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Posted by Dodgeman on August 19th, 2002 12:46 PM
In reply to Mortar vs Cement by Patrick Lanfear on August 19th, 2002 10:54 AM [Go to top of thread]

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Concrete contains portland cement and motar usually contains a mixture of portland cement and lime. In the "old days" mortar was just lime and sand, but had slow drying times. Today it is usually a mixture. Where high strength, erosion resistance, etc are required, mortar can be made from just portland cement and sand.

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