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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/12/2011, 8:11 PM

    Stuart 45 lime does start to carbonate as soon as it is produced . I got that staight from the area rep. for Carmuse lime in pa. he said 6 mo. old it was so so 1yr. toss it. Ikn...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/12/2011, 7:50 PM

    I can't seem to get reply in right spot. The lime works in Quakers town Pa. is DeGruchy lime works Andy DeGruchy is The owner his lime comes from France St. Astiers lime co. it ...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/12/2011, 7:20 PM

    DeGruchy lime works Quakers town Pa. Andy DeGruchy owner

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/12/2011, 7:16 PM

    The name of the co. is DeGruchy Lime Works the owners name is Andy DeGruchy. The hydraulic lime they sell is imported from France & is produced by St. Astiers lime co.

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/12/2011, 7:10 PM

    the name is DeGRUCHY Lime Works The owners name is Andy DeGruchy. Quakers Town Pa. The hydraulic lime they import comes from a plant in France called St. Astiers.

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/11/2011, 12:43 PM

    A great big thanks goes out to you also Stuart 45 for clueing me in that i will have to make pilgrimage to the holy sea of lime in the U.K.to learn everything worth knowing abou...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/11/2011, 11:31 AM

    Lukaachuki; I did not realize the sole criteria to establish vality was the number of postings one had. Silly me! Thanks for the heads up on that. I find it amazing you know wh...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/10/2011, 10:23 PM

    Mortar strength it appears is akin to the bigger is better mind set. Most mortar speced is way to strong and consequently to brittle. There are certain tech. notes out there Tha...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/10/2011, 9:18 PM

    After you read ALL the papers presented at the 2005 LIME SYMPOSIUM you will possibly sing a different tune. You dont have to believe me i have nothing to gain or lose by your be...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/10/2011, 9:06 PM

    NOT TRUE if you read those publications you would realize that . If you have not previously read them do so and then way in .

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/10/2011, 8:47 PM

    The money spent or "saved" does not belong to the contractor it is the clients. Why assume the mantel of liability to "save" money that belongs to a client that has the potenti...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/10/2011, 8:11 PM

    It is true you can create a lime putty by soaking dry hydrate"bagged" lime. You will improve some of the properties of the lime if you do it. That process will "fatten" up the l...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/10/2011, 7:27 PM

    There was a article in the most current issue of "Masonry Edge"magizine.Aug.2011 that is right up your alley. The gist of the article is about the masonry restoration of the BEA...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/6/2011, 7:07 PM

    A great mix is 1 part lime 2 1/4-2 1/2 SHARP well graded sand that comes as close as possible to the ideal range of astm c-144. Not the face powder sand most suppliers call maso...

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    fjnPosted new reply in Masonry9/6/2011, 6:39 PM

    A number of years ago FINE HOMEBUILDING mag. ran a article that proposed just such a fix. If my memory serves me i think it was only for joists that were perp. to wall. Also it ...

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