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Old 01-28-2013, 10:35 PM   #16
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I would NOT want to do that many bags....just lugging the bags would be a ball buster.....
I'll 2nd that. I've done a few small jobs around the house over the years. As I recall, the biggest was around 12 or 13 bags of concrete. That is a lot of work, but your project is going to be many times that amount. Just do the math to figure out how many bags it will be first, that should be enough to convince you.

Plus, at that size, the bags will probably cost a lot more than a delivery.

Also, if you've never finished concrete, don't start with a 12 x 12 interior floor. It could end up really ugly.

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when i was a teenager, i worked with my dad. he did concrete. i would even be using his tools.
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when i was a teenager, i worked with my dad. he did concrete. i would even be using his tools.
Did he every have you haul in and mix 80 bags of concrete for a job?
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The other foundation walls extend deep enough to remove the 3 feet of dirt right?
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Did he every have you haul in and mix 80 bags of concrete for a job?
no. all jobs that i remember were truck mix. but i did carry a hell of a lot of the wood foundation forms.

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The other foundation walls extend deep enough to remove the 3 feet of dirt right?
do i "know" ? no, i have yet to dig anything. but 3' is grade. so i don't see why they would do anything less.

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