Repairing/rebuilding a lime mortar wall.

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Nov 29, 2004
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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...


Before...





After...





Beer time...





:)
 

Macaroon

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Jan 5, 2013
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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 :)
 

John Fenna

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Oct 7, 2006
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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!