Anchoring limestone caps on a wall

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Old 07-01-15, 08:22 AM
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Anchoring limestone caps on a wall

I'm putting limestone caps on a sitting wall that I've built. I'm planning on using type s mortar to attach them and was wondering if there's a need to put any kind of anchoring to secure it from tensile/sheer forces or will the mortar be enough to adhere it?

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Old 07-02-15, 03:25 PM
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why wouldn't gravity + a couple dabs of pl adhesive do the trick ? would certainly outlast mortar
 
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Old 07-08-15, 08:13 AM
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I was worried about objects hitting the caps from the side and breaking lose the bond with the mortar. While they are heavy, with a strong enough force, they move without the mortar pretty easy. The limestone is pretty smooth and I was worried the mortar wouldn't bond to it, even after I scored the surface pretty well. I ended up drilling holes into the base and the bottoms of the limestone caps and using tapcons sort of like dowels. Seems like it's holding well.

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