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Question:


I am using Grip Strip backer rod between my logs and didn't want to purchase the expensive synthetic chinking on the market today. Could I apply mortar and make it stick to the backer rod? If so, what recipe of mortar chinking do you recommend? Thanks

Answer:

The mortar probably will not stick to it. The problem with mortar is that when it dries it pulls away from the log and leaves a small crack for water to get in behind. Google for recipes.

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