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Subject: Dry slaked lime

Dry slaked lime

From: Orit Soffer <oritsoffer>
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003
I'm looking for further information on the technique of dry-slaking
lime, as described in the article "Lime: The Basics" by Jonathan
Taylor
    <URL:http://www.buildingconservation.com/
        articles/limebasic/limebasic.htm>

   "Gerard Lynch, the historic brickwork consultant, has
    convincingly argued that most lime must have been made on site
    and used immediately, without waiting for it to mature.
    Dry-slaking is ideal for this: lumps of fresh quicklime are
    slaked with a limited amount of water and then immediately
    covered over with damp sand; then, after screening to remove any
    remaining particles of unslaked quicklime, the mixture of sand
    and lime is knocked up with water ready for immediate use,
    although it was probably 'banked' to allow the lime to mature
    for a few days first."

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Orit Soffer
Conservator
Israel Antiquities Authority


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