How Many Bags ? - Concrete, Stone & Masonry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Concrete, Stone & Masonry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far sw sub chicago
Posts: 5,257
Rewards Points: 4,996

how many bags ?

i will be patching this in a few weeks. that is 3" pipe. the original slab is about 1"- 1-1/2" thick. its about 1' wide and about 5' long. i will fill this whole and tamp it down, leaving about 1 1/2 for the cement.


Last edited by Fix'n it; 06-20-2013 at 10:32 PM.
Fix'n it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 30,756
Rewards Points: 6,628

how many bags ?
Have an extra bag on hand.
Cheap insurance.


joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joecaption For This Useful Post:
Fix'n it (02-24-2013)
Old 02-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
joed's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 10,111
Rewards Points: 7,016
Blog Entries: 11

how many bags ?

5'x1'x2" is .8 cubic feet. Check the bags for how much it contains.
Do not PM with questions that can be asked in a forum. I will not respond.
joed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2013, 06:12 PM   #4
Wire Chewer
Red Squirrel's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,274
Rewards Points: 2,126

how many bags ?

My guess is about 1-2 bags. I always fall short, so make it 4. :P

The tools provided are probably better than my guess though. I should have used those myself when I poured.
Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Red Squirrel For This Useful Post:
funfool (02-24-2013)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many bags of cellulose to buy gma2rjc Insulation 5 11-20-2012 10:08 AM
How many bags of blown-in cellulose insulation do I need rschmiss Insulation 2 03-17-2011 02:25 PM
Can any one recommend a set of tool bags get-r-done Tools 10 12-06-2010 11:31 PM
Bags of concrete left out in the weather ovahimba Building & Construction 3 10-30-2009 09:53 PM
Need small, strong plastic bags to remove landscaping stones kevind Landscaping & Lawn Care 2 10-09-2006 08:58 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts