Hi all. I have pulled out some old rotten wooden lintels above some upstairs windows in preparation for installing some prestressed concrete lintels. These windows are quite small, although others are larger downstairs. I have taken away sandstone lumps and lots of lime mortar and cut the lintels to the correct length to enable them to fit retaining the correct bearing length and Im ready to actually set them in place. My question is what mortar mix should I use to bed these lintels in and build back up above them to the top of the wall at the eves, some 8 inches of sandstone rubble .. the mortar is very fryable and breaks down easily. SHould I use a lime mortar mix similar to that that came out or a more opc mix.
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