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Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer from a
washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and, possibly,
lard?

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On May 19, 1:48*pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer from a
washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and, possibly,
lard?

Thanks.


here's one my neighbor built despite my suggestion of getting one CL

http://www.onlinetips.org/home-made-concrete-mixer


cheers
Bob
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On May 19, 4:48*pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer from a
washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and, possibly,
lard?


How much concrete are you going to be mixing? There's a small plastic
bucket-with-baffles that takes a 60 pound bag of concrete, the lid
measures out the correct amount of water, and it's laid down and you
kick it back and forth for a minute or so, then pour. It works well,
it's cheap, portable, stores easily, etc., etc.
http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page...,33222&p=10338

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fftt wrote:
On May 19, 1:48 pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer
from a washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and,
possibly, lard?

Thanks.


here's one my neighbor built despite my suggestion of getting one CL

http://www.onlinetips.org/home-made-concrete-mixer



Thank. I found that but there's no picture, so I'm not sure whether the
motor goes inside the drum or outside.


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Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer from a
washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and, possibly,
lard?

Thanks.



I recently saw one on Craig's List--for free.




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RicodJour wrote:
On May 19, 4:48 pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer
from a washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and,
possibly, lard?


How much concrete are you going to be mixing? There's a small plastic
bucket-with-baffles that takes a 60 pound bag of concrete, the lid
measures out the correct amount of water, and it's laid down and you
kick it back and forth for a minute or so, then pour. It works well,
it's cheap, portable, stores easily, etc., etc.
http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page...,33222&p=10338


That's a possibility. My son wants to replace a 50' sidewalk in front of his
house.


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On May 20, 11:50*am, "HeyBub" wrote:
fftt wrote:
On May 19, 1:48 pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer
from a washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and,
possibly, lard?


Thanks.


here's one my neighbor built despite my suggestion of getting one CL


http://www.onlinetips.org/home-made-concrete-mixer


Thank. I found that but there's no picture, so I'm not sure whether the
motor goes inside the drum or outside.


I didnt realize you were really serious......I thought you were
joking.

In my experience, anything more than a 1/2 yard per session is worth
getting:

1) a transit mix trailer from a local rental yard (if you have one
that supplies concrete)
2) a site mix truck (dry components)

mixing concrete by hand (ie, even an powered mixer) sucks

cheers
Bob
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On May 20, 4:22�pm, fftt wrote:
On May 20, 11:50�am, "HeyBub" wrote:

fftt wrote:
On May 19, 1:48 pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer
from a washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and,
possibly, lard?


Thanks.


here's one my neighbor built despite my suggestion of getting one CL


http://www.onlinetips.org/home-made-concrete-mixer


Thank. I found that but there's no picture, so I'm not sure whether the
motor goes inside the drum or outside.


I didnt realize you were really serious......I thought you were
joking.

In my experience, anything more than a 1/2 yard per session is worth
getting:

1) a transit mix trailer from a local rental yard (if you have one
that supplies concrete)
2) a site mix truck (dry components)

mixing concrete by hand (ie, even an powered mixer) sucks

cheers
Bob


not only that but bought by the truckload concrete is many times
cheaper than by the bag, or buying sand cement and gravel.

some years ago concrete at least 5 yards was 75 bucks a yard
delivered.
the materials to make it near 200 bucks a yard.

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On May 20, 4:19*pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
RicodJour wrote:
On May 19, 4:48 pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer
from a washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and,
possibly, lard?


How much concrete are you going to be mixing? *There's a small plastic
bucket-with-baffles that takes a 60 pound bag of concrete, the lid
measures out the correct amount of water, and it's laid down and you
kick it back and forth for a minute or so, then pour. *It works well,
it's cheap, portable, stores easily, etc., etc.
http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page...,33222&p=10338


That's a possibility. My son wants to replace a 50' sidewalk in front of his
house.


Not for that quantity, unless the guy needs exercise in a bad way.
There's almost 2 CY in that sidewalk. Get ready mix. It's not even
close to a decision.

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On Wed, 20 May 2009 15:19:48 -0500, "HeyBub"
wrote Re Homemade concrete mixer:

RicodJour wrote:
On May 19, 4:48 pm, "HeyBub" wrote:
Anybody have the link to an article on fashioning a concrete mixer
from a washing-machine tub, some pipes, a small electric motor, and,
possibly, lard?


How much concrete are you going to be mixing? There's a small plastic
bucket-with-baffles that takes a 60 pound bag of concrete, the lid
measures out the correct amount of water, and it's laid down and you
kick it back and forth for a minute or so, then pour. It works well,
it's cheap, portable, stores easily, etc., etc.
http://www.leevalley.com/garden/page...,33222&p=10338


That's a possibility. My son wants to replace a 50' sidewalk in front of his
house.


Well, 50'x4'x4" = 66 cuft = 104 2/3cuft bags.

You may wich to consider renting a mixer.


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