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[Cob] has anyone made their own quicklime?karl and tabitha o'melay karl at omelay.com
Wed Oct 12 00:42:09 PDT 2005
has anyone made their own quicklime? I have been working for a historic stone mason for the last few months & he told me the other day that he is going to make his own quicklime. i said i'd like to part of that experiment. he said that i can do it myself by sticking a piece of limestone in my wood burning stove (where temperatures exceed 1400 degrees). he said you'll be amazed the piece of limestone will retain it's shape just lighter. allegedly, when you stick the piece into water it "reacts" dissolves into lime putty ready to be slacked. is it really that easy? has anyone tried to do this? are there any additional hazards beyond the standard "quicklime is dangerous stuff"? k-)
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