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Hypertufa and Concrete: ..and the concrete breaks

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motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 25, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8714107

Made concrete forms this winter (in the basement). Was taking one of the small rectangle ones out to paint...held it on one side..the other broke off in pieces.It was almost an inch thick.
I did mix it to the consistency of muffin batter and it had months to set up.
Any ideas.? I have 3 leaf bowls which I am afraid to ;move now (maybe gently in box to cut down on the potential breakage.)
Argh
katiebear
mulege
Mexico

July 25, 2011
9:55 AM

Post #8714197

Did you cover it with a damp towel or spray it for the first couple of days. I understand teh first few days are the most critical.

Second suggestion - get some really good glue.

Third - remember - sh.t happens. And keep going.

katie
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8714651

Gorilla Gl;ue works on everything even your fingerprints.
motts1
south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 25, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8715006

Hey, I used Loktite to hold fence boards..worked like a charm...did the same for my fingers!!!!
Katie, I did cover it with plastic to keep it moist.
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Will keep checking here. Was hoping to earn a little moohlah...moving is expensive..esp when the most of what is to be moved is Plants!!!!!
plantsforpeg
Ventress, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8715043

I've been wanting to try hypertuff too, but keep putting it off. Guess the first time is trial and error.

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