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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


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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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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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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
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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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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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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.


When you calculate the time to go get the mixer, clean it, return it
and figure in the higher cost of bagged material, the numbers don't
work. Unless there's free sand and gravel on site there really isn't
a decision. It'll be cheaper and much faster to just have a ready mix
truck pull up and dump it. Couldn't get much easier than placing a
sidewalk.

Save the effort for where it will do some good and where it will save
some money.

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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.


When you calculate the time to go get the mixer, clean it, return it
and figure in the higher cost of bagged material, the numbers don't
work. Unless there's free sand and gravel on site there really isn't
a decision. It'll be cheaper and much faster to just have a ready mix
truck pull up and dump it. Couldn't get much easier than placing a
sidewalk.

Save the effort for where it will do some good and where it will save
some money.

R


I agree with that. Get a truck to haul it in. There will probably be a
minimum load size or aditional hauling cost. Make sure you have an extra
area in mind to use the excess concret if there is any.

A couple of years ago I over spent on a yard of concrete but where I wanted
it I did not have any other beter choice.
I had 50 80 pound bags delivered to the house. It was around $ 250. Then
I rented a mixer for about $ 35. I started around 8:00 AM and finished
taking the mixer back around 3:00. I only used 43 bags at that time and I
had other uses for the other 7 bags.
I did have a dropcord to the mixer and water hose also. Just tilted the
mixer and poured it into a hole.

I could have bought several yards for the price and had it dumped in the
hole and been done in about 30 minuits for what I wanted to do. I knew that
going into the project but did not want to wheelbough that much the distance
I had to haul it . Steep hill and about 100 feet. I used a riding mower and
cart to get the bags from where they dropped it off to where I wanted it .



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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.


When you calculate the time to go get the mixer, clean it, return it
and figure in the higher cost of bagged material, the numbers don't
work. Unless there's free sand and gravel on site there really isn't
a decision. It'll be cheaper and much faster to just have a ready mix
truck pull up and dump it. Couldn't get much easier than placing a
sidewalk.

Save the effort for where it will do some good and where it will save
some money.

R


I agree with that. Get a truck to haul it in. There will probably
be a minimum load size or aditional hauling cost. Make sure you have
an extra area in mind to use the excess concret if there is any.


But maybe not. Read a book years ago about the life of the Moscow NY Times
bureau chief.

He had a row house/town home in Moscow with an alley behind and garages on
the other side of the alley. His garage was the only one without a concrete
floor. He asked his neighbor who to call to buy concrete.

"Citizens can't buy concrete," said his neighbor. "Is essential building
material. Used only for priorty public purposes! But early tomorrow morning,
I show you how."

The next morning they pile into the neighbor's car and drive a good distance
out from the city's center to a high-rise housing project that's under
construction. After parking the car, the neighbor approaches a
concrete-truck driver and money changes hands.

The NEXT morning, even earlier, a concrete truck arrives at the NY Times'
guy's house and off-loads the necessary materials, then drives off to the
construction site.


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