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> -----Original Message-----
> From: GSKWY(--nospam--at)
> Does anyone have experience re-pointing brickwork done with lime
> mortar - i.e. a 1920's era townhouse.
> What should be used for mortar?  Is any special preparation
> necessary?  Are there different requirements for exterior versus
> interior walls?
> Gail S. Kelley, P.E.

I don't have any personal experience, but the Institute for Research in
Construction, National Research Council of Canada (IRC-NRC) has done a lot
of work in this area, driven by the need to maintain the Parliament
Buildings here in Ottawa.

This would be one place to start:

Our National Master Specifications include several sections in Division 4
that address mortars, procedures, etc. To my knowledge they are not
available on-line.

Peter James, P.Eng

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