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Old 12-12-2017, 07:36 PM   #21
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It should not be a problem.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:59 PM   #22
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You'll know in a few years...
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I poured 10" thick 10' tall concrete walls for the foundation of my own home in very similar conditions over 5 years ago and tbh they turned out better than 90% of the walls we pour in summer. Very very little shrink cracking and no spalling of any sort.

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Old 12-12-2017, 10:30 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the comments. Very much appreciated.

I just hope this job isn't pushing the limits and that this doesn't turn into one of those things that could have been prevented (which happens all too often). A little reading on concrete in cold weather says this isn't quite right. Not that it won't end up being fine anyway, but it's not good practice.

This is just one of many vids that has me a bit on edge.

Edit: concrete work reminds me of tile work, in that there's lots of opportunity for "experienced" guys to cut corners. Nothing worse than setting tile and some idiot screws up the grout job with too much water, etc. This reminds me of those guys.."it'll be fine..I've been dong this for years."

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Typical nervous HO.

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Typical nervous HO.

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I get that. They're pros. But I also know how to read up on stuff...and I know human nature from being in this business long enough, especially when the time pressure is on.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:38 AM   #27
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For how little effort it is to throw tarps on, I would like to see it personally. We always do, but that being said, you might come out fine. I'm sure it happens lots, and hopefully the professionals in your area know their area and what is required. I'm also a bit further North than you
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Stripping the forms the next day and there will still be heat coming off the concrete.

Good place to warm your hands.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:51 AM   #29
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You should see some of the weather and temps concrete gets poured here, Your pour was a walk in the park.

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