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Lime mortar??

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  • 12-11-2022 4:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6


    Hi all , I’m doing up an 1910  farm house at the moment, which had previously had its external render completely remove & then the southern facing wall was pointed in PUre CEMENT which had major damp issues ,  I now have removed all concrete pointing ! My question is this , there is a lot of discussion at the moment regarding NHL3.5  and there suitability’s for pointing as it will keep strengthening! (In 10years it might be like cement) 

    Should I use hotlime instead ? 

    I know the house will have to be completely lime plaster but the time of the year is against me ! 

    The wall is bare inside & out and is very wet 🙈thanks in advance , total confused lime converter



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,600 ✭✭✭Yellow_Fern


    I think hot lime is the best but often not essential. id suggest calling one of the big lime suppliers and asking them.



  • Registered Users Posts: 76 ✭✭Le shovelle


    NHL 3.5 but it's the wrong time of year for lime plastering. Your time enough to April. Be no harm to let the wall dry out for a while before plastering



  • Registered Users Posts: 6 MikeyBoy007


    Thanks, I think I’ll do a bit more research but I am going towards the hotlime way 👍



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