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Old 04-23-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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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 ?

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:22 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
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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.
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but i don't smoke.
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:03 AM   #5
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i hate stupid mortar, too,,, but idiotic conc's worser
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:23 PM   #6
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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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