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Howdy folks in this video, we share some tips and tricks of the plastering trade.
In this video tittled “fat and ugly plaster coats for easy rodding or darbying” I am implying the techniques we used 30 plus years ago when I was a union plasterer working behind a Tommy Gun or what is commonly called a Plaster Pump.
When the gun man would shoot the mud on the wall with the pump, it would take a lot of skill to shoot a perfect pattern,If a fella can shoot on a perfect pattern it make darbyingying for 8 hours a pleasure although the work is extremely strenuous. “no need for spending time at a gym when doing this work”
My Pal Fred Smith now retired from Danny Smith Plastering was the best gun man I have ever had the pleasure to work with, he could shoot a perfect pattern every day without too much efforts.
However I did not always have the luxury of working with one of the best gun man who ever used a nozzle so effectively,
so when a different fellas would shoot the mud on the walls it was our job to keep up, on average with a pump a good nozzle man would shoot in a day about 6 second story homes or 11 single story homes on average, this is a lot of plaster being shot daily, on average the hod carriors mixed 200 bags of cement plaster along with about 20 tons of sand, daily.
If a gun man leaves the walls to hollows us darby men would fall behind to where it becomes impossible to catch up, as the cement hardens if your not on it within 10 to 20 minutes depending on weather.
The fellas who did not have the ability to shoot the plaster on perfectly or close to it, would have us darby men screaming
“Lay it on fat and ugly as you’re killing us”
We as plasterers preferred to use skill rather than raw strength, hollow walls beats a fella up and sucks the life out of him before lunchtime, while using skill to move mud where needed when its spayed on fat gives us the opportunity to use skill, thus makes easier for us to do our job effectively.
FYI, a person darbying will use the equilivant of lift while pushing the stucco flat about 30 to 50 pounds of pressur by lifting and moving cement plaster weight of multiply this by thousands off dairying strokes to get an idea of why we wish the mud shot on with some excess plaster fat, saves our energy.
working behind a pump takes a lot of practice and more importantly at least 4 sandwiches throughout the day for the needed energy, although it was hard work we sure had a lot of fun back then.
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