WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED VALUES OF CONSISTENCY OF MORTAR FOR DIFFERENT WORK?

Consistency of mortar is tested by using a standard cone apparatus. In this test a cone weighing 300 g is allowed to fall from a specified height to penetrate through the mortar. The depth of penetration of the cone is called its consistency value. It is expressed in mm. To read the test procedure click here.

Recommended Values of Consistency

The recommended values of consistency of mortar for different types of work are as follows.

Type of work Values of Consistency
For laying walls with solid bricks 90 to 130 mm
For laying perforated bricks 70 to 80 mm
For filling cavities 130 to 150 mm

 

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