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Old 01-04-2018, 06:26 PM   #1
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Ive always done the mix and pour for all my concrete work but I find its a huge pain especially when I work on my own. Im looking for tips on using the mix in hole fast setting concrete, the instruction say poor in hole and then poor in water, I find it hard to believe the water will saturate good, is it better to poor water in first then add concrete. Looking for some tips on people with experience using the fast setting stuff.
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If you are doing only a few, or a single, like a mail box post, you may find the following product helpful. Sets up quick and holds like steel once it expands. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sika-33-...3503/205671519
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If you are doing only a few, or a single, like a mail box post, you may find the following product helpful. Sets up quick and holds like steel once it expands. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sika-33-...3503/205671519
That stuff is certainly worthwhile the best way to go as long as you don't have a lot of posts to do. Sets very quickly and holds very well. The only disadvantage is cost but if you're only doing a few posts it's not a big deal.
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Yes if it seems to be to good to be true, it usually is, mixing a bag the usual way is how i'd go, just for peace of mind.
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$12 each & sets in 3 minutes? I'd have to be rich & fast to use that stuff! At best, I would use it for chain link posts. You don't need any mix for wood posts. & you would need a truck load for PVC posts.
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Ive always done the mix and pour for all my concrete work but I find its a huge pain especially when I work on my own. Im looking for tips on using the mix in hole fast setting concrete, the instruction say poor in hole and then poor in water, I find it hard to believe the water will saturate good, is it better to poor water in first then add concrete. Looking for some tips on people with experience using the fast setting stuff.
I couldn't force myself to follow the instructions. Might have wasted time
by mixing it but that's how I'm wired.
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I tried that adding water after the product was in the hole. Yeah right fast setting but you have to wait for the water to do what. I see other people have figured out just how much water to have in the hole mix in the bag and touch up the water if needed.
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Some people don't add water to the hole.
Drop in the post, throw in half a bag of readimix and then backfill it.
The ground water will dampen the readimix and over time the concrete will be hardened.
Not recommended for corner or gate posts.
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Some people don't add water to the hole.
Drop in the post, throw in half a bag of readimix and then backfill it.
The ground water will dampen the readimix and over time the concrete will be hardened.
Not recommended for corner or gate posts.
We have one outfit that back fills with dirt and sprinkles some gray on top. 1 bag 30 posts.
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We have one outfit that back fills with dirt and sprinkles some gray on top. 1 bag 30 posts.


Geeze, they should be sued for malpractice.
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