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Old 12-28-2009, 09:07 AM
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Mark.....Yeah, I've been using the wheelbarrow to feed the mixer by shoveling. I basically have most of the bags ready and stacked very close to the wheelbarrow.
Also, I think there's less strain on the mixer by shoveling rather than dumping the mix directly from the bag. Besides, concrete does not tend to clump up in the mixer by shoveling small amounts at a time. I start off with about 4 gallons of water in the mixer before I shovel any concrete mix into it.

Here's a shot of the big tub I took this morning:

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Old 12-29-2009, 04:38 AM
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wow,, getting that thing and the supporting lumber alone out of there is gonna be a job,, have you got a firepit ??

burn it dont carry it...

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:41 AM
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Ooh, finish the edges, support the sides and put a fire pit in the middle!
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:25 PM
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It may be too late for your job, but since you have a mixer, why didn't you get the navy jack (mixed aggregate) in bulk and the bags of portland and mix your own ?
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:24 PM
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It may be too late for your job, but since you have a mixer, why didn't you get the navy jack (mixed aggregate) in bulk and the bags of portland and mix your own ?
Actually, I still have many more sections of slabs to pour when I get to the main patio area where I'll eventually pick a spot for my oven.
I have several bags of stucco, mortar, and portland cement on hand and I plan on using them to mix with aggregate.
I'm still looking for a trailer..
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:35 PM
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Okay, dumb question - how are you having trouble finding a trailer in LA? Don't y'all have a Trailer World or Lowes? What about an auction yard?

I confuse easily...
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:45 PM
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Okay, dumb question - how are you having trouble finding a trailer in LA? Don't y'all have a Trailer World or Lowes? What about an auction yard?

I confuse easily...
I'm trying to pick one up used and have been checking Craigslist. A 40x50 inch deck with 12" tires would be ideal.
I checked with Lowe's but none carry trailers here in this region. I can order new from an on-line trailer dealer if need be and pick up at a local warehouse to save on shipping. I'll find one eventually...
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:49 PM
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Ah, I see. Hope you manage to find one soon!
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:42 AM
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Hello!

I have on hand several bags of Portland Cement and Plastic Cement, over 500 lbs of each.
Can I add aggregate to Plastic Cement to make concrete mix?

This is what I have:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053


EDIT: I mixed a small batch. It's hard and looks like concrete.

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Old 01-11-2010, 03:00 AM
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Hey F,
Tried looking all over for this answer.. Today I am going to try and get a hold of a mason I know and see If i can get an opinion from him..... My thoughts:::: maybe you could use it as the base for some of your bigger/deeper pours.. I will post when I get home from work if i made contact today....
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