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 To: "Tower Talk" [TowerTalk] Mixing concrete for a base "Ed Swiderski, KU4BP" "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:57:35 -0500 mailto:towertalk@contesting.com>
 All, I'm considering mixing my own concrete for my installation. Been trying to get a grasp on how much cement, gravel and sand to get. My proposed base is for 70ft of 25G. Total, with the anchors, is 2.2 cu yds. Call it 2.5 since I plan to "bell" the base. I was pricing the ingredients today but got a little confused on the amount of each needed. I looked at 94 lb bags of cement and 50 lb bags for both the sand and gravel. The problem I had was determining how much in cu yds a bag would cover. I have seen that a 50 lb bag of sand covers .5 cu yd. So what I'm looking for is a formula of some sort so I can figure out how much I will need of each. I've heard of the "1-2-3 rule" but not 100% sure I'm using it correctly. Ed KU4BP _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk
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