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I know one of the top Lime/restoration guys in the UK. He tells me that side by side Hydraulic lime repairs next to Portland concrete repairs on a seawall the lime repair 20 years later is fine and the concrete is gone.
 

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this is the norm here, we use a lot of it, especially in brick n' stone.
and always in the plaster used
 

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do you know why its called "HYDRAULIC LIME"?
This i ask to all that think they are the "tits" of the construction business
 

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do you know why its called "HYDRAULIC LIME"?
This i ask to all that think they are the "tits" of the construction business



I do not think I'M the "tits" however,it is my understanding it is called Hydraulic because it allows it to set under water,unlike ordinary lime mortar which will not.
 

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one of the few who get it right, its basically in what its called.

excuse me, but i am not referring to you's people.

just something i like to run across Architects, Engineers. and basically anyone who is an ass on the job
 
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just something i like to run across Architects......
I had an architect once argue with me about how to orient a keystone in an arch....his way was to place the wide side facing the intrados. After failing to convince him that my key was set correctly, I suggested he google images of load bearing arches, and if he produced one image that showed his way, I would turn the key. He walked away typing into his smart phone......he didn't come back that day, and never mentioned it again.

Engineers are more on the ball for sure.
 
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