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Hi David S, I plan to cast the mix over a sand mould in one go, I was a little worried that doing it i steps it might not bond correctly, I was planning on mixing my 3 to 1 twice and immediately casting it over the sand mould. I have now emailed Genine, the scientist at Kerneos who has been kindly advising me. I thought I would have a couple of wt hours to work the mix over the mould and get it right, so to speak.
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Interesting tack you have taken....PLEASE, share the advice you get from kernos.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:38 AM
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If you do it in one go, then make sure you have some assistance. If the mixture begins to harden any added water to keep it fluid enough to be workable will simply reduce it's strength. If you do it in batches it should be still soft enough to bond well to the next layer. Do wash out your barrow or mixer each time though, because any material that has gone off will accelerate the new batch. I was just trying to help you save waste and $
Ps I use a satay stick to check the correct depth, works well.

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Old 08-20-2011, 02:38 PM
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Are you going to use an outer mold ? Or mix it thick enough so it supports its self till it sets up ?

How thick are you trying to get the wall ? Are you castin the door and flue at the same time ?

Thanks I'm a Newbie here, trying to find materials is a pain.
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Are you going to use an outer mold ? Or mix it thick enough so it supports its self till it sets up ?

How thick are you trying to get the wall ? Are you castin the door and flue at the same time ?

Thanks I'm a Newbie here, trying to find materials is a pain.
You must have been asking Piscatorsalmotrutta this question, no?
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