Poor man’s mortar pointing gun

In this video I use an empty silicone tube and a silicone gun to see whether it is possible to use it for mortar repointing. I have tried a dedicated pointing gun, but I could not get it to work correctly if water was used to mix the mortar. These days I use SBR in a lot of mixes instead of water and that gives the mortar a creamier consistency. Obviously if you are going to repoint a whole house you will be better off buying a dedicated pointing gun, but for patch repair pointing you can use an old silicone tube.

You might also find these videos useful-

Ultimate silicone gun hack- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0TTZ4_U6zM
How to mix a small batch or mortar- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6WihEfckW4
Fibre reinforced mortar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt2rprFyD8g&t
Mixing cement by hand- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN0aAG-HgD8
Repoint a lead valley- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HRI3ftacj8
Pointing gun, mortar pointing gun, patch repointing
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