I hired a stone mason to finish a fireplace with "dry stack" archectural
stone. I made the mistake of paying him at the point where I was satisfied
with his work but the job was not just finished.
I haven't seen him since.
He left a small area of metal lath exposed without a scratch coat of mortar
over it. (About one square foot)
I can't get anybody else to come in for such a small project.
This area is in the firebox (gas log). He left a bag of mortar and some
It's B type mortar.
Does anybody know the correct mixture of mortar to sand to complete the
Any help or tips appreciated.