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Old 10-17-2008, 07:21 AM
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Default Re: Concrete by the wheelbarrow, mixer, trailer or pump

Larry, we have sold some in Florida. There is United Rentals in West Palm Beach, and Brevard U-Cart in Coco Beach. Are any of these close to you?
Monte
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Old 10-25-2008, 07:04 PM
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Hi Monte thanks for the reply. I was able to get a local company to hand mix it for me on site. Since it was just yard the guy didn't even want me to rent a mixer and he did a great job.

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Old 05-17-2009, 08:30 AM
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One of my friends who is helping me build my foundation was able to get one from his work for the weekend. Total cost: $0.

I owe him a pizza or two when all is said and done...
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:17 AM
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Papavino that's a good friend to have! I think that you may owe him a few pizza's and a good bottle of wine.

Larry
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:57 AM
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Yeah, Larry, at the very least.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:08 PM
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Regarding mixing concrete for slabs, hearth, etc.

A long time ago, I found a bucket at the local home improvement store called and 'OdJob' bucket. For several years I didn't mix up much concrete, but when I did, I just poured in the water, poured in the bag, screw on the lid, and roll it around... in about 2 minutes, an 80 lb. bag of concrete is mixed and ready to pour.

In the last summer, I REALLY used this method a LOT. What you do is, park the tractor uphill of your work site. Set the bucket down right in front of your loader bucket ( at about waist height) pour in one gallon milk jug of water, set the 80 lb. bag of concrete across the top of the bucket. Cut the bottom of the bag and let the contents pour ( by themselves) into the bucket. Close the lid, tip, roll down hill to the site -- and POUR!

My son and I easily mix 16 bags this way. There's no way around work when you are mixing concrete, but this is quick, low cost, and relatively effortless.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:23 PM
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Default Re: Concrete by the wheelbarrow, mixer, trailer or pump

For me I poured the footings and the base for the stand using a cement truck as it was part of some renovations i am doing and there was other footings and slabs to pour.

For the hearth base i was planning to hire a mixer and mix it myself but found a cement place down the road that has a trailer that they dump cement into for you and you tow it home and take as long as you need then drop the trailer back. The price to do it that was is roughly the same as hiring a mixer and all the materials and is going to be a fair bit less work.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:27 AM
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That's really great Lars good technique. Well i want to purchase a wheel barrow for my garden and in this link Fort TK100 Wheelbarrow i have got many different types of Wheel barrows deals. So please guys suggest me which one should be better. A Single Wheel Barrow or Double Wheel Barrow
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:21 AM
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I have a double wheel and really like it. It doesn't want to tip over and when emptying it pours straight. 2 is better than 1
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:01 PM
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I hired a crew for the pad, they put in the forms and used a truck to pump the aggregate. Cost me $1200. I had an aggregate-exposed patio to match and I wasn't sure I could do it myself...but i was wrong. The contractor's pad wasn't even square! If I had it to do over again I would have put in my own forms, hired a truck to pump the concrete, and applied the inhibitor myself. I could have saved $750, and I would have placed perfectly square forms.
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