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    Spotted this morning by my eagle eyed wife at Edinburghs Sick Kids Hospital. This is a finished wall and Im really beginning to wonder why I cant find a decent job when theres cowboys leaving a jobsite in this condition?

    Wanted dead or alive for crimes to plasterboard.







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    how do they get away with it?

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    Sorry about the grainy resolution as were taken by a mobile phone.
    The sad thing is Ive still seen worse than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Sorry about the grainy resolution as were taken by a mobile phone.
    The sad thing is Ive still seen worse than this.

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    ive seen that too!! glasgow painting company were up here doing work on the townhall and the walls are a mess

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    Thats pretty much what 90% of Stobhill hospital looks like, you think you have seen it all and then...............

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    Im gonna take the digital camera for the kids next appointment and replace those with clearer pics. If that wall was laid on the floor, I swear you would think it was a speedbump. Who in their right mind would pass that surface as ok for decoration?
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    I'm on the iPhone and can't make out what I'm looking at, but
    hazard a guess it's a tape that hasn't been feathered out?
    with edges. Clerk must of been blind or taking a backhanded

    A friend of mine who has been machine jointing since I knew him in the 80s
    said that when he did any hospital or medical work, the agent or clerk would check the work with a halogen lamp, and that was back in the 80s
    That looks bloody awful, even when I was learning I made a better job than that

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    How do they get away with it!!

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    well if i remember back about 5-6 years ago i was with a company doing flats for students think it was about 60 or 70 flats and everyone on the site was getting away with murder.

    i asked the boss of the company i was with then "why they wernt sanding the bits the tapers hadnt sanded" and he said " oh that dosnt matter " so i questioned his reply and he said "on big jobs like this you get away with alot the clerk here lets alot slip on these big jobs "

    a lot of these rooms & flats were a mess the tapers on site gave up taping and all of a sudden boxes and boxes of painter mate were showing up on the site. they were taping the flats and externals & using stacks of painters mate in the internals. it was ruff.

    just wonder what it looks like now? probably falling apart?

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    Caption - Whack it up anywhere you like lads. The taper wont mind!
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    I feel your pain! Just finished a 5 bedder in Cumbernauld which was similar to that!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    It could have been my job. I was busy elsewhere but the person who stepped in for me kindly sent me this photo from the basement of a small shopfitting job in Edinburgh.
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    Butt jointing nightschool. Hanging drywall in the dark. Level one #FAIL.



    Caption: "What gap? Oh, that miniscule space encourages good air circulation!"



    Note the 2 sheets of 12.5mm plasterboard that makes this gap one inch wide at that point and no good to man nor beast. Have seen this happen many times when the drywall is fitted before the windows.
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    Aye RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wouldn't even start this job , why should you do you best and some KNOB of a joiner hasn't bothered his ARSE

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    wtf that idiot is taking a good mans job

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    Yip, its happened to me also. " will yer corner tape cover this gap, taper?" WTF?

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    it seems to happen to me every time someone else does the boarding. you'd think it was rocket science!

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    I heat when there boarding like this it's not my job I just find a pics


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    what you guys all moaning about? this boarding is perfectly fine........ i tape this sort of work all the time and the joiners think its perfectly acceptable. **sarcasim**

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    as they all say " a good jointer will get over it" & i say" you best find one then!!, im a jointer not jesus" !!!
    and they get more money than us for that crap!!!!!!!!!!!

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