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Old 11-09-2017, 09:59 PM   #1
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Need Fast Cold Weather Chimney Stucco For Roofing Job


Stucco will be over very rough brickwork - with - repair will most likely exceed 2in in thickness in a few places.

I'm racing cold weather (freezing) near Pittsburgh AND I need to get Ice & Water Shield applied to the chimney. (If it sticks, I&W should help cure the concrete.

So I have 2 criteria: I&W sticks, and speed. It would be nice to apply the I&W next day or day after next at the latest. I think I'll be threading the needle with daily lows right at 32 degrees.

Would a really hot mix of calcium chloride do the job? Strength is not an issue, this stucco will be behind flashing.

Then there are polymer concretes like MMA (Methyl Methacrylate) TransPo T17 which completely cures in 45 minutes.

I need about 10-20# to do the job.

What are my options?

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Old 11-10-2017, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: Need Fast Cold Weather Chimney Stucco For Roofing Job


Candidates are:

Quikrete Rapid Road Repair
Euclid Speed Crete Red Line

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Is the chimney in use....just bag it to hold the heat in... leave in a recording high-low thermometer if you're nervous...

Or drop a 500 Watt light in the flue, cover with a small hole Bag the chimney, remove when cured.....


One can add fractional amounts of the various "Quik set" anti-Freezes when there is only a few degrees of frost to your mortars and plaster mixes.

Or there are heated concrete blankets for rent.....
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Like your 500w heating ideas, however, this is the outer chimney. (I actually have a cheap hi-lo thermometer that has tell-tail needles that capture the extremes. If I would have thought of it, I would have put one in the nest - but I didn't...)

I got some Quikrete Quick Setting Cement (10-20 min) and man, anything faster would be almost unusable - and it was 45* when I did the repair.

Overnight is in the high 20's so I put a trouble light with a 60w bulb right by the repair (all repair within 12in of light), propped a "lean to" over the light and repair area and buried under a couple of bunched up tattered cheapo tarps.

The next few days will have lows right around freezing and highs approaching 50, so I should be OK.

This Quick Setting generates huge properties in 1 and 24 hours - in act, more sooner than their polymer structural repair. But Transpo T17 is totally cured in 1 hour - but then products like these are easily $200 for 20#. There are also concretes designed for repair of freezers and cold storage areas that cannot be shut down.
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When you learn how to spell masonry come back and we will talk...
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Oops, not like meglomaniac.

Finished job. Quikrete Quick Setting work just fine. Sucked though I had to buy another 20# for just another handful...

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