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Making the mortar and placing the cap
Preparing the post top
As the cap was heavy, about 80kg (177 lbs), the washers made level points for the cap to sit on, eliminating the hassle of trying to make the cap the right height and level once the mortar had been applied.
Lifting the cap
The cap at that stage was upside down.
Mixing the mortar
The dry mortar mix came in a pre-mixed 25kg (55lb) bag which was enough to do three caps, allow for plenty of spillage and still have some left over.
Mixing instructions were on the bag.
Applying the mortar
The mortar was applied to both the top of the concrete post and to the concrete cap.
Turning the cap over in place
The cap was twisted slightly back and forth until it sank into the plaster and sat level on the washers.
The excess mortar that oozed out the sides was scraped off with a trowel and the lower part of the post was hosed to get rid of all the spilt mortar.
And that’s that!