coverage there is no sign of him. His phone was traced to a place miles from his last...
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    Tax Paid.

    Just bit the bullet and sent off some dosh to HMRC..... Don't forget lads, if you don't cough up my street lights will go out, and I'll get no potholes filled.. Dig deep, it's for the best.....
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    Things are looking up

    saw this today
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    Carpool karaoke .......merry xmas

    Don't know how to post the link, but have a look ........cheerful fun Its on YouTube
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    Nail pouches

    Just got some new nail pouches. Used to have the usual leather ones, apron type two or three pockets on each and a place for knife, padsaw tape etc, always thought the pockets shite coz they close up and I found it hard to get my hand in. Soooooo, I bought a new set online from toolstore...
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    Best joke you've heard...

    A bloke goes into the doctors, doctors asks "what's the problem"....matey says "me cocks gone orange".... Blimey says doc after taking a look....he's puzzled and asks a few questions, says "what do you do for a living".....bloke says "nothing now, took early retirement".... Doc says "good for...
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    Fibrelime

    Anyone here know if fibrelime can be spray applied? Have already posted in the machine section,just hedging my bets. Dropsalot.
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    help & advice please

    Need help from experienced machine men on this forum......... Might have a job on using Fibrelime onto new breeze block. 1. Is it sprayable? (Fibre lime that is). 2. What machine would you use. 3. Can I hire a suitable machine and give it a go myself? (Is it difficult, what are the problems) 4...
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