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How much crete does the 60# bag make?If a cement additive calls for one pound per cubic yard, then how much is needed for a 60# bag?

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If the 60# bag makes say 1/2 cubic yard crete then your ratio would be 1/2 lb(8 oz) of additive for 1/2 cubic yard of crete.

If the 60# bag makes say 3/8 cubic yard of crete then your ratio would be 3/8 lb(6 oz) of additive for 3/8 cubic yard of crete.

Appears to be a 1:1 ratio as long as you keep the units in pounds of additive per cubic yards of crete. Pretty simple

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If a cement additive calls for one pound per cubic yard, then how much is needed for a 60# bag?

A 60# bag is 0.45 cubic feet,and there's 27 cubic feet to a cubic yard,you do the math,and whatever you do don't let hammerlane do it.

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whatever you do don't let hammerlane do it.

What??? Based on the poster's original statement of a cement additive that calls for one pound of additive per one cubic yard of crete if you get something different from what I have you best check your abacus.

0.45 cubic feet is 1/60 of a cubic yard.

So you need 1/60 of a lb of additive for 1/60 of a cubic yard of crete.

1/60 of a lb is about 1/4 oz

Whats wrong with the math?

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OOPS i reread the original post,my humble apologies to you hammerlane,you are right.

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This is much easier to follow that the previous post.What??? Based on the poster's original statement of a cement additive that calls for one pound of additive per one cubic yard of crete if you get something different from what I have you best check your abacus.

0.45 cubic feet is 1/60 of a cubic yard.

So you need 1/60 of a lb of additive for 1/60 of a cubic yard of crete.

1/60 of a lb is about 1/4 oz

Whats wrong with the math?

Of course a 60# bag of crete will never equal 1/2 yard of crete. I understand the ratio you are trying to convey, it was just weird stating it that way.

Andy.

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Appears to be a 1:1 ratio as long as you keep the units in pounds of additive per cubic yards of crete. Pretty simple.I understand the ratio you are trying to convey, it was just weird stating it that way.

Don't know how this is a weird way of stating it.

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