# mortar

• posted on September 26, 2006, 3:38 pm

I have access to some 300kl of mortar and I wanted to do something useful with it. I do need to lay a path in the garden and want to know if there is any way to use this mortar. Presumably it will desintegrate quickly if mixed with just water? Is there anything I can do to make it tougher, like add some sand or some additive?
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• posted on September 26, 2006, 5:30 pm

How much is 300kl? I'm not familiar with this unit of measure.
Rob Graham
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• posted on September 26, 2006, 9:24 pm

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661.37566 lbs 5.9051398 cwt in imperial weight
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• posted on September 27, 2006, 8:27 am
Rob graham wrote:

kl could mean kilolitres. 1000 litres = 1 cubic metre therefore 300 kl = 300 cubic metres kl could be a typo for kg. One kilogram equals 2.2 pounds therefore 300 kg = 300 x 2.2 pounds = 660 pounds = 5.89 cwt. In either case it is a LOT of mortar.
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• posted on September 27, 2006, 3:05 pm
Opps! Kilograms it is. It is a lot of mortar and my tenant left it in the yard that he was renting from me. I just happen to need a path laid and he also left a cement mixer. Is there any way to use this mortar for laying a path? There must be a trick of some kind.

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• posted on September 27, 2006, 3:27 pm

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Martin

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• posted on September 27, 2006, 9:30 pm
Definitely mortar, I'm not a builder and my knowledge of these matters is almost zero. I simply have access to a lot of mortar, a mechanical cement mixer and a path that needs to be laid on top of a badly broken up concrete path. I do know that this mortar is supposed to be for use on the inside walls of houses. I would however like to mix it up and make a path with it, if thats possible.

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• posted on September 27, 2006, 10:04 pm

< top posting corrected >
In that case I would try a bit and see if it goes off ok in next 24 hours. Then do the path.
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