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Hi friends, I'm trying new ways to make bricks more strong by chemicals,

I bought some calcium hydroxide and dipped it in crushed bricks and inside the bricks calcium carbonates formed after couple of weeks, I tested it with compression test and the strength had increased slightly.

I have basic knowledge about chemistry, but I don't stop testing chemicals. I don't know any other chemicals that would soak into the bricks and make it stronger. I don't make bricks, so I can't add something to the bricks before it's made. So, what I will do is, crush the brick and add some chemicals and test the compressive strength of it. I want to find some other chemicals that would do the trick. Are there any chemicals that can be treated with some other chemical so it gets hard inside the brick etc. Please give some chemicals so that I can test with.
 

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3 hours ago, Pretty_Girl said:

I bought some calcium hydroxide and dipped it in crushed bricks and inside the bricks calcium carbonates formed after couple of weeks, I tested it with compression test and the strength had increased slightly.

How did you objectivity tested it?

It requires making a couple samples..

 

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On 3/8/2020 at 6:02 PM, Sensei said:

How did you objectivity tested it?

It requires making a couple samples..

 

yeah, if you want to test it, you should make the samples. It takes time. Any ideas of chemicals?

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Resins would probably be worth looking into.

Maybe a vacuum chamber to reduce the amount of air in the brick?

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3 hours ago, Endy0816 said:

Resins would probably be worth looking into.

Maybe a vacuum chamber to reduce the amount of air in the brick?

I have a vacuum chamber. what kind of resins? can you give some names of the chemicals so that I can test

 

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16 hours ago, Pretty_Girl said:

I have a vacuum chamber. what kind of resins? can you give some names of the chemicals so that I can test

I believe they are mixtures of components. I'm most familiar with casting resins if you want to search for that, but there may be ones more suited to your application. Hardware and craft stores are likely to have what you are looking for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resin

https://www.alumilite.com/store/pg/46-Casting-Resins.aspx

 

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On 3/11/2020 at 6:15 AM, Endy0816 said:

I believe they are mixtures of components. I'm most familiar with casting resins if you want to search for that, but there may be ones more suited to your application. Hardware and craft stores are likely to have what you are looking for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resin

https://www.alumilite.com/store/pg/46-Casting-Resins.aspx

 

ok, I'll go through that as well. thanks

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