Asked by: Alfaro Reschl
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th April, 2020

What is the mix ratio for type O mortar?

For Type "O" ("pointing") mortar where you have lighter weight, above grade, and non-load bearing projects, mix 1 part cement, 2 parts lime and 9 parts sand. This mix will give you 350 psi compressive strength. Use it for both interior and exterior applications.

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Simply so, what is Type O mortar?

Type O mortar This uses a 1 / 2 / 9 mix and results in a mortar with a 350 psi compressive strength. Type O is a lime rich mortar and is also referred to as "pointing" mortar. It is used in above grade, non-load bearing situations in both interior and exterior environments.

Subsequently, question is, what is the strongest mortar mix? mortar is a concrete mix that contains no gravel aggregates. an example of the strongest mortar mix ratio would be three parts of sand - one part of cement powder. though.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is Type O mortar used for?

Type O mortar is a low strength mortar (minimum 350 psi) that is used in non-load-bearing interior applications. It is easy to work with so it is often used to repair mortar where the wall is structurally sound.

What is the best mortar mix for Stone?

Mortar is usually one part Portland cement, one quarter to one half part lime and two to three parts sand. Lime helps make the mixture easier to work with. If you choose to make the mortar, mix the cement, lime (not dehydrated lime) and sand completely while dry before adding water.

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