Make My Own Mortar for Brick Veneer?


I have a lot of leftover lime and Portland cement and am done with everything except adding a brick veneer to the oven. My question is: Can I use the leftover lime and cement to make my own mortar? If so, is there a recommended recipe? I plan to use a mortar additive that was recommended too.

Thanks very much.

Yes you can. I mixed my own Type-S mortar to attach the veneer using leftover lime and Portland cement. I needed to buy sand (All Purpose). So far everything is staying stuck right where I put it.

Here’s the info I found out while I was working on my oven.

Mortar Mixes



This is exactly what I was looking for, I am psyched that I can use remaining materials. Thanks very much for sharing this!

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