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Old 09-16-2019, 10:07 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Premixed bags.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:48 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I rented a larger mixer instead of buying one and ran through 2 pallets of 80lb bags.

x2 on dumping in the water first.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:55 AM   #28 (permalink)
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You donít have mini mix trucks down there?

No minimum, they mix as they pour.
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My last project (fence post holes), 3 yards was $40 more to call in a mix on demand truck then to buy the bags from Home Depot. Well worth it imo.
I guess we're in the sticks. I've never heard of "mix on demand" and nobody around here seems to know anything about them. There's really only two places to get cement. They both charge the same and use nine yard trucks. Haven't checked in the big towns an hour away. Would they come that far at a reasonable price?

How big is one of those kind of trucks? The other issue is a standard cement truck needs to stay on my drive way. If they drive in my field, it puts big ruts that I don't like riding the tractor over. The driveway is about 80 feet away from the work area. I hate wheel narrowing cement. I was hoping to put the small mixer right there.
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:14 AM   #29 (permalink)
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My last project (fence post holes), 3 yards was $40 more to call in a mix on demand truck then to buy the bags from Home Depot. Well worth it imo.
Mix on demand, mini mix, same same here. Iím a fan on anything 1/2 yard or more.
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There are a few rental yards around the Sac area that will rent you the mixer with 1-2 yards of a 4-5k mix already in it. I've used that on a few of my jobs, cheaper than a "short load" from the big guys.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:35 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I guess we're in the sticks. I've never heard of "mix on demand" and nobody around here seems to know anything about them. There's really only two places to get cement. They both charge the same and use nine yard trucks. Haven't checked in the big towns an hour away. Would they come that far at a reasonable price?

How big is one of those kind of trucks? The other issue is a standard cement truck needs to stay on my drive way. If they drive in my field, it puts big ruts that I don't like riding the tractor over. The driveway is about 80 feet away from the work area. I hate wheel narrowing cement. I was hoping to put the small mixer right there.
Mine came from about an hour away. The truck was about 2/3 the size of a 9 yard truck. I think they offer to bring out a pump also for more $.
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around here (rural county)they use two trucks, a big one(9 yards) for bigger jobs with easy access and a small one(7 yards) for smaller jobs or hard to access locations
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Your only talking about a half yard. Buy the large hf mixer and be done with it. Like I said if you hustle it will be less then an hour. I'd come do it for you but florida is a bit of a drive.
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Your only talking about a half yard. Buy the large hf mixer and be done with it. Like I said if you hustle it will be less then an hour. I'd come do it for you but florida is a bit of a drive.
I've refigured and I think I need 80 bags which is about a yard and a half. I'm off to buy a HF mixer.

PS, if you were closer, I'd be making it worth your while. I can't hire anybody worth a shit here. Mixing and finishing 80 bags is going to be a multi-day job for me.
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I guess we're in the sticks. I've never heard of "mix on demand" and nobody around here seems to know anything about them. There's really only two places to get cement. They both charge the same and use nine yard trucks. Haven't checked in the big towns an hour away. Would they come that far at a reasonable price?

How big is one of those kind of trucks? The other issue is a standard cement truck needs to stay on my drive way. If they drive in my field, it puts big ruts that I don't like riding the tractor over. The driveway is about 80 feet away from the work area. I hate wheel narrowing cement. I was hoping to put the small mixer right there.
Who does septic tanks around you? Graves?

There is a local septic and grave company that also delivers small batches. I think up to 2 yards. Used to be $110/yard for a 6-bag mix. Bargain compared to bags.
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Who does septic tanks around you? Graves?

There is a local septic and grave company that also delivers small batches. I think up to 2 yards. Used to be $110/yard for a 6-bag mix. Bargain compared to bags.
Septic and grave company? There's a joke there somewhere.

In Florida, Septic systems are becoming a bad name. If you're getting one, its probably illegal and your doing it yourself.
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Septic and grave company? There's a joke there somewhere.

In Florida, Septic systems are becoming a bad name. If you're getting one, its probably illegal and your doing it yourself.
So do you have to Bear Grylls your bathroom waste if you live out of town or is the whole state so urbanized now that there are domestic sewers everywhere?
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I've refigured and I think I need 80 bags which is about a yard and a half. I'm off to buy a HF mixer.

PS, if you were closer, I'd be making it worth your while. I can't hire anybody worth a shit here. Mixing and finishing 80 bags is going to be a multi-day job for me.


Get the 60lb bags, your back will thank you and 2 80lb bags is pushing it for those mixers. At the box stores the price per cubic ft is the same on 60 vs 80lb bags.
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My wife thought I was crazy when I bought this: https://crownequip.com/products/crow...-mortar-mixer/ Now she's glad I did.

Off marketplace for $200. It needed an axle and top protective bars. I have now mixed about 500-600 80# bags in it for various house projects and other friends projects. It will handle about 10 80# bags at a time at half throttle. This style of mixer gets the concrete mixed way faster than the barrel ones and much more consistent thru the batch. Buddy and I poured 70 bags in less than 2 hours last Saturday. If you can rent one of these it's less time and work with a better end product. IMO and I have used both. Slam a bag on that top spike and pull up on the sides and it's in the mixer.
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120 bags pretty easily in 8 hrs. Finished the rest the next day
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So do you have to Bear Grylls your bathroom waste if you live out of town or is the whole state so urbanized now that there are domestic sewers everywhere?
I have septic and lots of people do, but new systems are hard to get permits and rediculas expensive. A couple years ago, lawmakers actually snuck a law through that affectively outlawed 80 percent of current systems. The out rage was so severe, they rescinded it. But it's on their minds.
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i do 2 80 pound bags at a time in mine, works great, i think i paid 50 bucks for it at a yard sale. do not put in the third bag, i just about fucked up doing that.
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Quick Crete is concrete, not cement.
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:28 PM   #44 (permalink)
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i put in three 60 pound bags every time, done well over 1000 bags in the past few years

water goes in first
turn it on before you add any bags
dont turn it on if it has concrete in it already
pour the bag over your shoulder with your back to the mixer to avoid the dust in your face
point the mixer into the wind if possible
if using a wheel barrow its best to pour into the front, not the side
when cleaning it out throw some softball size rocks in it with some water and turn it on
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Quick Crete is concrete, not cement.
cant have concrete unless you got cement too
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Quick Crete is concrete, not cement.
It's actually portland, gypsum and aggregate but who's counting. It's only cement after you add water.

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cant have concrete unless you got cement too
Well yeah, but calling concrete cement is liking calling a car a tire.
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Well yeah, but calling concrete cement is liking calling a tire a car.
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Have the same mixer two big has in his post. Good little mixer for the money.
Edit, next time I’m going sixty pound bags. I could only get one eighty in at a time and it worked my old ass lifting them up into the mixer.
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I called the HF and they said they had two big ones in stock. My wife says she has a coupon for twenty percent on her phone. The guy says they have the coupons at the register.

Drove an hour and drop my wife at a seminar. I go to the store and they only have one small one. I decided to take it. I asked about the coupon and he says "you have to bring the coupon". I said "if I go across town to pick her up, I'm probably not coming back". Just then a black guy steps up and hands me a coupon. (He was a customer that heard what was going on)

So I got the small mixer. I hope it works.
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