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Thread: Shout out to the wet trades!

  1. #61

    Re: Shout out to the wet trades!

    It is awkward to get your head around things when a less than perfect finish is required. Working on a pub in Newcastle some years back and the internal finish was ‘distressed brickwork’, lay the brick, tap it to the line but leave the ‘snobs’ on the bed and perp. Very unnatural to leave them and not scrape them off with your trowel, there were many bricks relaid at first due to absentmindedly carrying out the habit of a lifetime.

  2. #62

    Re: Shout out to the wet trades!

    Quote Originally Posted by the other bob wilson View Post
    I know how much of a waste of space I'd have been even thirty or forty years ago when I was much fitter than I am now doing the sort of work talked about in this thread, so I join in with your salute, but how about a word for people working in takeaways in this sort of weather? Back during that lovely spell we had in 2018, I went to my favourite chippy around here on a sweltering day and had to wait about ten minutes for a new lot of chips to be fried. By the time, they'd been done, I was genuinely feeling decidedly queasy because the air I was breathing in was not just warm, it was hot - it only took me a few minutes to feel so ill, yet the poor so and so's working there had to put up with that for hours on end.
    Having just built a new catering van I think this is a good shout.
    My partner works in the part of the van with the chipper, the Bain Marie and the Griddle blasting away .
    Now that is hot when the weather is 30 degrees plus.
    The van is Vegan which I know would be well received in these parts .

  3. #63

    Re: Shout out to the wet trades!

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    It is awkward to get your head around things when a less than perfect finish is required. Working on a pub in Newcastle some years back and the internal finish was ‘distressed brickwork’, lay the brick, tap it to the line but leave the ‘snobs’ on the bed and perp. Very unnatural to leave them and not scrape them off with your trowel, there were many bricks relaid at first due to absentmindedly carrying out the habit of a lifetime.

    It’s like throwing away your last mouthful of a cup of tea !
    Still do it every time, even though I know there are no tea-leaves in it

  4. #64

    Re: Shout out to the wet trades!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy the Jock View Post
    Having just built a new catering van I think this is a good shout.
    My partner works in the part of the van with the chipper, the Bain Marie and the Griddle blasting away .
    Now that is hot when the weather is 30 degrees plus.
    The van is Vegan which I know would be well received in these parts .
    Volkswagen Vegan

  5. #65

    Re: Shout out to the wet trades!

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    It is awkward to get your head around things when a less than perfect finish is required. Working on a pub in Newcastle some years back and the internal finish was ‘distressed brickwork’, lay the brick, tap it to the line but leave the ‘snobs’ on the bed and perp. Very unnatural to leave them and not scrape them off with your trowel, there were many bricks relaid at first due to absentmindedly carrying out the habit of a lifetime.
    Yup, I've used lime putty on stonework, the stone work is bulging out etc. I was only there to cover the stones and then bring up the fat with a sponge. My mind was telling me to fill in the hollows and try to achieve a smooth finish, which is impossible with a putty. I did get used to it after a few days and it dries back beautifully, so natural and at one with the stone work.

  6. #66

    Re: Shout out to the wet trades!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy the Jock View Post
    Having just built a new catering van I think this is a good shout.
    My partner works in the part of the van with the chipper, the Bain Marie and the Griddle blasting away .
    Now that is hot when the weather is 30 degrees plus.
    The van is Vegan which I know would be well received in these parts .
    More and more people seem to be going that way now.

    I've thought of doing it a few times but I just seem to be too lazy to put any real effort into decent easy to make/shop for meals I'd probably end up eating the same 2 or 3 things and get bored.

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