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Re: Gunite in High Temperature Application

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Fountain Conner <fconner(--nospam--at)> asked:

>Question -- Can I expect the equivalent of a 5000 psi, 28 day conventional
>concrete with gunite from a local swimming pool contractor (the only man in
>the area who can do the job).  If so, those 3 days are worth a lot of

That depends a lot on local conditions, However:

On a project currently under construction in Los Angeles (LA Export
Terminal coke storage domes on Terminal Island) we are using shotcrete and
consistently achieving 28-day cylinder strengths of 7000 psi. It is a very
rich, expensive mix.

Mark Ketchum <mark(--nospam--at)>
San Francisco & Berkeley, California