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Old 04-22-2019, 09:25 AM   #21
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Yeah adding dirt tried that I think it's a way to go but I didn't find it did anything, basically within a couple days of rain here it washed off.

The black coffee, I guess or tea maybe I'll give that a try.


Like I said I know it's an art to match, but I'm also thinking sometimes there is some mortar you just can't, especially after 70 years and this mortar as seen in the pics has weathered and so much of the large sand particles are exposed.

Also, I'm close to just getting into my head to grind the whole front of the house out...what blades do you guys like? I've use the traditional tuckpoint blade maybe 1/4" thick...but have seen the Bosch double stacked, seems like I would have to possibly go back in and knock down the sliver in the back of the cut that the space between the twin blade would leave.


I mean we are talking about 3/8 joints here you can't really move the blade up and down much to remove that sliver, without digging into the top and bottom bricks.

Then there is also the triple blade, I don't know, maybe all these blades are nice but the best would be the thick single blade.
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Old 04-22-2019, 09:59 AM   #22
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This will clean up the "sliver" of mortar without harming the brick.

https://www.bontool.com/mortar-route...ter-3-8-11-826
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Since you are still searching for a mortar aging method,try this one endorsed by architect Russell Versaci. I never tried it ,so if you do,let us know.

https://books.google.com/books?id=sd...mortar&f=false
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Since you are still searching for a mortar aging method,try this one endorsed by architect Russell Versaci. I never tried it ,so if you do,let us know.

https://books.google.com/books?id=sd...mortar&f=false
Ian Cramb said piss in a bucket of grass clippings then use that. Maybe it works...
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FJN...yeah saw those online mostly a UK thing...appreciate the USA source.

So sounds like you used them? They last at all?
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Yes,I have a set of them in various sizes,have been quite satisfied with them. With reasonable care,they provide long service life.
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The nice thing about the router,there is way less chance to nick the bricks when cutting the head joints than with a circular blade.



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