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Yes. A few taps on each form with a hammer takes care of most of that.
Thanks. In this case the forms were so quickly put together and the ground so soft (a lot of snowmelt) that NOT doing that might have worked out in my favor.

At any rate, other than cosmetics, does it look like anything to worry about?
 

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I'm suspecting the mix was so dry that tapping the forms with a hammer wouldn't have helped much. In fact it may not had enough water to complete hydration but it'll probably be fine for the condenser unit.
 

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Thanks fellas. I had used about 3/4 gallon for each bag (as per the directions) so hopefully it was right on the line of too dry. It seems pretty solid (if a little gnarly looking) so we'll hope for the best :)
 

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Thanks. In this case the forms were so quickly put together and the ground so soft (a lot of snowmelt) that NOT doing that might have worked out in my favor.

At any rate, other than cosmetics, does it look like anything to worry about?

Absolutely not, looks fine from here.

And better on the dry side, than too wet.
 

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I've found that the recommended water on Qwikrete bags make it almost unworkable. I usually start there and then eyeball it, but I'm not exactly a concrete rookie either.

Rock pockets on the sides are pretty standard, it's usually back filled next to it and covered up.

Good job on it.
 
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