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Old 05-14-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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how any bags would it take for a small slab 6by8

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give people a chance to answer. This is not a help hotline staffed by paid operators. It is a help group that other diy'ers and pro's hang out on in their free time. It may take someone some time to answer your question.
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OK, I just did some research for you. Check this link. http://www.sakrete.com/products/calculators.cfm

You will need the thickness as well as the length and width
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Sounds like you may be new to the whole internet thing?

Either way, there are MANY websites with concrete calculators. A search is all it takes.

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http://www.quikrete.com/Calculator/Main.asp

http://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/howmuch/calculator.htm
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It calculates out to a little over a half yard (figuring a 4" thickness). If you have short-load concrete companies in your area, your back and arms will thank you if you just get it from a truck. Those calculator thingies tell me its 27 80# bags, which will take all damn day and likely result in a crappy finish since it could get away from you if you aren't on the ball.

Our ready mix company has a 1 yard minimum (and I've hauled that for people making hot tub pads and what not), so they could either haul back the extra or you could make your slab bigger. My feeling is that any more than 8-10 bags sounds way too much like manual labor, which I try to avoid like the plague.
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Or you could go with something like we have around here. Two options. Ucart concrete. The have large trailers that can hold up to 1 yard. YOu haul it with your car or truck and return the empty trailer. Or we have truck that have the ingredients separate and mix only what you need on site. They have a meter and you pay for what you need.
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Yeah, I forgot about that U-Cart stuff, one yard at a time. That's what I'd do. Mixing concrete by hand sucks.

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