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    Trowel

    Just ordered another 18” Nela Gold , but I like my toys so more than likely will have a back up . Never tried the Duraflex is it pure s*x
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    Trowel

    Morning Gents I’ve somehow got a kink in my Nela Giold mark 11 I normally use it for final cross trowel , again down to personal preference . Any trowels out there you can recommend. I use Marshalltown throughout until it comes to cross trowel . Thx
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    Dewalt DCD240 paddle mixer

    Funny enough Danny I read this post the other day mate
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    Dewalt DCD240 paddle mixer

    I bloody hope so lol
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    Dewalt DCD240 paddle mixer

    My drills have always been 110 from when I was on site ,I’ve got Alpha Eibenstock .
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    Dewalt DCD240 paddle mixer

    Thx chaps for the feedback much appreciated
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    Dewalt DCD240 paddle mixer

    Ok thanks for the info , I’m not on site but don’t like the idea struggles with drywall .
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    Dewalt DCD240 paddle mixer

    You had it a while , take it you get a decent warranty with it . Is it ok for mixing up board adhesive too ?
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    Dewalt DCD240 paddle mixer

    Is there anyone on this forum purchased a Dewalt Paddle Mixer , just wondering what there like for £600 ? Do like the idea of not lugging round 110 transformer though plus extension lead . But does it justify the coin ?
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    Impact driver

    If I had 65s I’d of used them Out in the sticks so couldn’t justify going out of my way . My drill still would’ve struggled . Time to use my furlough dollar & invest in a decent drill .
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    Impact driver

    To be fare the 50mm screws didn’t seem to catch as wel, went in way too easy
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    Impact driver

    Yes mate doesn’t seem to have enough power mine though , I swapped the drywall holder into to the Makita & was a piece of piss
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    Impact driver

    Evening Gents been over boarding ceilings today with 75nm screws I’ve got a Bosch impact driver but it’s been hard work with it , plumber lent me his Makita lithium one & seemed a lot easier . Just getting the feelers out whether to get the Makita one or is there anything better on the market ...
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    Acoustic & sound proof suction

    No he’s got both boards mate
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    Acoustic & sound proof suction

    Good evening chaps , got to skim 2 walls tomorrow one is acoustic the other sound proof , was wondering what the suction is like , customer purchased multi but was thinking I’ll get a few bags of thistle if it’s going to hang around . Thx
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    Marshalltown 16 “ permashape gold

    I agree with that , I was just questioning if anyone had any issues when purchasing one with how bent they are . I might travel to another stockists & see if they’re any better
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    Marshalltown 16 “ permashape gold

    What’s your weapon of choice Sir ?
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    Marshalltown 16 “ permashape gold

    Good evening chaps has anybody purchased a Marshalltown recently, I’ve been to Screwfix to purchase a 16” this morning & all 3 that I looked at when you eye it down the edge of the trowel are bent as a bag of crisps .I know they’ve got a bit of flex in them , just wondering if they’re all like...
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    Sand cement

    Bloody hell this original post has opened a can of worms lol
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    Sand cement

    I’m going back Wednesday to skim the S/C it’ll have been 5 days I’m guessing they’ll be fare bit of suction on the walls , I’m going to use Thistle , I’ll skim the reveal just to see suction & go from there .
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    Sand cement

    I’m going back Wednesday, hopefully 5 days will be ok ,
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    Sand cement

    People have there own opinion or different methods of doing the job , it’s the easiest job to criticise someone’s work , I certainly don’t claim to be the best plasterer in the world far from it . But now & again if I’m not too sure on something I’d like to think I’ve come to the right forum for...
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    Sand cement

    Bloody hell then I’ll be going back xmas day then , sure they’ll be ok with it ,” don’t mind me love carry on with the Brussels “
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    Sand cement

    The light isn’t showing it great but it is keyed ok
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    Sand cement

    Good afternoon chaps I’ve just sand cemented a couple walls which had issues with damp , the customer put KA tanking slurry on a while ago , I scratch coated it yesterday & put top coat on today & rubbed it up . My question is what finish coat to put on it . A friend I know who’s an old school...
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    Tyzac trowels

    Ok appreciate your honesty with that comment, think it my swerve me in the way of another Marshalltown, if it’s not broke don’t fix it .... Thx
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    Tyzac trowels

    Thought that might be the case nothing these days is made to last ....
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    Tyzac trowels

    Sorry there you go
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    Tyzac trowels

    Not a lot really to be honest but I want to by a new trowel for wearing in anyway i thought I might purchase the tyzac as probably like a lot of plasterers we have a favourite trowel . The one on the left of the image is 2nd trowel or final trowel , the other one is for laying down 1st troweling...
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    Tyzac trowels

    Was it like this the one you purchased ?
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    Tyzac trowels

    Thank you for your reply , I’ll have a look at that , wasn’t too sure if they did them in 14”
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    Tyzac trowels

    Hi chaps can anyone recommend a decent carbon steel Tyzac trowel , I’ve always had Marshalltown & a few Nelas etc , but out of curiosity I’d like to give one a try , I heard they used to be a good trowel back in the 80s but not sure if that’s the case now or not ? Thx
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    Barrelled Reveals

    Afternoon chaps , just like to find out different methods of curved reveals “barrelled” Looked at a job the other day although I’m not going to do it as it’s a big project . Would like to know your take on them . At the moment it’s all boarded square around all the windows...
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    Skimming Buckets

    No to be fare they look ok the Putz , but as I’ve got 50 ltr Refina , knowing how good they are thought I’d stay with the brand . Just shy of £20 with delivery thrown in for the 35ltr
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    Skimming Buckets

    Thanks for your thoughts on this , I’ve opted for the Refina as they’ve offered free delivery
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    Skimming Buckets

    To be totally honest , I do a lot of domestic plastering , & cant always mix up in the room I’m working in , so if I’m outside mixing up & have to carry a 30 ltr bucket of muck up the stairs it’s a lot easier with a bucket with a handle on
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    Skimming Buckets

    Good evening gents , looking to get a decent skimming bucket with a handle , I’ve got a Refina 50 ltr , just wanted a 30ltr preferably with a decent bottom not those thin flimsy ones from Wickes Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thx
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    Carlite finish

    Where’s that from mate
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    Carlite finish

    Do you have less time than multi on it ?
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    Carlite finish

    Drywalltoolsdirect.co.uk are selling it for £11a bag with VAT free delivery over £100 so might give them a try . Little bit nervous of using a new product to be honest as might be safer on plasterboard to start with as at least I’ll know the suction on board say compare to an old lime wall with...
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    Carlite finish

    Think he mentioned £25 a bag will ring tomorrow just to confirm, seen it at £10 a bag online but not sure if I can get it local to me .
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    Carlite finish

    Morning as we are all aware Multi finish is like dinosaur poo unless you want to pay £40 a pop . Just asking out there if anyone has used carlite finish & what is it like to work with compared to multi finish ? I’ve been offered some carlite finish next week from a merchants as he reckons it’ll...
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    Plasterboard wrong way up

    Good evening gents , not long back from doing a quote for a customer . They’ve had a friend /builder in to do the works , he’s studded ceiling & walls celotexed it etc . Problem being he has not only nailed everything his managed to put the boards...
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    Nail Pouch

    Hah your not far wrong regarding tracksuit bottoms , George of Asda . I have Scruff trousers but I find them uncomfortable when crouching down on my knees , I know you can have knee pads but quite like the freedom with jogging bottoms
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