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Section 21.803 — Mortar Preparation
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The mortar mix shall be Type N or Type S proportioned as required by the construction specifications. The pointing mortar shall be pre-hydrated by first thoroughly mixing all ingredients dry and then mixing again, adding only enough water to produce a damp unworkable mix which will retain its form when pressed into a ball. The mortar shall be kept in a damp condition for one and one-half hours; then sufficient water shall be added to bring it to a consistency that is somewhat drier than conventional masonry mortar.