How to set your stall

scottie5

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You'll be surprised how much you can get on if your well organised.
To show whats possible here's a gauge that @Tommy5 may remember his first day on site with me. 1 hit.
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I'm guessing that's a rolling set ther Scottie very impressed if it was you and a lab. But different for me as I'm by mysen. I do get set up in the sense of all buckets are filled up scrim on beads on etc. it's then wat the f**k do I do after lol. I'm guna hit a ceiling and wall with 2mixes then lay them down with a 3rd mix any left over gear to do reveals. Then hopefully do 3 walls in my second gauge as 3 mixes then a 4th mix to lay down hopefully it will do all 3 walls. That sound about right lads?
 

BigK

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Don't mind twitching angles but try to stay away from ceiling and wall angles myself, unless I have to of course.
Find it a ballachr
 
So many ways of doing things my way is the slow way we're it would take a day and half to cover up scrim up tools materials in etc. after I've done that I have only time to do 2 gauges when I need 3 to finish. I'm going to try were I can get more on using a angle trowel and see how that gets me going
 

BigK

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I've tried it and it doesn't work for myself, I get no more done in a day that I normally would, but might finish an hour earlier.
Didn't see the point, at certainly don't now at my age!
There's only so much you can get done however you go about it
 
I think with me I try to be neat straight away my method for tomorrow is going to be get it all on, then flatten with fistula then lay 2nd coat on and trowel up as usual using spat in between if I have time
 

BigK

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Tomorrow might be a bad time to be killing yourself as you'll need to get used to the new tools
 

scottie5

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Good stuff Scottie,there must be 70/80m2 there at a guess,doing that amount in a full day wouldn't be too shabby (y)

This was the first day I had met and had help from another plasterer off this forum and also tommys first day on site out of college 2 spreads 1 apprentice.
A decent sized 2 double bedroom bungalow 290m2 in total completed in 4 gauges over a weekend.
First gauge was about 110m2 .
10 bags to be exact which may of coined a new nickname for someone.
 

BigK

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That must have tool some effort Scottie!
But when you break it down it's only 75m per spread per day, then you e the apprentice to take into account, so it's a bit less....
You'd be able to do that without rolling gauges
 

Tommy5

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This was the first day I had met and had help from another plasterer off this forum and also tommys first day on site out of college 2 spreads 1 apprentice.
A decent sized 2 double bedroom bungalow 290m2 in total completed in 4 gauges over a weekend.
First gauge was about 110m2 .
10 bags to be exact which may of coined a new nickname for someone.
It was some introduction to site work don't think I was a lot of help that weekend
 

BigK

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I generally do over 70 on my own, broke into 2 or 3 gauges.
I hear ya about being set up and all, but I find that taking into account the setting up etc I'd have a gauge done.
Anyhow whatever lights you candle [emoji106]
 

kebab king

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Thing with Plastering is theres always something to do, as Fanny says get a hit on asap then start preping for your next hit.
Theres always tools, buckets mixers, buckets to clean.. I assume your quite new new to plastering, if so just keeping everything clean will give you a good start and its easier to clean up at the end of the day or when you start your next hit.
 
I thought I did ok only prob was the time scale I. Started to mix at 8.30 and finished for 11.30. With that I got about 25-30m2 on blue grit. Made it a lot easier when I came to do the other 3 walls. But then again was a bit longer then expected. Loved my spatula took a while to get balance but loved it
 
I thought I did ok only prob was the time scale I. Started to mix at 8.30 and finished for 11.30. With that I got about 25-30m2 on blue grit. Made it a lot easier when I came to do the other 3 walls. But then again was a bit longer then expected. Loved my spatula took a while to get balance but loved it
Good good
 
I think my problem was troweling up to many times, it wasn't going off, but the 2nd gauge I waited abit more before trowelling was time didint trowel up as much as the other but was still waiting aroundvaboutvtge same time. Don't know how to get it under 3hrs? Any suggestions?
 

BigK

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You can't improve the time it takes to finish it, that's the stuff, learn how much you can put on to control in that timeframe. Therein lies the secret of speed. You'll also learn how much setting up for next mix you can do in between trowelling so that when it is finished you can mix up straight away
 
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