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[Cob] lime plaster questionCarrie thinksaloud at gmail.com
Tue Oct 7 17:57:40 CDT 2008
I was just about to mix up some lime for a lime plaster, and I discovered that my lime is dry. It has been sitting in a covered 5 gallon bucket for some months; I guess I should have checked it sooner, alas. I have added more water to it but I have a couple of questions: 1. do I need to do anything more than add water and wait? and especially: 2. since it dried out, is it now going to have inferior performance? Also, I don't remember lime having a bad smell; this is a little bit painty smelling, and I'm wondering if that's a bad sign. BTW, this is the kind of lime that is indicated for natural plasters, NOT the kind used in making cement; I bought it at a natural building store, not at the local hardware store. (I know there is the type S and type N or H or whatever...I forget the letters, I just know that it's the right kind!) I have seen mentioned on this list something about another forum or email list where there are a lot of plaster enthusiasts who work with straw bales and other natural building. Do any of you know the link to that forum?