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amakarevic 04-23-2008 09:20 AM

perhaps a stupid mortar questions
 
Q1: can mortar be adequately mixed in a regular drum concrete mixer ?


Q2: is ready mix mortar that you can get at big stores OK or should i mix my own ?

thanks,

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47_47 04-23-2008 11:22 AM

When I built my bridge, I mixed the concrete in a mixer (6 bag mix) and the mortar for the 12" block, I mixed by hand. I used redi-mix type S. There are different types of mortar.

Tscarborough 04-23-2008 11:52 AM

Yes a regular drum concrete mixer will mix fine. Mix it longer, then let it rest for a cigarette or 2, then mix for 5-10 minutes, then you are ready.

amakarevic 04-23-2008 06:45 PM

but i don't smoke.

so-elitecrete 04-24-2008 05:03 AM

i hate stupid mortar, too,,, but idiotic conc's worser :censored:

Tscarborough 04-24-2008 11:23 AM

Then let it rest for one beer. If you don't smoke or drink, then you are not qualified to mix mortar.......


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