Retempering

Retempering

In masonry work, restoring the workability of mortar that has stiffened due to evaporation by adding water and remixing.

retempering

1. The addition of water and remixing of concrete or mortar which has started to stiffen.
2. The addition of a small amount of water to plaster or mortar as it begins to set; improves spread and workability, but weakens the plaster.
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If the chocolate becomes too thick, adjustments can be made to the machine, such as increasing the working temperature, adding fresh chocolate at 120[degrees]F (49[degrees]C), or decrystallizing and retempering the chocolate.
It was, the researchers said, due to myriad factors, all of which had to do with the plasterers' application techniques--from hard troweling to retempering to calcium chloride misuse.
Thus any reconditioning of old blades probably involved reheating and rehammering at the forge, requenching, retempering, and regrinding to make a somewhat smaller blade from the remnant of an older blade.
Except from additions of bentonite and water, and retempering after each turn, the pile was maintained as originally established during the eight months.