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

My Barn Conversion


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…

Pointing opinions
Having spent a fair amount of time over the last few years staring at a wall with trowel in hand pointing I’ve built up some opinions on mortar, pointing and…

tag: ‘lime mortar

The ‘garden’
With the snow now gone I’m able to photograph the ‘garden’ – or perhaps this patch of soil and rocks is better described as the ‘prospective garden’.

category: ‘Barn Conversion Journal

Repointing – done!
It is with a mixed sense of delight (at having no more pointing to do) and dismay (at having no more pointing to do) that I can report that I’ve…

tag: ‘lime

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.