Enlist the joints in stone masonry and Explain any one of them
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Different joints in stone masonry are as follows:

a. Butt joint: The joint made by placing two stones side by side in stone masonry work is called as butt joint.

b. Table joint or bed joggle joint: The joint in which two stones are kept one over the other by inter locking the male and female is called as table joint.

c. Lapped joint or Rebated joint: The joint in which two stones are rebated one over the other at their end is called as lapped joint or rebated joint.

d. Cramped joint: In such joint, metal cramp is used instead of dowels. The cramps are made from non corrosive metals like gunmetal, copper, etc.

e. Dowel joint: This type of joint is simple and used to maintain the stability of the adjacent stones from displacing or sliding. In such joint, dowels made up from gunmetal, copper, bronze, slate, or hard stone is used for holding tow adjacent stone.

f. Plug joint: This type of joint is an alternative over the cramped joint. This joint is made by making plug holes of dovetail shape in the side of the adjacent stones and then plug holes are filled with rich cement or molten lead.

g. Joggle joint: This type of joint is made up of metal or slate placed in between the groove of two adjacent stones.

h. Rusticated or Rebated joint: To increase massive appearance of structure, this type of joint is normally used in masonry work or plinth done at lower storeys of building.

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