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  1. David2820

    Fight

    Andy would you say your a glass half full or half empty type of guy?
  2. David2820

    New apprentice.

    How much do you charge your builders for a 1st, 2nd & 3rd yr apprentice if on day rate?
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    Rendagrip

    Same as but you can one coat it if you want
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    Does this look right?

    These guys/girls could not repair this work, you could attempt it yourself with an electric sander & filler but you’ll be a while & as mentioned the prep was probably none existent so it may well start to blow soon. Sorry but the fact that your asking on here and even considering letting them...
  5. David2820

    Comdoms

    Tell my doctor tht...
  6. David2820

    Comdoms

    I’ll show him my arse cleavage if he wants...
  7. David2820

    Comdoms

    It’s fine, I’ve had it twice, early night & a lemsip sorts it right out...
  8. David2820

    Caught red handed

    We had a tramp take our lunch from our shop front canteen in Blackpool yrs ago lol. To be fair he only took the food, I don’t blame him because the labourer had to knock the shed down on the back of the job he was living in but he went abt it the wrong way.
  9. David2820

    Flating rock

    My mate put ghostbuster on a customs/immigration card once and they almost refused him entry...
  10. David2820

    Patchy krend ??

    I’ve never used it but yeah I believe they are colour coded. I think it soaks in to it too rather than laying on top so it doesn’t affect the finish, (pits etc.) if so you might fine you still have the smooth areas around your worms, (first pass line) but I’m sure it will look better. Stick some...
  11. David2820

    Patchy krend ??

    Auto correct!!! “Put your”
  12. David2820

    Patchy krend ??

    As mentioned it sounds like you’ve scratched back to your first pass, next time try and again it your 2nd coat on thicker and or flatter so you don’t have to take so much off. You also get small white powdery dots if you have hydrated bits of K-rend in the bag which haven’t mixed during mixing...
  13. David2820

    Considering a three phase.

    How do you find the XL? Would you recommend them? You had any other machines
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    Which machine would you recommend?

    I’m looking at getting myself a machine, it’s for monocouche but I would be open to buying a multi purpose one if there’s enough people recommending them. I Have worked with g5s many moons ago so I’ve got an idea how they work. I’ll mainly be using it on domestic jobs & new build houses. I...
  15. David2820

    Which machine would you recommend?

    I’m looking at getting myself a machine for monocouche. I Have worked with g5s many moons ago so I’ve got an idea how they work. I’ll mainly be using it on domestic jobs & new build houses. I doubt I’ll be on anything larger than a house anytime soon. Any suggestions on a machine if to buy new &...
  16. David2820

    Considering a three phase.

    I’m looking at getting myself a machine, I Have worked with g5s many moons ago so I’ve got an idea how they work. I’ll mainly be using it on domestic jobs & new build houses. I doubt I’ll be on anything larger than a house anytime soon. Any suggestions on a machine if to buy new & if 2nd hand...
  17. David2820

    In my head

    He couldn’t afford it he’s a plasterer....
  18. David2820

    Finding joist when over-boarding?

    Looks the nuts but a bit pricey for me.
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    Prices in Northumberland

    All I here from the joiners is “if you can piss you can plaster” lol until I let him have a go.
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    Prices in Northumberland

    Some contractors paid £1.50 tack £2 dab or skim, but we got £2.50 for either one of the 3 measuring straight thru the openings with nothing for beading. £2.50 scratch coat & £5 butter coat & wetdash. This was for a contractor not direct, he had his long time lads who he’d of paid more too. I...
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    Prices in Northumberland

    For a contractor too not direct
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    Prices in Northumberland

    Subcontracting on lab only, new build apartments & houses
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    Prices in Northumberland

    Yes £2.50/m2 skim in early 2000
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    Prices in Northumberland

    Wow. Hope it’s big hits with suspended ceilings
  25. David2820

    Prices in Northumberland

    It’s down to us all to change that. It’s to easy to skim a wall & call yourself a plaster hence the cheap jobs getting done. I’m all up for anyone wanting to better themselves and having a go so you can’t knock it. You’ve just got to put the effort in to get the decent work. It’s never going to...
  26. David2820

    Finding joist when over-boarding?

    I’d buy one if it was any good
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    Finding joist when over-boarding?

    Sounds a lot of effort that one. I just lightly hit the ceiling/wall to feel where the joist are, mark then snap a line across. If I’m unsure I’ll put a hole either side of the joist to gain the centre. I’ve tried joist finders before because I hate the dust but they get a bit lost on thick lath...
  28. David2820

    Finding joist when over-boarding?

    What do you use to find joist when over boarding? I still use the good old hammer
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    Best way to bodge this

    Love it lol
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    Prices in Northumberland

    I used to get £5 back in 2003
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    Straight from bucket or spot-board?

    Looking at imago’s post which bucket do we use got me wondering how many of us use straight from the bucket or work from a spot board. I mix it up depending on the job, mainly site or domestic.
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    Feeling lucky...

    Yeah I tht thanks for the tip tho.
  33. David2820

    Anyone left the game only to return???

    Anyone left the game? For how long? What did you do/are doing instead? Anyone have a 2nd job? Why did you leave?
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    Plasterboard adhesive on old brick wall

    Remember if you put a thin coat of pva on first that that thin layer of glue is between the adhesive & brick. Not necessary and could compromise the spec in my opinion, fine for skim bonding but not the weight of adhesive, board, skim etc but prob just me being anal. But deffo don’t want to...
  35. David2820

    Feeling lucky...

    All that’s left from the last bag of grey, saves waiting a week at least for 1bag
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    Plasterboard adhesive on old brick wall

    Use British gypsum dab too I find it sticks slightly better than Knauf/lafarge
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    What type of render is this?

    My money would be on monocouche, k-rend, Parex, Webber or the like. Can’t see any fleck but could still be k-rend, possibly polar white or ivory, Parex 300... it’s quite difficult to patch the marks you’ve described without cutting them out and refilling but without knowing which colour it is &...
  38. David2820

    Skimming plasterboard this is what i have become

    3 gauges done over 3days my guess.
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    Plasterboard adhesive on old brick wall

    Just brush off looses mortar & dust, wet allow water to soak in so the wall is damp but without surface water, Dab. It will stick like sh**. Trust me. If your concerned do this in one area with a small piece of board, say 5” square and try to Pull it off the following day.
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    Skimming plasterboard this is what i have become

    It’s at least 2days looking how dry tht ceiling is... I’d put my money on 3.
  41. David2820

    Original cornicing

    This is one way of doing it as mentioned, standard skim stop.
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