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  1. Link to the original video on Burning Lime: Slaking follows burning the limestone or shells, Calcium Carbonate. Carbon is burned off around 800º to 900º C, leaving highly reactive and thirsty Calcium oxide (quicklime). Quicklime reacts with water in slaking generating a great deal of heat while converting to Calcium hydroxide, which is the common useful form of lime for building, and many other processes. It can be done in a simple kiln or tube, with wood as fuel and natural air draft.

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