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Repairing/rebuilding a lime mortar wall.

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by sandbender, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. sandbender

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    For a short while during the summer I found myself back in rainy Scotland, on those days when I was at the family home I set about repairing some of the lime mortar wall that surrounds the property, it backs onto a handily positioned beech hedge that scratches your head and arms when trying to position the stones, some of the stones are a bit heavy too, the constant kneeling down played hell with my knees but I was quite pleased with the results.


    Here are some pics...


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    Beer time...


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    :)
     
  2. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Very neat job there :)
     
  3. Robbi

    Robbi Full Member

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    Cracking job, well done indeed.
     
  4. Macaroon

    Macaroon A bemused & bewildered

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    Looks a splendid job to me, that'll weather in nicely. Down here they used to paint fresh stonework with a slurry of cowpats and sour milk, and a year later it looks as if it's been there since god was a boy :)
     
  5. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Looking good!
    I have never done a mortared wall, just a short length of drystone - but I know how heavy some of those rocks are going to be!
    Well done - that is a well deserved beer!
     
  6. Herbalist1

    Herbalist1 Settler

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    That is a neat looking job - very professional
     
  7. redneck

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    That's a very impressive job, well done.
     
  8. sandbender

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    Thanks all. :)
     
  9. Stevie777

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    Nice job. I learnt to do this when i worked at New Lanark, very therapeutic. Time would fly by.
     

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