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Bobbo

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Nov 2019

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    if i asked you to draw an estate agent, you would draw this guy

    They all look the same to me. The only way I can tell them apart is the branding on the outside of their little cars.

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    Where are you based? I have a mate who may be able to do it for you as a private job.

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    If you want to get rid of Artex then there are specialist paints that work, basically they are super thick and after about 3 coats build up to cover it. Alternatively X-tex allows you to scrape it off safely. I've never used it myself but my mate swears by it.

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    Skimmed, taped and beaded corners all materials supplied?

    Even with the above its more than I would expect to pay. You may be able to get the price down by offering to have it ready to skim, so tape the joints and any internal corners and put up angle and stop beads.

    The problem is really that it is a one day job but most plasterers work as a two man crew, so the spread (skilled plasterer) and his labourer to mix his muck and keep him supplied, is what you end up paying for.

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    You can board over old ceilings but best practice is to remove the old stuff and board onto the joists. If you really want to cut corners you can even patch holes and re-skim.

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    Yes and yes.

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    I always fix built in units to the wall, for a variety of reasons not least safety there are a number of ways it can be done but space plugs are good. You adjust them so they fit snugly between the carcass and the wall then mark the wall, drill your hole bung a screw and plug in and away you go. The benefit of these is they are easy and don't pull the carcass out of shape.

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    I'm becoming mildly obsessed with YouTube videos of people making stuff out of old / broken skateboards. Things like:

    https://youtu.be/cXYFiVvf9hw

    https://youtu.be/UXffPgX-s8E

    And

    https://youtu.be/TgRCYtqSOVk

    I'd quite like to have a go myself but the last time I knew anyone who skated kangol hats were a must have fashion accessory. Anyone got any idea where I might be able to get some?

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    When we were discussing it after the match in the changing room my scrum half gave me the best possible defense. He pointed out that I wouldn't be able to maintain my figure if I limited my diet to eyelids.

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    Made a right tit out of myself today.

    Was playing a friendly after our original oppo called off at the last minute. Was tail end Charlie in the lineout and caught the ball after it was spilled, unbeknownst to me I had been lined up by their centre who nearly took my head off. Shite ref didn't see it and didn't blow up. I stood up in the middle of the ruck and screamed "which cunt did that to me! If you go it again I'll eat your fucking eyelids!" Its on video and has already made its way around the club's WhatsApp groups. How am I meant to look the parents of children I'm coaching in the eye tomorrow knowing they've seen it?

    Oh hai! I'm the guy who coaches your kids, I'm also the guy who threatens to eat eyelids when he gets angry. But nothing to worry about I'm nice really.

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