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Unformatted text preview: must be done with great care to avoid getting burned. Using the slaking box, sift the lime into the box slowly, adding the fresh lime at the top of the box. At the same time allow a slow stream of water to pour into the upper box from a water-hose. Do not pour large amounts of lime in at one time. Use a hoe to slowly mix water and lime; it must be thoroughly wet, with no undisolved remnants remaining. Watch for hot dry piles which will overheat and burn the lime. As the lime-plaster becomes thoroughly mixed, hoe the lime-plaster toward the gate which leads to the lower box. The lime plaster must be stored for a minimum of a year, hopefully for two years. Storage in a pit is best, but steel drums which have been painted on the inside with asphalt varnish or baked lacquer also work....
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