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Can wood make contact with lime mortar?

 
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Hello!

I was wondering if lime mortar would be a safe/smart thing to use around the wooden frame of a window or door (would it create rot or moisture?)

I tried googling this question, and tried doing a specific search on here, but unless I'm doing something wrong I haven't been able to find a whole lot of resources about how lime mortar interacts with wood? I should say that I'm a Peter Ward admirer and absolutely despise concrete (lol not really, just in the realm of natural building) so I'm really only focusing on lime mortar, but I've also heard talk of something called "oakum" which might also do the job? But that seems like it might be hard to source

Thank you so much!!! And sorry if this is a ridiculous question haha, I've been researching almost exclusively cob building for so long, this new world of stone and mortar is very... tricky for me at the moment!
 
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Yes, look at any old Tudor building in England
 
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John C Daley wrote:Yes, look at any old Tudor building in England



Thank you, that does make sense and I had considered it, but never knew if problems arose because of it, but i guess it wouldn't have been used for so long if it did. I'm surprised i couldn't find much with a search, so i just wanted to check in with people who would know, just to make sure.

Thank you again! Hope you're doing well and staying healthy!
 
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Glad to help.
Research can be difficult if you dont do it often, or ever.
Sometimes you need to change your search words, or include words that you pickup when reading papers that have come up.
Many people do a single search, only read the headings and if nothing seems to cover what they want, they stop or move on.
Patience is needed.
 
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