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Old 09-13-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-13-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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What type of mix is this? Concrete, sand or mortar? Nail holes in what material?
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What type of mix is this? Concrete, sand or mortar? Nail holes in what material?
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this stuff: http://www.quikrete.com/ProductLines...tingCement.asp

Nail holes IN concrete. Yes, you read that right
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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
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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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:58 PM   #6
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So.... I mix this stuff up by volume and NOT by weight?

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