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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #325 on: October 08, 2016, 07:49:23 pm »
There isn't any wood there.
But to the left and the right of the board I spy timber. If the board is fastened to that, then it will indeed shift a bit as it dries.

Does Aunt Maud think that repairs just need a bit of plaster filler or ripping off?
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #326 on: October 08, 2016, 08:30:34 pm »
Yes that's wooden beading. I don't think the board is directly attached to the beading, but obviously the plaster is, a bit.

Apparently you can get wood effect beams made of stone... that might cover up the crack and also give me my mantlepiece back.  Guess I'll see if any other shifting occurs over the next few weeks...
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #327 on: October 08, 2016, 08:39:55 pm »
I'm no expert in building matters, but you've only recently just fired up the woodburner for the first time, after all the building work.
These things generate a bunch of heat.
Frankly, I'd have been surprised if there wasn't some cracking.

I'd be inclined to let it be for a longish time to let things settle down, and then do the filling-in or whatever.

It might be that the extreme temperature cycling will continue to cause issues, I don't know.
Is it even possible to construct such a structure that doesn't move at least a little bit with the temperature cycling caused by a woodburner?



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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #328 on: October 08, 2016, 10:04:38 pm »
The crack disappeared when the stove got warmed up again, so I just need to keep it fired up, all the time ;)
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #329 on: October 09, 2016, 10:33:16 am »

Does Aunt Maud think that repairs just need a bit of plaster filler or ripping off?

I'm always reluctant to go backwards and re-do simple things which should have be done right the first time.

In this case, I would contact whoever built it and ask them to sort it out. If they were experienced in fires and surrounds, they would know that putting a joint like that on a piece of steel, just there, is the work of a numbskull.

I think it's highly likely that there will always be a crack there because the joint is in a place which is subject to a wide range of temperature and the piece of steel will expand and contract every time the fire's lit.

Personally, and as I live in a crumbly pile anyway, I don't mind cracks in plaster as they are my cracks in my plaster and get filled when I lime wash the walls and ceiling. I don't mind a bit of patina either, but I would be cheesed off with a crack just there, more so if I had paid for it not to be there.



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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #330 on: October 15, 2016, 10:52:51 am »
<looks at torrential downpour, goes up in loft to investigate, does tentative little happy dance>
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #331 on: October 15, 2016, 11:24:25 am »
That sounds promising.
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #332 on: October 15, 2016, 11:43:43 am »
Sounds like you're home and dry.

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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #333 on: October 15, 2016, 11:48:04 am »
Ah well, there's still the stained wall and the famous crack. One day....
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #334 on: October 13, 2017, 06:29:16 pm »
Guess what?.


The wall in the loft is all wet again. Fuck.  :facepalm:
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #335 on: October 13, 2017, 07:12:16 pm »
Chuffing nora!  >:(
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #336 on: October 13, 2017, 07:38:49 pm »
Is it as wet as it was before ?

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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #337 on: October 13, 2017, 07:49:13 pm »
It's quite wet. But I need to go up there when it's actually raining to see if it's running down the wall or seeping from in the chimney I suppose.
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #338 on: October 16, 2017, 08:07:55 pm »
I guess you'll find out tonight. WoooOOOOooooOOOOO

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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #339 on: October 16, 2017, 08:14:39 pm »
I missed all the rain today and accoring to Yr there's no more forecast until after midnight.
When I shall be in my bed.

Looking like  :smug:
 :D
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #340 on: October 20, 2017, 07:08:59 pm »
Lots of new damp patches today :(
Took a look in the attic - water running down the wall, and then soaking into the floorboard which have been butted right up to the wall.
Suppose the next DIY job will be trimming those back if I can manage it. I assume that the big bit of wood lying across the top was only there as a frame for the plasterboard, and it's not going to make anything fall down if I chop it up...  :-\
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #341 on: October 20, 2017, 07:30:32 pm »
Registered  2 days ago.
Total time on line: 11 minutes.
Number of posts: 10.
Make of that what you will....

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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #342 on: October 20, 2017, 08:01:43 pm »
Indeed.
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #343 on: October 20, 2017, 08:03:37 pm »
At least four of his posts are reposts of much earlier text from other members. I CBA looking at any of the others.

(ETA - Having copied details of those four to the mods, I just looked at all the rest. All copied. Strange behaviour.)

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« Reply #344 on: October 20, 2017, 08:35:24 pm »
Registered  2 days ago.
Total time on line: 11 minutes.
Number of posts: 10.
Make of that what you will....

All of his posts that I have checked to date are copies of posts from page 1 of their respective threads.   I have reported this.

Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #345 on: October 21, 2017, 11:43:09 am »
I reported it yesterday morning, glad to see the posts are gone now. Very odd behaviour though.
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Re: Solid wall buildings part elebenty - alternatives to lath and plaster
« Reply #346 on: October 21, 2017, 04:41:49 pm »
I reported it yesterday morning, glad to see the posts are gone now. Very odd behaviour though.

Presumably an attempt to build up bot credibility in order to slip past the spam radar.  Probably works on larger forums.
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