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#297651 - 11/27/20 02:11 PM Question from planet Mars
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LOL. Not really
But it is a question from a different part of the world, about a topic not really relevant to this forum

My question is about something related to construction of concrete structures.

OK, my question is from another galaxy. LOL.

In our part of the world, we use concrete to build our houses. As you may know, when you pour concrete to make columns or ceilings, you need to leave that concrete for several days before it is hardened enough to support itself and we can remove the supporting scaffolds .. etc.

The concrete has to be kept wet for a few more days, depending on the building code in your area, and during this period , we used to spray it with water and cover it with material to slow water evaporation.

Recently though, a wax-like material started gaining popularity. The minute we remove the supporting material, we spray the concrete with this waxy stuff, and leave it for a week or so before doing more work. Some companies are advertising this waxy stuff and the pump they use to spray it, which is more or less a spray pump that is used for spraying pesticides. I asked some of them about cleaning that pump afterwards, ( because the waxy stuff solidifies and may clog the pump) and prevent later use. I got no answer.

So, here is my question : if you use this pump to spray the waxy stuff on concrete , do you just wash it with water ??? Or do you need a specific solvent ???

After some searching I got this info
Material is called : Antisol
Manufacturing Company = Sika

Here is a link :
https://gcc.sika.com/content/dam/dms/gcc/o/sika_antisol_wb.pdf


Any ideas ???

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#297652 - 11/27/20 02:35 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: Chisel]
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From the data sheet:
Quote:
Further Information
Clean all tools and equipment immediately with warm soapy water.


I´d use water with soap (probably dish soap). Warm water if it is available, cold water otherwise.
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#297653 - 11/27/20 03:04 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: M_a_x]
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Oh, Max
Thanks indeed

Would you believe I didn't see that in the datasheet

Thanks

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#297654 - 11/27/20 03:19 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: Chisel]
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You are welcome, Chisel.
They could have opted for a better title for that chapter.
I am totally capable to not see information in manuals or on data sheets myself.
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#297655 - 11/27/20 03:34 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: M_a_x]
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LOL

There is a wisdom that says : you only see with your heart, not your eyes.

Actually this is relevant to prepping in a way
There are many times I have placed a critical tool or item, just to forget where it was when I needed it most. It did happen to me a few times. Partial solution is to have several and scatter them in different places.

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#297656 - 11/27/20 03:54 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: Chisel]
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Best way I have found to lose something requiring a toss the house search is to make sure I place it in a safe place so I don't lose it. blush
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#297657 - 11/27/20 04:20 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Originally Posted By: Doug_Ritter
Best way I have found to lose something requiring a toss the house search is to make sure I place it in a safe place so I don't lose it. blush


The best way I've found to find something I've lost is to buy a replacement. It will immediately turn up just as I'm taking the new one out of the package.
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#297658 - 11/27/20 04:22 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: brandtb]
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Originally Posted By: brandtb

The best way I've found to find something I've lost is to buy a replacement. It will immediately turn up just as I'm taking the new one out of the package.


Yep!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Harder to do when you can't buy a replacement. Still searching...
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#297665 - 11/28/20 11:40 AM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: Doug_Ritter]
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Best way I have found to lose something requiring a toss the house search is to make sure I place it in a safe place so I don't lose it.


Exactly

And there is another variation: you have something all the time, except when you need it and find out you forgot it at home only that one time.

I used to carry two pens, not one, but two (blue and black ink). They are on me even at home, and only leave my pocket when I go to sleep. Then one day I was going to meet a guy in a cafe to discuss some business. When the discussion needed some drawing and writing, I had NONE of my pens on me !!

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#297666 - 11/28/20 01:05 PM Re: Question from planet Mars [Re: Chisel]
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Originally Posted By: Chisel
Quote:
Best way I have found to lose something requiring a toss the house search is to make sure I place it in a safe place so I don't lose it.


Exactly

And there is another variation: you have something all the time, except when you need it and find out you forgot it at home only that one time.

I used to carry two pens, not one, but two (blue and black ink). They are on me even at home, and only leave my pocket when I go to sleep. Then one day I was going to meet a guy in a cafe to discuss some business. When the discussion needed some drawing and writing, I had NONE of my pens on me !!


I have about 10 sets of 2.75 magnification reading glasses. I have so many because I want them scattered around the house, shop, and car so I always have one when I need one. When I do need one, I find that they have all fetched up together in a location most inconvenient to where I am right now trying to read some fine print.


Edited by brandtb (11/28/20 01:05 PM)
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