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ajtool 09-13-2010 03:38 PM

Question about mixing quick setting cement
 
I got some Quikrete commercial grade quick setting cement to fill in some nail holes and other small marks. I got a small bucket of the stuff, like 10 pounds or something like that.

To mix it, it says mix 5 and 1/2 parts cement to 1 part water. Is this by weight or volume?

So for example would I mix 5 and 1/2 cups of cement would I mix 1 cup of water with it?

Ron6519 09-13-2010 05:12 PM

What type of mix is this? Concrete, sand or mortar? Nail holes in what material?
Ron

ajtool 09-13-2010 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 500520)
What type of mix is this? Concrete, sand or mortar? Nail holes in what material?
Ron

this stuff: http://www.quikrete.com/ProductLines...tingCement.asp

Nail holes IN concrete. Yes, you read that right

nking 09-13-2010 09:23 PM

when i mix hydraulic cement I ALWAYS mix it very soupy its not really going to hurt anything but gives you more time to work with it and is a little easyer to pour in the holes... and i highly recommend mixing little bits at a time

Jim F 09-13-2010 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nking (Post 500707)
when i mix hydraulic cement I ALWAYS mix it very soupy its not really going to hurt anything but gives you more time to work with it and is a little easyer to pour in the holes... and i highly recommend mixing little bits at a time

This sounds like good advice. I did notice on the Quickcrete data sheet that reducing the water will hasten set time. Maybe a little trial and error with small amounts will be easier that trying to figure out 5 1/2 parts mix to 1 part water.

ajtool 09-22-2010 01:58 PM

So.... I mix this stuff up by volume and NOT by weight?


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