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Cement curing time....

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Subject: Cement curing time....
From: (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 07:48:13 -0700
On Sep 25,  8:16pm, Frank Donovan wrote:
> I'm sure someone will provide a detailed answer to your specific question
> about curing time, but I understand that the strength of structural
> concrete is considerable enhanced if it kept moist for several days after
> it is poured.  This is especially true if your soil is very dry or if it
> is exposed to direct sunlight for extended hours.  Just cover it over with
> a thick layer of dampened straw, and keep the straw moist if you can.

old carpet covered with a sheet of plastic works really great. I let mine
sit for a couple weeks. It takes up to a month for the concrete to reach
full strength ... but like rc time constants, after a couple time constants
your almost there.

73, Jim, WA6SDM

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