Title: Which Drink Can Save a Hot Load?
Author(s): Ryan Scott
Publication: Concrete International
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Keywords: mortar, setting, temperature, water
The author offers a few options for saving a broken-down mixer truck full of concrete, from using hydraulic lines from another truck to chemical additions into a spinning drum to delay setting time. Results of testing of hydration stabilizers, table sugar, and different soft drinks on mortar mini-mixtures are provided as well as in-depth discussion on adding regular and diet soft drinks.