How Do I Mix Brick Mortar?

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You can mix brick mortar using one shovel full of cement with four shovels full of concrete sand in a wheelbarrow. Mix the two while still dry using a garden hoe. Make a crater at the centre of the mix and fill with water to form a paste-like consistency. Then take the mixture in a trowel and turn it upside down, if the mortar sticks to the metal trowel blade then it is just right. Put in a 1/2 shovel full of cement and one shovel full of sand to thicken mortar if too wet.
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How to Mix Brick Mortar
Brick mortar holds bricks together when building structures, and must be mixed in the correct proportions for proper adhesion of the bricks. Mortar and concrete are composed of the same basic materials except mortar contains no large aggregate such as... More »
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After you have mixed soft and sharp sand with lime together, form a circle with the mixture and the hollow the centre out. Next, shovel or tip in the required amount of cement. Then mix them all up together shovelling them towards the centre. When the mixture is one uniform colour, you will hollow out the centre once again and tip water into the centre start with ½ a bucket. Mix everything into the middle once more and keep turning it over until the whole mixture is even in colour and consistency.
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