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Four à Chaux, Saint-Hilaire-De-Brethmas, Gard, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member barbudu30
N 44° 05.409 E 004° 06.999
31T E 589390 N 4882491
Quick Description: [FR] Ancien Four à chaux du XIXe siècle sur la commune de Saint Hilaire de Brethmas. [EN] Former Lime kiln of the 19th century in the commune of Saint Hilaire de Brethmas.
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 1/27/2017 3:14:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMTZCV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
[FR] Ce superbe four à chaud remarquablement restauré appartient au petit patrimoine de la commune.

Il a été édifié à proximité de la rivière AVENE qui lui fournissait abondamment l'eau dont il avait besoin.

Le four nécessitait pour le faire fonctionner d'un spécialiste en combustion et d'une importante main d'œuvre pour l'alimenter en bois et en cailloux de calcaire.

En fin de cycle de calcination des blocs de calcaire, on obtenait de la chaux vive utilisée comme désinfectant, si on y ajoutait de l'eau on obtenait de la chaux éteinte qui étendue sur les sols servait à neutraliser les terrains trop acides.

Associée à du sable et de l'eau, la chaux éteinte servait à lier les pierres de construction des maisons du village et devenait avec le temps un matériaux très résistant.

[EN] This splendid, remarkably restored furnace belongs to the small patrimony of the municipality.

It was built near the river AVENE which provided him with plenty of water he needed.

The furnace required a combustion specialist and a large workforce to supply it with wood and limestone pebbles.

At the end of the calcination cycle of limestone blocks, quicklime used as a disinfectant was obtained, if water was added, slaked lime, which was spread over the soil, was used to neutralize the excessively acid soil.

Associated with sand and water, the slaked lime was used to bind the building stones of the houses of the village and became, over time, a very resistant material.
Type of Oven / Kiln: Lime / Limestone

Status: Inactive

Operating Dates: XIXème siècle

Additional Coordinate: Not Listed

Additional Coordinate Description: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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