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The "in-place" cylinder preparation is further defined in the new ACI
318-02.  Section states that the cylinders are to be wiped, sealed
and conditioned in this state for 2 to 7 days.   This will effectively get
you a test which closely matches the in-place concrete, as Tom mentioned.

Ed Haninger
Fluor Daniel
Aliso Viejo, CA

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For standard concrete cylinders taken at the job site and sent to a
laboratory you were told correct that they should be stored in water up to
3 hours prior to testing.  The details of taking the cylinders,
transporting, and curing are contained in ASTM C31.

If you are taking cylinders to determine the "in-place" strength of
concrete then you would want to cure the cylinders in a manner as close as
possible to the in-place concrete.

Thomas Hunt, S.E.
ABS Consulting

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    08/25/2002 02:05 AM                            Subject:        Testing 
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What is the standard specifications for curing and testing concrete

I was told that by one engineer that to immerse the samples in water for 25
days and remove from the water and test it after 28 days.

Thanks for any input.

Alex Nacionales, C.E.

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