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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:13 pm 
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Not our Someone-else of course! Friend of mine, young lass battling alone after hard life to buy her first home has been frightened shitless by what it turned out she bought. I've tried to show her that the actual structure is pretty damn good for a 130 yr old terrace and have tried to help her where I can - but you know how you lift the lino and find rotten boards, well this is a small sample of what I am fixing up for her as I can.
That load of plaster fell on my head in one piece when I lightly tapped a broken tile I was going to replace:
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You can see the rest of it, all 5 coats, is hollow:
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- so that will be a new bathroom tiling job after PB and tanking and a lot more rather than one tile replaced! Dammit.
Not that the plastering was up to much anyway ...
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Nor was the plaster good for a sound window sill (she wondered why the tiles on it wobbled and draughts blew in lol).
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But it was probably doing a better job than this 'mortar' (otherwise known as newspaper):
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I could add dozens more like shoddy/unsafe electricals and crap plumbing fitting and chipboard used for eaves boarding but didn't take photos of it at first. I am sure you have all seen worse too but this gives 'tradies' a bad name. I thought it was poor DIY but apparently ALL the work was done by 'tradie' mates of the previous owner. Don't think they can have liked him much!


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Good luck with that lot, Jape.

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Blimey Jape, that must have made your heart sink but good on you for helping the young lady get it sorted :thumbright:

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You have some fun ahead. Good on you for helping out your friend though.


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Thanks. I'm feeling too old for all this crap really, I should be on a beach with a cold beer somewhere. It's not too bad, people here help build my confidence back up and help me with the decisions, I take it all slowly, bit at a time, to relieve pressure. Should be done by next xmas lol.


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Deym that looks bad! there is a really fat line between "helping out" and.. this! I hope your friend fully appreciates what you're on to.


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