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Mojoe 12-12-2007 06:39 AM

Working Temp-Refmix
 
Just wanted to reiterate for cold weather bricklayers the working temperature stated in the specification is 15-30 C, 59-86F. I've never used this product but I assume you would not want to drive off the moisture (curing) too quickly. By the same token, you also do not want the water molecules in the mix to freeze. I know that doing so in other mortars results in weak joints that are more prone to failure/cracking. Also, there is a continuous stream of high heat being pulled across the arch of your oven, unlike flames kissing the dome, don't push it too quickly. Goes back to Uno's post a few months ago regarding pulling slab forms... patience.

thebadger 12-12-2007 06:48 PM

Re: Working Temp-Refmix
 
Mojoe

What part of Ohio are you from? I'm in Cin. I know of another buider who's in cin as well that is almost done. I finished my foundation/walls but have to wait until next year to begin the "actual" build.

Thebadger

Mojoe 12-13-2007 04:44 AM

Re: Working Temp-Refmix
 
I'm north of Dayton and not unlike you I am waiting for spring to finish. My oven is functionally complete, I just have to finish off a few misc item...face the concrete blocks with stone veneer, cap the chimney, tile the landing/counter, put up some cedar trim, and mount two thermocouple analog displays.

I've noticed some cold weather builders using portable shelters with heaters which seems like a viable option to continue building.


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