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Old 05-25-2012, 03:12 PM
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I've been searching around for a source of lime. From the different concrete, home stores, and a couple of other locations no body has any. I am able to locate agricuture limestone. Can I use this to make my morter mix?
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:41 PM
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Ask for hydrated lime or Type-S lime. Home Depot carries it. You'll find it right next to bagged concrete. Or call a masonry supplier. They carry it, too.

Edit: I stand corrected--it's not in stock in any Orlando HD.

Agricultural lime ( calcium carbonate) is not the same as hydrated lime (calcium hydroxide), and should not be used in mortars.

Have you tried Harwood Brick yet?

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Old 05-25-2012, 07:45 PM
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Masonry supply houses, CMU manufacturers, Brick distributors, that is about it for Type S lime.
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Old 05-26-2012, 12:13 PM
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OK, I found some hydrated lime at Ace Hardware. It is from bonide and it does say it is from calcium hydroxide. Should I be OK using this?
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:52 PM
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I'm in Riverview, FL and finally found some at the local feed store. 50lb was less than $10.00. Coloroc in Oldsmar told me they couldn't source it. This stuff comes from Alabama.
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:57 PM
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yes, but watch out if you have any little cuts on your fingers.
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Old 05-26-2012, 03:43 PM
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Well.... Actually you want double-hydrated lime, ie Type S lime, but it may be very hard to find. Looking at the data sheet, that is not really what you want.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:55 PM
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So with the hydrated lime that I found it a possible. What about this.

http://quikrete.com/PDFs/DATA_SHEET-...ementtypeS.pdf

I've called 8-10 different places on Friday including Masonary, CBS plants and home improvement centers with everybody saying that don't have it and don't know where to get it from. Does anybody know where I can get Type-S lime from?
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:01 PM
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Searching under "masonry supplies" in Orlando, I come up with many sources.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:07 PM
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Type S mortar contains 1 part portland to 1/2 part lime, and it is not required that the lime be Type S lime.
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