Got a conversion to do? Building project? Got questions? Need Answers? Offering a product or service? Visit our forum...

My Barn Conversion

Login

canadian pharmacy
About | Shop | Privacy | Forum | Gallery | Contact Us

Lime Analysis

Category: Barn Conversion Journal May 5th, 2007 by mbc

Inspired to analyse the composition of my mortar, I improvised and placed a lump of mortar that I’d levered out of my wall in the strongest acid I could lay my hands on – white wine vinegar 8% acidity.

The vinegar was surprisingly successful in dissolving the lime (with a rather attractive bubbling that makes me want to do it again) and left me with the residue photographed below:

thumbnail~ Click for more detail

I was left with around 10-20% of the original volume of material, mainly quite fine sand. From this and the appearance of the mortar it seems to me the mortar contains a high proportion of lime with added sand.

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Lime Pointing Update
So I’ve managed to go an get myself a new hobby, which is really the last thing I need at the moment as I have more than enough to fill…

tag: ‘lime mortar

Green = Mean ?
I’ve spent the day practicing my version of precision carpentry cladding openings of my big metal shed.

category: ‘Barn Conversion Journal

Building Progress ~ July 2009
On into the rainy damp Summer of 2009.

category: ‘Barn Conversion Journal

Posted in Barn Conversion Journal | No Comments » « Leave Yours
Tags: ,

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.