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« on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 12:21 pm »

rule of thumb for how much concrete a bag of cement will make...?
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« Reply #1 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 12:43 pm »

I've designed lots of concrete structures, but we had 'people' to do that for us 
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« Reply #2 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 01:12 pm »

thank you.


that is of no help whatsoever 
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« Reply #3 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 01:22 pm »

You're welcome 
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« Reply #4 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 01:31 pm »

think i'll get it delivered, already mixed.

it's about 1m3,  mixing that much by hand might be overdoing it
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« Reply #5 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 02:01 pm »

   Get Pinky to do it
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« Reply #6 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 02:32 pm »

Rule of thumb is about one shovel of cement to 4 to 6 of builders mix depending on the strength you want.
So it depends on howbig your shovel is I guess. 
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« Reply #7 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 02:39 pm »

it's shovel size.
so how many barrow loads to the cube?


yeah yeah i know..... depends how big your barrow is   
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« Reply #8 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 03:39 pm »

Cement retails at Placemakers for $14.66 a bag, so just buy 2 to be on the safe side.   

Builders mix retails for $89.41 a cube.

Depending on where you are, it would cost less than $200 to get a cube from Readymix
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« Reply #9 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 03:49 pm »

  2?
it would take about 6 to do a cube surely?
and it's $220
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« Reply #10 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 04:20 pm »

  2?
it would take about 6 to do a cube surely?
and it's $220

Plus your labour to mix it..

and oops.
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« Reply #11 on: Mon 3 November, 2008 - 04:21 pm »

s**t! $220 is bloody dear. You live in the sticks?
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« Reply #12 on: Thu 13 November, 2008 - 01:04 pm »

big city prices !

had it delivered today. reckon i was out on the calculations by 1 barrow load   

got a few hollows in it now     still once the shed is over the top of it and full of s**t you wont see it 
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« Reply #13 on: Sat 15 November, 2008 - 10:19 am »

man-style   a chick would have done it properly ehh...  eek
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« Reply #14 on: Sat 15 November, 2008 - 11:22 am »

man-style   a chick would have done buggered it up properly ehh...  eek

 
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« Reply #15 on: Sat 15 November, 2008 - 05:41 pm »

man-style   a chick would have done it properly ehh...  eek

chick style.........

Oh mister concwete man...I'm getting a widdle shed like this one [shows picture].....How much concrete do I need?


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« Reply #16 on: Sat 15 November, 2008 - 06:00 pm »

man-style   a chick would have done it properly ehh...  eek
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« Reply #17 on: Sun 16 November, 2008 - 08:10 pm »

 
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« Reply #18 on: Sun 16 November, 2008 - 08:22 pm »

pee is going to have a tbsp of concrete, and harden up in the can 
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« Reply #19 on: Mon 17 November, 2008 - 07:40 pm »

nonsense, you are obsessed! 
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« Reply #20 on: Mon 17 November, 2008 - 08:16 pm »

 
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« Reply #21 on: Sun 30 November, 2008 - 11:55 pm »

man-style   a chick would have done it properly ehh...  eek

chick style.........

Oh mister concwete man...I'm getting a widdle shed like this one [shows picture].....How much concrete do I need?




No, chick styles would be

Oh mister concwete man...can you throw in 2% hardner, we're doing it with 668 steel mesh for extra strength and want the concrete to go off fast, cause we ain't f**king around.

 
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« Reply #22 on: Wed 3 December, 2008 - 10:27 am »

man-style   a chick would have done it properly ehh...  eek

chick style.........

Oh mister concwete man...I'm getting a widdle shed like this one [shows picture].....How much concrete do I need?




No, chick styles would be

Oh mister concwete man...can you throw in 2% hardner, we're doing it with 668 steel mesh for extra strength and want the concrete to go off fast, cause we ain't f**king around.

 

XACTLY!!!  eek
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« Reply #23 on: Wed 3 December, 2008 - 10:36 am »

Concrete man says, trust a chick, wasting 668 on a garden shed pad.......we here at Ezycrete can make a good strong mix that won't need reinforcing if you don't try and rush it.
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« Reply #24 on: Wed 3 December, 2008 - 05:19 pm »

such a male thing 
women do not have time to be mucking around  and waiting
 
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« Reply #25 on: Wed 3 December, 2008 - 05:43 pm »

such a male thing 
women do not have time to be mucking around  and waiting
 
Add too much of that stuff in & it would be set before you were done.
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« Reply #26 on: Wed 3 December, 2008 - 09:54 pm »

Before we get too smug guys, it was men that built the Titanic.



















But it was probably a woman driving the iceberg.....
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