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Built using too much plasticiser

Discussion in 'Building' started by perky416, 19 Mar 2020.

  1. perky416

    perky416

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    Hi guys.

    Ive built an internal block wall (non load bearing), im only 4 blocks high at the moment however i i realised ive used way too much plasticiser when i built it. The instructions said 85ml per 25kg of cement. I remember using 85ml per 25kg of sand/cement mix so about 10 times what the instructions said. Its only the internal wall to the porch.

    It was built about 4 weeks ago and is fine no cracks or anything.

    Should i rip it down and start again or will it be ok to carry on building on?

    Just concerned it will crack and disintegrate in the future.
     
  2. 23vc

    23vc

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    It won’t fall down, don’t worry. Yes you’ve used more than recommended, but then a lot of people tend to put a good glug of it in mixes of various sizes
     
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    Don't worry.
    I've seen people use gallons of the stuff without much effect on the final built
     
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    Not so bad - a readymix would be 4 sand to 1 cement. (so 5 parts per gauge) or 5kg cement and 20kg sand. Therefore recommended dose is 85ml to 5 bags of readymix:unsure:. Could be worse, you could've put half a bottle of fairy liquid in it - then the shops would have sold out(n)
     
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