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  1. pftmonojetman

    Looking for Keene’s Cement Substitute

    Sets in about 15/20 minutes. you can run them in situ or cast them.
  2. pftmonojetman

    Looking for Keene’s Cement Substitute

    Herculite no2 is the closest you will get to Keene’s nowadays
  3. pftmonojetman

    Limelite - Experienced Plasterer in Ribble Valley Area

    I tried it once before I reckon I’ll wing it. :cool::cool:
  4. pftmonojetman

    Limelite - Experienced Plasterer in Ribble Valley Area

    If you’re struggling to find anyone to do it I can have a look at the job for you. We do a lot of work around Chipping, Hurst Green etc on the stone properties.
  5. pftmonojetman

    2.5 years old lime render crumbling away... advice appreciated

    Was it rendered with putty lime or hydraulic ? If he’s used putty lime mortar it looks like there is no pozzy in the mortar.
  6. pftmonojetman

    Old time spreads

    You can’t get Keene’s, Parian or Martin’s any more the closest you’ll get to these plasters now is Herculite.
  7. pftmonojetman

    Let see your Pics

    Yeah three coat lime plaster. It’s an awkward b*****d no room for buckets
  8. pftmonojetman

    Let see your Pics

    Working on Levens Hall near Kendal. Stone spiral staircase.
  9. pftmonojetman

    Lime Renderers req,d for Scottish Borders project.

    Try this guy http://www.limerich.com/
  10. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Took some doing to be honest. I was a site man but I f**k**g hated it in the end. So I saw a niche and fancied doing it full time. A lime plasterer was looking for a lift so I jumped in with him. Did a lot of begging and trying to prove myself kept looking at the listed building consent on the...
  11. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    I was going to tag you in that photo
  12. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Cheers got some nice projects in the pipeline this year and next.
  13. pftmonojetman

    Lime Renderers req,d for Scottish Borders project.

    Thanks for the shout mate, appreciate it. But I’m stacked out at the moment
  14. pftmonojetman

    Stabilizing Sandstone

    https://www.masonsmortar.co.uk/knowledge-base-3/mm-stone-brick-step-support-mortar-user-guides-and-data-sheets/masons-mortar-ltd-mm-stone-repair-mortar/
  15. pftmonojetman

    I need to replace a missing Mitre Rod or Joint Rule - - where can I get one?

    https://www.industrialplasters.com/prod/general-tools/joint-rule
  16. pftmonojetman

    Wet dash

    No where near yet mate
  17. pftmonojetman

    Wet dash

    Should be fine, I don’t think he has any worries to be honest
  18. pftmonojetman

    Wet dash

    Sounds a bit too cement rich. I would have replaced one bucket of cement for a bucket of sharp sand. The lime is to make the dash sticky so the stones can get coated in mortar in the mixer.
  19. pftmonojetman

    Lime Plaster - Not Gypsum Multi Finish?

    Am I reading right. Are you using pva on lime?
  20. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Thanks Dave, This is the Clock room next to the bar area. It was the meeting room for the “Friends of Wythenshawe Hall” The lantern had been leaking for years and the ceiling was in a real bad state. It’s been decorated in distemper. Just the carpet to go down now,
  21. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Never too late
  22. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Thanks mate, I can honestly say I’ve loved every minute
  23. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Nowt a bit of easifil won’t sort
  24. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Cheers Andy.
  25. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Thanks mate. I’ll take the Fred Dibnah Thanks mate
  26. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    We got it done, it’s taken three months to complete, two of us. Lath and plaster three coat lime, ribs run in situ, Cornice run in situ on scotch brackets in lath and lime work Fibrous work to corbels. Curves fitted. Been a head scratcher at times. Running the hanging mould around the lantern...
  27. pftmonojetman

    Busks

    I got a set from Tomps. They’re only a couple of quid each. Cut the end off an old saw blade for a good serrated busk.
  28. pftmonojetman

    Worzel

    Top man
  29. pftmonojetman

    Worzel

    Ashton Gardens. Another one of my projects in the background. They dismantled that pavilion and moved it across the park. Lime rendered.
  30. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Some little s**t poured petrol under the front door and nearly burned it down. Apparently he’s due for release just as the restoration is due to finish. https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/wythenshawe-hall-arson-three-years-15967134
  31. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    Not got it yet mate, just a site visit yesterday. Hopefully we’ll win it
  32. pftmonojetman

    Wythenshawe Hall.

    I been lucky enough to have been in Wythenshawe Hall, Been to look at a ceiling that needs doing. Re lath and plaster, cornice to run around the room, recast and re hang 4 corbels and 4 ribs to run insitu. Had a look at some of the restoration work that’s been done, it’s absolutely outstanding.
  33. pftmonojetman

    Straw bale eco build

    Clay paint might be an option https://earthbornpaints.co.uk/
  34. pftmonojetman

    Lets see you at work

    It sure is pal
  35. pftmonojetman

    Lets see you at work

    We’re getting nearly 8 tonne of mortar from 1 tonne of quicklime so the savings are almost half
  36. pftmonojetman

    Lets see you at work

    It’s good stuff, we use tonnes of it. Very fatty & right price too, the job we’re on now we’ve mixed our own stuff with quicklime and let it stand for a few weeks.
  37. pftmonojetman

    70 sq m Lime render job between Kendal and Penrith and much more

    I remember you saying you were from this way
  38. pftmonojetman

    70 sq m Lime render job between Kendal and Penrith and much more

    I’ve done straw bale at Cuerden Valley bear Chorley, if your ever that way take a look
  39. pftmonojetman

    70 sq m Lime render job between Kendal and Penrith and much more

    We could have a look at this for you, we’re working in Coniston at the moment, I’ll pm you
  40. pftmonojetman

    RIP

    How many of the old boys remember this, I was on the bath the other week mixing my own haired lime.
  41. pftmonojetman

    RIP

    It’s not nice when you break a really good trowel that’s broken in to your way of working
  42. pftmonojetman

    RIP

    Makes you wonder why we stuck at it,
  43. pftmonojetman

    RIP

    Ha ha they were T***s at times, one of my old masters did his national service in the military police f**k me he could be mean at times, he was firm but fair
  44. pftmonojetman

    Lets see you at work

    It’s harled by hand mate, They’re slate stacks dubbed out with haired lime, scratched on, butter coated and dashed. It’s a dashing mortar from limebase. Putty based mortar with pozzy. Then they’re getting a coat of Kiem paint.
  45. pftmonojetman

    RIP

    The trowel at the end on the right hand side is a very old Tyzack it was given to me by an old boy who got it off an old boy, probably 100 years old it weighs a ton, if you were Plastering with that,a wooden hand board that was piss wet through and a s**t load of lime mortar you’d know you’d...
  46. pftmonojetman

    RIP

    Proper floating trowel that mate
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