Lost in Translation..again!

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Lost in Translation..again!

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So my mate Sabar 'village Omda explained to me that if I wanted the new paint job on my Dome to stop pealing-off to mix Jeer with the paint.

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'Sabar & 'tree-monkey Mo.

The tuk-tuk arrived with 1 kilo Gyps, good !
10ltrs X116 Morrocan Red, good !
1x 50 kilo white rocks, duh?

Sabra looked at the rocks and said "duh ? 'la jeer..
So just what is Jeer ? I know if you immerse it in water it's meant to bubble.
'Whatever!.... :cool:


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Re: Lost in Translation..again!

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I love reading about your projects Who. :lol:
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No you need Zehat mixed with white spirit and spread on evenly. I have just done my roof top, the pigeon s--t just cleans of with a rag and the walls just hose down. it gives like a plastic coating if used properly.
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Re: Lost in Translation..again!

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Jeer is lime.
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Major Thom wrote:No you need Zehat mixed with white spirit and spread on evenly. I have just done my roof top, the pigeon s--t just cleans of with a rag and the walls just hose down. it gives like a plastic coating if used properly.
Surely a plastic type coating wouldn't be good for a mud brick house. I would have thought it would hinder its necessity to breath. I could of course be entirely wrong about that though.
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Lime! 'that makes a lot of sense Dr.
Hepzi: Most of my house is covered in 'mahjoon is a protective water resistant covering.
I left 3 of my lower rooms basic so, as you cleverly pointed out the house can 'breath.
A Bit like that James Bond film where the girl is covered in gold paint but they left a strip down her back so she could breath.
Anyhow tomorrow painting day.
My old pal bought round quite an amazing wood carving today, took him three years to carve, from a tree that only grows in Edfu.
He's dead clever my pal, knowingly that more people will see it round my house and might just buy it.
Tomorrow, I will attempt a picture of said carving.... :cool:
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Re: Lost in Translation..again!

Post by Mad Dilys »

If you want bubbles when it is put in water - that is quick-lime. It can cause caustic burns, or get rid of a body nicely.

Slaked lime has been wet and then allowed to dry. it is quite safe to handle.
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What a day 1st no IT, 2nd 'sandook was in canal rubbish, everywhere and I'm doing my dome.
Sabra (Omda) practically on his own managed to drag it out and up.
I.T. fixed with the push of 1 single little button, la whaala!
But a couple of pic's here, the carving is of Senemut & Hatshepsut.
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The wooden one some obscure carving from the delta but the tree only grows in Edfu.
138951389813896...good eh ?.... :cool:
Ps: back to painting 'the kabir-biz...
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The 'naked Kabir Diz... :cool:
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avec nipple....
Ps: Imagine if I bought his roof next door I could have a massive pair! as seen from balloons of course.
I once rented an abbot SPGun off a geezer in South London, he had a big shark sticking out the roof of his house !
Mind you my mate Dodgy Dave Courtney OBE has "Who are You Looking at ? sign on his roof....
Pss: He once told me he hadn't paid his phone bill for 6 years, it was paid for by the Police listening to him..
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Nice to see Senemut pushing the chariot along....
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