I'm halfway through the level 3 AET and Level 3 NVQ plastering in preparation for changing from plasterer to teacher.
Does anyone know where I could apply for a job without using an agency? Seems their cut is massive
A mate just called me to say his son just fell on to his trowel.
He's severed the artery in his arm and gone through to the bone...
Luckily someone was with him to apply a tourniquet and they made it to hospital before he bled out.
He's currently in surgery.
Be careful. We're all basically...
So...went to do a job today, a favour for a joiner whos been working for a bloke who sacked his plasterers.
Basically we were there to finish off what they left when they got booted off.
Here is what we found of their work....and this wasn't even being reskimmed...
Well got to give a big shout out to @Vincey who came over with his ritmo to save my bacon.
Driving up to the job I see in the darkness a huge grin...who is this? At this time? Early?
Yep...Vince...ready for his day's (sorry half day's :LOL:) graft.
He sets up his machine with...
...for next week in Sheffield ... just for a day for a 55m gable to help us get it on.
As some might know my machine fooked up so I'm now without, and I was already obligated to do this job.
Might be rest of extension too if you want it.
PM me please
Ok f**k this s**t.
I've had enough.
25 years experience. I'll give you two good gauges a day. Clean and tidy. Good with customers. Internal and external.
Gimme a steady job someone if you think its so good.
Selling my stuff, not a complete set up but if anyones interested...
Eze mix in top condition just bought from P1SS for £1500...just throw a bag on and it mixes
Gentilin compressor used on one job on;ly...cost £700
Eze 24...I took the motor off to replace the steel bar and I...
I need my NVQ 3 and I've emailed various firms but they never get back to me.
Prices range from £1200 to £5400 for the same thing...and some wont accept the advanced learner loan which I'll need.
I need onsite visits...can anyone help?
Just finished 120m weber no probs.
Came to do a wee 30m parex and crack...whole thing sounds like I'm churning marbles. Took hose off and smoke coming out of r/s.
So...cleaned it all out and changed r/s to the spare....crack....whole thing sounds like I'm churning marbles.
16m of hose filled...
Ok so theres no manual to download for my EZE24 so I just went in blind and changed the mixing shaft....but did I do it right?
Unbolted the motor to expose the shaft
Around the shaft was about a centimetre gap that was filled with what I thought was old mono...but I'm pretty sure it was some...
Ok so the bar with hooks on it that attaches to the rotor/stator...the hooks are nearly gone...is there a replacement bar?
Ain't got time to send the machine away so could do with DIY...
Mainly for @Plasterers1StopShop coz Ryans not the best at answering PMs (y)
Ok so I got round to using the Smarter Surfaces stuff.
I built my daughter a bunk bed and coated the wall above.
I couldn't get on with it I'm afraid...the wall was so uneven to start with that the stuff went on too thick in parts and slumped.
Tried to do a second coat really tight but again...
In the next few months I'm thinking of getting the eze mix to complement my eze24.
Got a fair bit of mono coming up and some nice newbuild internals too (gonna try spray finish at last)
Anyone know if their up to the job?
Anything similar out there in the same price bracket?
Ok so I'm starting a mono job and I've just been informed the guy is having his upvc windows spray painted first.
I'm very concerned about taping them up...I'm certain I'll pull the paint off and even scratch it when scraping the reveals.
The window people insist they cant spray them after...
Pricing a job up to mono a hotel and Weber have come out and specified 30mm pral m.
This is double the thickness I usually do and in my mind is gonna take twice the effort to apply.
1. Should I be charging double? ( seems stupidly pricey)
2. Would you still go wet on wet (on wet again)?
Been asked to mono a gable thats made of stone.
First thoughts were to hack off, dub out with OCR before rendaid and mono.
Any issues with OCR on soft stone?
Should I be using something different?
Never gone over something so...rough.
Dont know why theyre sideways...
Looking for a good trowel thats not as hard as MT and not as soft as a s*p*r*lex.
I'm finding the MT isn't flattening as nice on this new gear, and the SF just leaves it greasy and bumpy until the final flick.
Did a shower in micro and I gave it a coat of clear matte. Then when the guy has a shower these damp patches appear. I said it would need another coat of clear but I was working for the bathroom fitter so he gave it a coat as I was busy.
This is still happening when he showers....why?
I see this in most people in the construction industry under 35...sorry if you're not one of them!
Geezer I work with and I both have keys to job, when I get there first I'm inside cracking on. When he gets there first he sits in his car and waits for me.
On day rates at the moment and...
Thought it might be a good idea to start a thread about dealing with problems should they arise...
Halo's in micro, tears in venetian, burnishing issues, knock and bump damage?
Anyone had to deal with any of these yet?
Ok say you've had your vehicle a few years and its time to sell.
Why wont the inside of it clean???
And how the hell do you stop the carpets, dash and everywhere getting covered in plaster dust???
Does my nut in. I've just got a new truck...its spotless and I want to keep it that way...but how??
I was told on a course I did early this year that you could if necessary give a microcement finish using no base.
The first coat of fino has to have a key....
Anyone done this?
I don't want to do this often but I'm now in a situation beyond my control where I have to on this one...