Hello there, The Set Control additive is used to slow down the initial setting time when applying our core products. These packets give you an additional 15-25 minutes of working time when mixed with our products.
Our rapid set set control is designed to for use with our csa cement which is in our products.
Yes, it will. Newcrete is CSA cement, and Citric Acid retards CSA cements. SET control is just citric acid from the documentation that I've seen.
Citric Acid (what SET control is made of) retards CSA cements. Quikrete is OPC (ordinary portland cement). I don't believe citric acid is the preferred retarder for OPC. From what I understand gypsum is more commonly used in that case.
This will not reduce the heat output of the curing temperature. It only slows down the curing time. Thanks
Sure, you can use both products together and by reducing water content by adding FLOW CONTROL you will increase the final strength and durability of your countertop.
If you use Rapid Set concrete, which normally has a 15 minute cure rate, you can control it with the addition of Set Control, which slows it down, without adding additional water, and without weakening the resulting concrete. You add as much Set Control as you need to slow it down to whatever you like. They also have a Flow Control additive that thins out the concrete, again without adding water so it does not weaken the resulting concrete. You can use both of these additives together if you like. Also using colder water slows down the cure rate.
Yes, absolutely. I have done so.
Hi Joe, Per product description on Home Depot site "0.88 oz. controller delays the setting time by 20 minutes per bag" and instructions on the package "Use 1 to 4 packets per 50-lb to 70-lb bag of Rapid Set cement products to achieve the desired working time." Quite vague directions, so the short answer - you need to play with formulation but "Do NOT exceed 4 packets per 50- to 60-lb. bag of Rapid Set®" (per instructions from .pdf file). Hope it helps!