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    once again chucked onto a job thats mayhem! sparkys plumbers crap everywhere and a job started by someone who thinks one skim fast set one skim finish is plenty.... also stickin internals on with finish followed by a skim of finish

    anyone else get bombsite jobs like this??
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    Personally I don't mind finishing jobs other people started as I usually get to start the next one.
    By skim finish on internals, do you mean plaster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Personally I don't mind finishing jobs other people started as I usually get to start the next one.
    By skim finish on internals, do you mean plaster?
    nono i mean a skim of filler dont quite get it........ for example when you mention skim "im just going to skim this then il be there"

    people automatically jump to the plaster? why? lol

    people also confuse plastering with taping....... "have you been doing plastering for long? its an art........"

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    2 coats of joint compound should be used for internals, as they are usually applied with a bazooka but on occasions when it needs second coated in a day and its small enough to be done by hand I have used easifill to stick internal corner tapes on.
    All about keeping clients happy in tight timescales, when they're paying

    Damn blackberry, will respond properly later with sensible size keys and a big monitor
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Damn blackberry, will respond properly later with sensible size keys and a big monitor
    ^ lol i know what you mean htc trophy 7 is also a nightmare online!!

    and i just stick my internals on with fast set as soon as its on i skim the tape with my internal float then onto the next hour later its dry and ready for finish.
    externals....... stickthem on with fast set and skim over them with fast set straight away to build it up level with the steel..... then hour later it gets another skim of fast set then bit later maybe even a day itl get a skim of finish done

    but i think on this occasion the guys not only used finish to stick his internals but also his externals.......

    i use finish to stick my internals onto finished walls as it adheres to the painted surface where as fast set dosnt stick it just pops

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    once again chucked onto a job thats mayhem! sparkys plumbers crap everywhere and a job started by someone who thinks one skim fast set one skim finish is plenty.... also stickin internals on with finish followed by a skim of finish

    anyone else get bombsite jobs like this??
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    I've worked on a few bombsite jobs like this . You can either work thru it or walk off it. Generally had to work thru it but occasionally done the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    I've worked on a few bombsite jobs like this . You can either work thru it or walk off it. Generally had to work thru it but occasionally done the latter.
    ah its crap like.......started the painting undercoating and glossing in this conditions 5 sparks roaming about humping eachother doing jack all day but getting in our way dust and crap everywhere and people wonder why jobs take so long???

    i mean painters and tapers shouldnt have to cross paths with sparkys and plumbers their roughing out should be well done just to fit their bits and pieces when the paintings finished. maybe cross paths with joiners as their on their final finishing but its just crap.

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    Good luck with it, man. I think this one would have been a 'walker' for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Good luck with it, man. I think this one would have been a 'walker' for me

    it almost has been a walker for me. doing it on my tod so much work its unreal. and the whole building has to be finished by wed. wish theyd buy pre coated mdf skirtings and facings instead of this knotty pine crap timber that way wouldnt need 3 coats (2 undercoat & 1 gloss) such a stressfull job but il hopefully get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    once again chucked onto a job thats mayhem! sparkys plumbers crap everywhere and a job started by someone who thinks one skim fast set one skim finish is plenty.... also stickin internals on with finish followed by a skim of finish

    anyone else get bombsite jobs like this??
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    Is that a actual picture of the job

    If so, I would walk

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    Is that a actual picture of the job

    If so, I would walk
    Plus one on that, you can't work in that

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2buck View Post
    Is that a actual picture of the job

    If so, I would walk
    yup it sure is an actuall pic i took on my phone of one of the rooms. and yeah actually have to work in that eventually decided to sling all the stuff to F*** out it was pretty tidy then and you could actually move it was mostly all sparkys stuff lazy gits!! following day...... it was back to square one yet people dont seem to realise why jobs take longer than they should???

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    I wouldn't of bothered, would of told the agent when it's empty, and I'm the only one in there I'll come back and start jointing and the same applies to painting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    I wouldn't of bothered, would of told the agent when it's empty, and I'm the only one in there I'll come back and start jointing and the same applies to painting
    wish i could have done that brian. unfortunatly i work for a building company.get jobs like this quite often. did take offence when the boss pulled me up and said "the painting should be alot further ahead" i was like "WTFFFF?"

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    I realise that a job is a job these days but i think i would have told them to call me when the job was actually ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    I realise that a job is a job these days but i think i would have told them to call me when the job was actually ready.
    ah well it was ready...... just the amount of crap the sparkys had. stuff everywhere why light fittings and crap showed up on the job when it hadnt even been taped or painted i dont understand... but its almost done now

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    4.jpg1.jpg3.jpg finished wee bit diffrent looking now

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    Nice job

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    I agree with amestaper. Yoh do get to start the next but it is a ballache and i normally find its more trouble then its worth cause there putting pressure on you cause there behind on the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottishlad2k10 View Post
    4.jpg1.jpg3.jpg finished wee bit diffrent looking now
    You done someone a huge favor... Looks great!

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