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When to remove acrows

Discussion in 'Building' started by furpho, 14 Mar 2020.

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  1. furpho

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    4m rsj went in Tuesday and the 10mm gap between steel and existing brickwork above was packed with 3:1 sharp sand:cement (very dry, just clumping). Also banged in some slate where I could get a tight fit.

    This is indoors so heated each evening. The mortar felt as hard as a rock 24 hours later. It’s now Sat morning so it’s been 80 hours. Am I ok to remove Acrows?
     
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    If you've packed with slate you can remove props straight away.
     
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    Thanks Woody but the slate isn’t everywhere so I’d prefer to be confident the mortar has properly set by now
     
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    If it's not set by now it's not going to so probably best to find out sooner rather than later and it's not going far - 10mm
     
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    Tada!!
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    Yay it stayed up!
     
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    God I hope you’re kidding!! I’m confident but it’s still a big task for an amateur.

    Drinking tea and giving it a long hard stare
     
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    Try squinting too, that's semi pro.
     
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