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charger10s 05-25-2010 06:32 AM

Mixing/Applying Mortar Question
 
How do most people mix up their mortar? In buckets, wheelbarrows, etc? And after it's mixed, do you work directly from the bucket, or transfer to a board of something?

When I did my soldier course, I mixed my mortar in a wheelbarrow, and transferred piles of it to a scrap piece if plywood as I worked. I'm about to start my dome, I was wondering if there a better way?

Thanks!

fxpose 05-25-2010 09:23 AM

Re: Mixing/Applying Mortar Question
 
I only mixed small portions at a time (pre-mixed home brew) in a small paint pail that gave me about 30 minutes worth of brick laying time. I scooped mortar directly out of the pail to butter just one side of each brick laid.

George

charger10s 05-25-2010 10:04 AM

Re: Mixing/Applying Mortar Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fxpose (Post 90631)
I only mixed small portions at a time (pre-mixed home brew) in a small paint pail that gave me about 30 minutes worth of brick laying time. I scooped mortar directly out of the pail to butter just one side of each brick laid.

George

Thanks for the reply George! By paint pail, do you mean the 1 gallon cans that you buy paint in?

fxpose 05-25-2010 10:12 AM

Re: Mixing/Applying Mortar Question
 
No, these are smooth bottomed, smallish 3 or 4 quart plastic buckets that you can pick up at Home Depot for like 2 bucks.

charger10s 05-25-2010 10:33 AM

Re: Mixing/Applying Mortar Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fxpose (Post 90637)
No, these are smooth bottomed, smallish 3 or 4 quart plastic buckets that you can pick up at Home Depot for like 2 bucks.

Awesome, thanks!


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