How to Get Mortar into a Joint Lincoln NE

Getting mortar into a thin joint between already-placed units can be a difficult, messy and expensive operation. Some innovative companies, however, have developed equipment that eliminates much of the agony.

The Home Depot
(402) 325-6200
3300 N 27th St
Lincoln, NE
 
The Home Depot
(402)328-9669
6800 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Murphys Q P Store
(402) 466-9852
1554 N. 48th
Lincoln, NE
 
Baker Hardware
(402) 475-4081
801 N St, WEST HAYMARKET
Lincoln, NE
 
Gateway Center 162
(402) 465-3300
6400 O St
Lincoln, NE
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Sears Stores
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Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:11-18
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Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
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The Home Depot
(402)325-6200
3300 N 27th Street
Lincoln, NE
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Westlake Ace Hardware
(402) 466-2623
4545 Vine St
Lincoln, NE
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Lincoln
402-477-7300
1001 Y Street Lincoln, NE, 68508
Lincoln, NE
 
Q P Ace Hardware
(402) 438-5517
945 S 27th St
Lincoln, NE
 
Foster Lumber Company
(402) 483-4131
4220 South 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE
 

How to Get Mortar into a Joint

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Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: January 1, 1999

By William Palmer

Getting mortar into a thin joint between already-placed units can be a difficult, messy and expensive operation. Some innovative companies, however, have developed equipment that eliminates much of the agony. This equipment comes in different levels of complexity and cost. The size and complexity of a project dictates which is most appropriate.

The traditional and simplest way to point a masonry joint is to use a hawk--a hand-held steel plate upon which mortar is deposited. It's slightly easier getting mortar into a joint if you use a grout bag to deposit the mortar before tooling the joint.

You can also use a hand-operated gun, similar to a caulking gun.The new Joint Master can place mortar between concrete, brick or stone pavers. It saves time on smaller jobs but requires frequent refilling and requires the mason to bend.

For medium-sized projects, Quikpoint Inc. manufactures a Mortar Gun and a Lighting Grouter. Each is powered by a 110-volt drill motor. The Mortar Gun can be used to point or repoint walls. You can buy the Mortar Gun with or without the drill motor. For flatwork, the Lightning Grouter, lets the mason stand while filling joints. The motor is included.

The most versatile and highest volume piece of equipment on the market for pointing or repointing is the Thin Line Pump on wheels with a short wand with the nozzle.

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