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In hollow clay blocks masonry, the load bearing main walls should be constructed in __________ (cement, lime, sand) mix.

(a) 1:2:6

(b) 1:1:6

(c) 1:2:9

(d) 1:1:9

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Enquiry is from Composite Masonry topic in section Composite Masonry of Construction & Building Materials

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Right choice is (b) 1:1:6

To explain I would say: In hollow clay blocks masonry, the load bearing main walls should be constructed in 1:1:6 (cement, lime, sand). And non-load bearing main walls should be constructed in 1:2:9 mix.

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