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Advice on What to use for Re-Pointing a Stone House

Postby walshy71 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:19 pm

Hi
I have a stone house that I think needs repointing but Im not sure what I need to use in order to do this, The house has been built using what I think is a sandstone and the mortar lines currently in it seem to mostly be a greyish colour as if they have been done in sand and cement but reading online I am under the impression that a lime mortar should be used.
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Any advice greatly appreciated
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Postby stuart45 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:14 am

Lime mortar would be better if the original, not a repoint point was lime.
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Postby walshy71 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:50 pm

Thanks for the reply,
yes think the original was lime mortar so thats what I'll go with.
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