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Old 03-19-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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i am just begining to do some masonary work. i know when people mix morter to lay block that they use sand. i was wondering if you could use lime in the place of sand.

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Mortar must be a mixture of sand, portland cement and lime. Generally, it can also be a mixture of mortar or masonry cement and sand. You always must have sand in mortar!

For a beginner, just go and buy pre-proportioned bags of Type N mortar at a big box or masonry supply outlet. All you do is add the necessary amount of water to make it workable.

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Just out of curiosity, why would you want to replace the sand with lime? What is your reasoning?
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