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[Cob] LimeJon Kerr jonskerr at visi.com
Wed Jan 12 00:06:11 PST 2005
Aha! It's not just me! It depends on the quantity you want of course, but I actually found pickling lime at the grocery store a block from my house. Right next to the ATM. This would only really be good if you're covering an earth oven, not a house, otherwise, here are the responces I got when I had the same trouble: - a) avoid quicklime. If you JUST HAVE to experiment with it--and it's dangerous to turn it into slaked lime--try water treatment plants. b) ask around. Ask for Hydrated Lime. The farm bureau co-op in my county, and the county to the south do not ever carry the hydrated lime. The TSC--don't know about the co-op--in the county to the East only has it in the spring. I was getting right frustrated by all this until some people living in the--very tiny--county to the north said, "our co-op has it all the time." And they do. -and- When I first started looking for hydrated lime I didn't see any around. Then I looked again and now I find it wherever cement is sold to builders. Have you checked with plaster suppliers? Bricklayers? Those guys use it all the time. You REALLY do not need quicklime. I think you can ignore the lime putty proponents as well. Check Charmaine Taylor's site (www.dirtcheapbuilder.com). I'm sure the lime you want is out there, just labelled and packaged in a way that you are not seeing. -- The above comments came from Amanda Pack and Lance Taylor respectively. Jon On Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at 11:05 PM, Anenhaienton wrote: > Hello, I am wondering if anyone can tell me where I > can buy quick lime or hydrated lime suitable for > making plaster. I have called every local hardware > store, building center and even the concrete companies > and no one seems to know what I am talking about. They > only carry agricultural lime. I am in northern New > York and can also cross the border into southern > ontario. Any help is appreciated. > > -Anenhaienton
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