- .75 cubic yards = 36 bags
- 60 lbs each
- more than 4 bags on a dolly/wheelbarrow and wheel(s) dig into the yard....
First hand experience, never again....
----- Original Message -----
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2004 10:05 am
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mixing your own concrete?
> If memory serves me correctly, one bag of Ready-Mix or Sacrete is
> to 2/3 of cubic foot. This means you would need a little over
> 800 bags of
> mix at approximately $2 a bag....$1600 for the stuff. The bags
> are heavy and
> a pick up can haul maybe 40 or so. Lots of trips to the Depot.
> Check the labels...I think the ones the Depot sells are either
> 3500 or 4000.
> >From my experience with concrete in homebuilding in FL, as long
> as you are
> constantly adding to the material in the hole you should have no
> problems. If
> you must stop for the day, it is best to leave a rough top to the
> Keep it moist. Leave lots of bumps and lumps at the surface.
> Putting a
> couple of short pieces of rebar sticking out wouldn't hurt.
> Adhesion is better if
> done that way.
> If at all possible get a truck to deliver to deliver the concrete
> mixed Most trucks are either 9 or 10 yards. If it is a 9
> yarder, just tell
> the dispatcher you want a 9-plus load.
> The thought of mixing 10 yards of bag concrete makes me
> Bill K4XS
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers",
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