What Is the Correct Mix for Bricklaying Mortar?

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A good mortar mixture consists of four units of building sand, 1 unit of cement, for most paving work a 4:1 is perfectly sufficient. The sand and cement must be mixed thoroughly in a mechanical mixer by using clean water from ponds or paddles. After mixing thoroughly the mixture colour of the mix should change as the cement is added throughout. The mortar mixture should not have streaking of cement, and clumps of pure cement or sand.
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The ratio of the mix mortar is 6 parts sand, 2 parts lime and 1 part cement. Pour water, sand into the mixer and make sure the mix is still wet. Pour lime into the mixer and leave it to mix for about 3 minutes and then add cement to the mixture. Repeat the whole procedure keeping to the same ratios, to make a bigger mix depending on the size of the mixer, and then add water at regular intervals. Leave the mixer running at a slow pace for about 5 minutes to get a pliable smooth mortar.
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1 Set up a 3. 2cu standard tip-up mixer. Ad 2 Fill mixer with 15litres of water. 3 Put 4 shovels of sand in. 4 Put 17. 5kg bag of cement in. 5 Add another 7/8 shovels of sand in.
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proper proportioning of sand to cement in mortar is not to exceed 3:1 then a 1:5 ratio to water so in 1 cubic meter so there will be .6 m3 of sand and .2 m3 of cement and .2 m3 of
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you already got the answer 3:1 sand/cement but in the marked there is also a mortar mix, and reinforced cement, i suggest you check what are you buying, because the proportions will
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A suitable ratio for strong mortar mix would be about 1 : 2. This means that you would use 2 buckets of cement to 4 buckets of sand.
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