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Old 07-17-2011, 11:54 PM   #1
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I bought a 1909 house in central texas with a sandstone veneer . i have read I should use a soft mortar (lime and sand only ?) what would be the proper proportion for the mix?

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Usually about 2 or 3 sharp sand to one of lime and a bit of bit dust. Or use 3/1 3.5 NHL hydraulic lime/sharp sand.

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In 1909 in Central Texas, the chances are good that it is a portland mortar, although still soft. You should determine that first.
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You started using OPC in the mortar early on in Texas. Round here lime was still popular in the 30's.
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Alamo Cement was founded in 1880. There are 5 cement plants and 2 lime plants within a 100 mile radius of Austin.
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I wonder if the masons in 1909 worked if it was 100 degerees outside?? any of you around in 1909?
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I wonder if the masons in 1909 worked if it was 100 degerees outside?? any of you around in 1909?
I would bet money they did...without air conditioning your blood thins to accomodate the heat...Not saying they weren't sweating, but they were working.
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this series is really good. also i think he says what the material used was for repointing.



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