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We've done a decent enough job on our patio but I have a couple of flags
i'm not happy with.

The flags are on a solid bed of mortar.

They need lifting on one side by just a few mm, i'm wondering if i'd be
better using some sort of adhesive/filler for this than adding a thin
wedge of extra mortar.

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On 09/06/2021 19:16, R D S wrote:
We've done a decent enough job on our patio but I have a couple of flags
i'm not happy with.

The flags are on a solid bed of mortar.

They need lifting on one side by just a few mm, i'm wondering if i'd be
better using some sort of adhesive/filler for this than adding a thin
wedge of extra mortar.

Opinions please.


Oh dear. You might not get them up easily. If you can, any old thing
will do I should think. Even earth as long as no stones in it. Sand?
They ain't going to escape the force of gravity....
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On 09/06/2021 19:16, R D S wrote:
We've done a decent enough job on our patio but I have a couple of flags
i'm not happy with.

The flags are on a solid bed of mortar.


Mortar that has set? Or, you've just laid them?




They need lifting on one side by just a few mm, i'm wondering if i'd be
better using some sort of adhesive/filler for this than adding a thin
wedge of extra mortar.

Opinions please.


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On 09/06/2021 19:34, GB wrote:
On 09/06/2021 19:16, R D S wrote:
We've done a decent enough job on our patio but I have a couple of
flags i'm not happy with.

The flags are on a solid bed of mortar.


Mortar that has set? Or, you've just laid them?


A perimeter one was off to the point where I knew i'd want to redo it so
i lifted it before the mortar had gone off.

Another i've noticed since is internal, if it's stuck down it can stay,I
reckon when they're pointed I can forgive that one.

Flagging is yet another job i'd do differently next time! Nearly 50 and
still learning.
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On 09/06/2021 19:16, R D S wrote:
We've done a decent enough job on our patio but I have a couple of flags
i'm not happy with.

The flags are on a solid bed of mortar.

They need lifting on one side by just a few mm, i'm wondering if i'd be
better using some sort of adhesive/filler for this than adding a thin
wedge of extra mortar.

Opinions please.



Is the cat happy?

If so leave as it is.

They are going to be *******s to lift.

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On 09/06/2021 20:51, ARW wrote:


Is the cat happy?


We think so but he has 'resting bitch face', it's hard to tell.

If so leave as it is.


They are going to be *******s to lift.


One is lifted, if I can't get the other up, it can stay put.

I had a poltergeist style dream last night, I was walking on them and
they were rocking, then the ground beneath collapsed and it all went to
****.
I'm obviously obsessed. I need help.

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On 09/06/2021 21:56, Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote:
No it might eventually crack it I'd suggest. How come its wobbly?
Brian

It's not wobbly it just has a bit of a lean on after settling.
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On 09/06/2021 21:06, R D S wrote:
On 09/06/2021 20:51, ARW wrote:


Is the cat happy?


We think so but he has 'resting bitch face', it's hard to tell.

If so leave as it is.


They are going to be *******s to lift.


One is lifted, if I can't get the other up, it can stay put.

I had a poltergeist style dream last night, I was walking on them and
they were rocking, then the ground beneath collapsed and it all went to
****.
I'm obviously obsessed. I need help.


Well if you need to glue one in place without any space for a mortar
bed, then the ester bonding resins will do the job permanently while
also allowing a little packing out / gap filling:

https://www.toolstation.com/fischer-...n-resin/p52788




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Brian Gaff (Sofa) wrote

No it might eventually crack it I'd suggest.


Unlikely, but adhesive/filler/car body filler is easier.

How come its wobbly?


He ****ed up laying it.


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We've done a decent enough job on our patio but I have a couple of flags
i'm not happy with.

The flags are on a solid bed of mortar.

They need lifting on one side by just a few mm, i'm wondering if i'd be
better using some sort of adhesive/filler for this than adding a thin
wedge of extra mortar.

Opinions please.





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No it might eventually crack it I'd suggest.


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On 09/06/2021 21:06, R D S wrote:
On 09/06/2021 20:51, ARW wrote:


Is the cat happy?


We think so but he has 'resting bitch face', it's hard to tell.

If so leave as it is.


They are going to be *******s to lift.


One is lifted, if I can't get the other up, it can stay put.

I had a poltergeist style dream last night, I was walking on them and
they were rocking, then the ground beneath collapsed and it all went to
****.
I'm obviously obsessed. I need help.


As others have said, it's not easy lifting internal paving stones /
flags. I know as I've tried it, and it takes a lot of patience as well
as time. It can be done but it's a bitch if it's not level the first time.
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