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Title: Which Drink Can Save a Hot Load?

Author(s): Ryan Scott

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 44

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s):

Keywords: mortar, setting, temperature, water

Date: 8/1/2022

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.


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