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Old 09-30-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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I'm building a workshop/shed that will be 16x24 and have wood working tools and maybe a motorcycle and need to know what type of concrete I need to use for the footings I'm guessing type m for the footing and blocks for the piers

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Wondering what concrete to use for a 16x24 shed that will hold woodworking tools. Is regular sakrete
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I sure hope you do not plan on trying to do this with bags of concrete.
http://www.concretenetwork.com/concr...calculator.htm
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3000psi, no air (if it isn't exposed to the elements) would be fine. If you're doing a slab/footing mono pour, just get a truck. You'll thank me later.
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Sorry for not explaining better. It is not for a slab it will be 12 2x2 footings and probly 2 8" block high. Lowes has Portland type 1 but I'm not sure if that's what I need or if it's premixed.
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Wow if I did this right I need 48 60# bags to do 12 2x2x8 footings! That's $500 if I need to use Portland,which is $10 a bag! Man that just threw a wrench in things! Is there a cheaper way? I've seen sonotubes but they still need a footing right?
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google "shortload concrete" and make some calls.

in my case, the total price was slightly cheaper than bags, delivery, and mixer rental and I saved a ton of time by not mixing it myself.

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Well the problem with that Is I can't get a truck behind my house
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It's still a thousand times easier to get a truck and a few wheelbarrows and wheeling it from the front than mixing all that Sakrete.
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you know that's right Mort!

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