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    Universl gypliner wall system

    You still fit the top track to the ceiling, just screw at an angle.
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    Fixing tolerances for metal studs

    It will be fine. As I said before not breaking the paper on the board is the most important thing. If you do just put another one in an inch away. Self drill screws are for heavier gauge metal such as met/ sec. Normal fine thread drywall screws suffice.
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    Fixing tolerances for metal studs

    Don't overthink it. The key thing with plasterboarding is Don't break the paper on the board it's the strength. Remember to stagger the joints opposite sides of the m/f.
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    Fixing tolerances for metal studs

    You but the boards up tight to each other on m/f.
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    Board mate

    I got a set of original metal ones. Same as you, use them now and again on slopes when I can't be arsed to get the lifter out.
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    Advice on repairing old ceiling

    Overboard and skim it.
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    masks on site

    I know you should not laugh at peoples demise but I did chuckle at the covid denier who died of covid a day after testing positive. Always refused to wear a mask, believed what he read online.The true meaning of irony.
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    Long hop ups on offer at wickes

    Bought one today, what a bit of kit for the money
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    You know when you been caspered

    The bloke you are working for is not a builder, he's a cowboy. Yea ha!!!
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    Repainting a wall with visible joint

    A couple of coats of easyfill 20. Then a light sand.
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    Advice regarding metal studs prior to plasterboard.

    Do the timber in 2 bits. Fix the top piece first through the track and from underneath then the second insert into the track and fix top and bottom.
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    Advice regarding metal studs prior to plasterboard.

    Just use timber and fix through the back. What they call 2x2 timber is in fact only 45 mm square.
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    Your Unique tricks of the trade that no one knows

    That was a great tip you put up before. I would never of thought of it .
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    Dewalt Carbon stapler

    Just checked it was a rapid 7.2 v. £90. But I would advise you to go with the milwaukee. Its about £110 bare tool plus another £40 for a cheap charger and batteries.
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    Dewalt Carbon stapler

    Can't remember off hand its a while ago I got it. If I bought one now I would get that milwaukee one. It looks the biz. I think I paid £80 or £90. I would pay the extra next time as replacement batteries are cheap, so are chargers.
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    Dewalt Carbon stapler

    Once you've gone over to a battery stapler you would never go back. I like to use 15mm brads and fire straight through the beads. Gets then nice and tight. Use staples if the boarding is naff.
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    Insulating Victorian walls

    We live mid terrace, Victorian house near major river.
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    Insulating Victorian walls

    My own house, we had damp issues. It had been injected but that's a waste ot time as any guarantee is not worth a w@nk.
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    Insulating Victorian walls

    I used Instastick to fix 25mm celotex then stuck 12.5mm over the top on my house. It is now so cheap to heat. Wickes cheapest 25mm celotex type insulation is £23 +£8 for plasterboard . Bargain and thats without the 10% trade discount.
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    Not a bad few months

    In some cases they don't close your account but they limit the amount you can have on so you don't bother eg, under £10!
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    Not a bad few months

    Its all right until they shut you accounts down. Hardest thing now is getting on.
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    have you changed your views on brexit

    The eu is no different to the old Soviet Union. People in power at the top that you can't vote out. It will fall apart in 3 yrs as more countries vote to leave.
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    What are these spots

    Get a can of stain block and give them a spray. It should stop them showing through.
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    Cylicone renders looks bumpy with lights on

    If Brad Pitt shone a torch up his face he would look like quasimodo! No different with render, I can't see why people can't understand it. If you see up and down lights on brickwork it looks like the bricks have been layed with a shovel.
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    Do you do the lottery?

    A friend of mine and his work mates won just under 4 million, completely changed his life.
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    Covid vaccine

    Next year I would have thought you won't get travel insurance without having had the vacine.
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    edinburgh woolen mills, debs, arcadia group

    The high Street was gone years ago. Nothing to do with covid, business rates are stupidly high. They kill shops and pubs thats why every Street is full of charity shops, they pay a fraction of proper business rates but council's and mp's can't see it. Rant over lol!
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    Anyone used these ?

    Because of the shape I feel really safe on them. Danny did a good review on them when they came out. I don't try and sprint around and always have nothing in the way.
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    Anyone used these ?

    Without doubt mate. Love mine.
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    Mixing drill

    Better than my 110v ebinstock 1800w.
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    Anyone used these ?

    Brilliant things, I'm too old for adjustable stilts but love these. Danny swears by his as well
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    Blow ceiling plaster different thicknesses

    Always overboard, false economy doing anything else.
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    Maradona dead..

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    Maradona dead..

    You made my mrs cry, she pissed herself laughing
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    Maradona dead..

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    Bond over timber

    Dab it over, much better job.
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    Loft Conversion with Eco-Trus

    The metal joist system looks good but would need more insulation for a bedroom to meet building regs.
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    Mojo gone

    I thought it might help, quick to flatten and less wear and tear on the body.
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    Mojo gone

    Put less on until you get back to normal. Do you use a speedskim?
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    Megamixer v Collomix

    If the noise is a real problem for you pop earbuds in or wear ear defenders. The orange rubber ones from screwfix are good.
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    Tlling over tiles

    Mapei eco prim grip. Paint on ready to go in under an hour. Best pregrit out there. Cannot understand how bg can't produce same sort of product, it spanks theirs.
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    The best mate. Tell him to mix up a bit at a time, mixes up easy. I like mine on the stiff side, it grabs well.
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    Mapei Pro Flexible Grey Wall & Floor Tile Adhesive
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    Nice little sat job

    This is cheap off eBay.
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    Labs got covid

    Thats the problem, most of the younger generation are as thick as sh#t! How can you not know the symptoms for covid.
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    Patching terylene.

    The nearer you hold the flicker gun to the wall the flatter the finish. If you play about with the distance and wetness of the mix you can exactly match it. You just need a bit of patience.
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    Patching terylene.

    I did one the other week. The mix i use is 3 builders sand , 1 cement, 3 parts water to 1 sbr, a glug of waterproofer and a touch of Feb. Mix with a drill it creams up lovely.
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    Tennis or golf

    Use a hawk, it just sits on your hand!
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    Open a can of worms

    Why do they need more skimmers? All the big national house builders in the south tape and joint.