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« on: October 05, 2017, 05:33:37 PM »

not sure if anyone wants to see, but after killing a wasp nest in our stone wall we then started getting a really bad smell inside! seems this happens.
so to stop problem happening again and to improve heat retention we have started point the last part of the south facing wall, we have learnt the local method whilst here, which is roughly render the stones after raking out old stuff then pressure washing, push the render as deep as you can get, leave the render covering the stones until it drys to the point of a thumb wont mark it but a finger nail will, then use a brass brush to brush the render off the stones to your desired end product, first picture below was raking out yesterday, just finished the whole wall and washed off but raining now so no pictures till the morning.
we bought secondhand roller shutters for all the windows, we would prefer traditional wood shutters but the rollers are so much more energy efficient or so i believe, the new price for the window shown is 300 plus motor drive 270! we got 5 with remote motors and bigger than we need so can be cut down for a total of 350, so result in my mind.

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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 08:36:08 AM »

guess what hit the dusty window last night?
kids are convinced it is a sign.


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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 10:58:14 AM »

Steve,

I thought the bat's radar systems would preclude this happening?HuhHuh?

Regards

Richard
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 11:24:07 AM »

eabatman, tell the kids not let anyone else know about this, in case they blow your cover.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 11:44:07 AM »

Brilliant
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 03:28:41 PM »

Blige Steve a labour of love. It brings back memories including my Barmy neighbour telling me cement is much better than lime hysteria.
Two questions do you have a secret car, and any tendancies to wear your pants outside your trousers!

Looks a great job.  Terrific deal on the blinds. fingers crossed!
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 06:39:32 PM »

Robin,,                   Oh Batman,,pleath tell us another exciting story,
Batman,,                Well Ok but i have to think a bit.
Robin,,                    Have you got any stories about Wonderwoman,,
Batman,,                Well Yeahhh, there is that one about Wonderwoman and the invisible man,,,
Robin,,                   Oh goodie and starts jumping up and down,
Barman,,                Errr , wait,, this is a family show ya know.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 08:17:28 PM »

So does Batwoman wear her panties outside, or not at all.   Plez do tell
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2017, 09:05:06 AM »

i thought it had spotted her broomstick!
having googled bats windows, they seem to have a software glitch when it comes to glass, come on version 2.010??

the weather window we were promised now shows rain from 22:00 and all day tomorrow, so will be rain stops play, with it not being too warm the drying before brushing is stable, i put last of mix on about 19:00 and brushed back ok at 9 this morning, if you let it go off to far it needs doing again, which is a pain, the render over the stones also cleans them off which is a plus if you like the look.
having examined the old render the atmosphere appears to have taken it toll on it, but add to water and can be reused!
also the brush back can be thrown back in to the mixer, i mixed up a load last night, turned it over a few mins this morning and if anything better than a fresh mix.

back to it before that rain comes.


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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2017, 09:57:39 AM »

TD, yes get lots of comments about no cement, "what not even a little bit?" is a common question, brits here appear to love the thought of lime and sand but then get a builder in who sucks air through his teeth and persuades them otherwise, when you compare the two methods side by side the one with a "touch" of cement looks so grey and dull, ours changes colour with the weather, mid summer house is pale, winter a more sandy colour.
no sign of cracking and some i have done is 6 years old, first attempt i added cement, but only once.

the shutters are energy rated and i hope keep the heat in, windows here open inwards (no window cleaners) so difficult with curtains.
the ones we have are somfy driven, neat motor gearbox with radio receiver built in.

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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 11:54:43 AM »

Steve,

I use [url]https://www.lime-mortars.co.uk/lime-mortar/non-hydraulic/coarse-stuff/25kg/url] for all repairs up here in Aberdeenshire. The plan is to continue using it for all repairs and, in due course, remove some of the cement based repairs done previously.

It doesn't cost much more than sand/ cement and looks 'right' on buildings originally built using it.

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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 12:10:42 PM »

not only does it look right, it works best, no foundation structures will always move about, i have seen loads of 70's renovated places here which were done with cement, now cracking and in some places falling down due to water ingress and frost damage.

we use this, like lots of things here more expensive than uk at abour 20 a sac if i recall.
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 12:39:31 PM »

Not only looks right it just works.
When we left still looked good after 15 years.
Up the road cement mix was falling out after 5.
Our ancestors were not idiots. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2017, 12:49:45 PM »

I am not going to say a single word, freeze
                                  Not a single word, apart from how the Romans perfected some constructions that lasted over 2,000 years... linux tomatosplat
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2017, 03:16:42 PM »

how come sacs here are 35kg or even 40kg!!
all my internal solid walls also lime and sand, then lime wash, which is just the sac dregs with water added.
apparently romans round here added linseed oil to external mix, have not tried that yet.

almost finished 1st pass on top part, but not drying to well today, so have to keep an eye on it, dont want it to go off overnight.

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