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I'm a carpenter from Ireland. Building with timber is not common here, but I just completed a medium sized workshop built from reclaimed railway sleepers, lying horizontally.
I installed a backer rod between the timbers, and am now ready for chinking. Sadly, caulking/chinking products are not readily available here. The only sealant type products which adhere to this old, treated timber are very expensive.
I'm wondering if a sand/cement/lime mixture might be best? I could easily poin


Daubing Mixes parts (volume) material MIX A 1/4 cement 1 lime 4 sand 1/8 dry color hog bristles or excelsior MIX B 6 sand 4 lime 1 cement MIX C 1 portland cement 4-8 lime 7-10 sand One more that I have. Chinking: By the shovel: 1 portland cement 3 strained sawdust 4 fibered plaster 2 masonry sand 2 masonry cement mix dry add water

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