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Old 06-10-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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I just bought a concrete mixer and its got alot of cement stuck all over it. I power washed it and some came off but there is still alot left on it. Is there some easy way to get this junk off of it?
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I just bought a concrete mixer and its got alot of cement stuck all over it. I power washed it and some came off but there is still alot left on it. Is there some easy way to get this junk off of it?
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I will second the hammer and chisel. Hit it hard and fast but don't skin up your knuckles.
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Hose it down with diesel for a couple of days and then use a scraper.
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Bosh hammerdrill /w chisel bit. Make sure you have earplugs & goggles.
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honest to god,i was working in nashville tenn once and this laborer was talking about cleaning the mixer.he told me that the last job he worked on the didnt beat them out or anything but that they used dynomite look out JJ!!but he allowed that with the smaller mixers we used that about a 1/2 stick would clean it out good. i was like go back to playing dueling banjos on your front porch there slick.
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i third the hammer and chisel but add bloody knuckles,,, shouldnt be all that dirty after a fews uses if u spray it out after mix,, and use the water in it for next mix,, a good labor can wash a good 95% off with minimum water.
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You hammer and chisel boys must have more blood than time. Diesel will remove it with a minimal of labor, but it takes time.
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I used a bunch of half sticks and full sticks before, and it worked really good. Made it lose enought to go in wit a rubber mallet and clean it all off.

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i third the hammer and chisel but add bloody knuckles,,, shouldnt be all that dirty after a fews uses if u spray it out after mix,, and use the water in it for next mix,, a good labor can wash a good 95% off with minimum water.
Youre right. WHen Im doing jobs I make sure the tender sprays the paddles and lip off after every batch. And if we're at a place where I cant get a hose I will make sure he pours the bucket of water slowly on the paddles and shaft to get most of the mud off. Then add 2 shovels of sand and let it mix for 20 or 30 seconds.
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ive heard labors talk on the job that after a good cleaning oilin the blades down keeps mudd from sticking and make for minimal clean up.. anybody heard anything like that ???
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Youre right. WHen Im doing jobs I make sure the tender sprays the paddles and lip off after every batch. And if we're at a place where I cant get a hose I will make sure he pours the bucket of water slowly on the paddles and shaft to get most of the mud off. Then add 2 shovels of sand and let it mix for 20 or 30 seconds.
Yes , forgot to mention that , but have to pound into their head at first thats theres already 2 shovelz in there and thats why mix is to sandy lol (( back to the Hoe and mixing tub kid)),, I also tell`em to throw afew golf ball sized and baseball sized stones into mixer ,when useing the barrel mixer, helps bang it around gently on inside of drum, thats usualy keeps it clean enf till a winter (( when we some times have ENF time) to prep and clean for next round.
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ive heard labors talk on the job that after a good cleaning oilin the blades down keeps mudd from sticking and make for minimal clean up.. anybody heard anything like that ???
MK ive heard of it for spraying forms before a pour and trowels when not useing ,, i get skeptical when seeing rainbow slick in water bucket((maybe its just me)) so the only spots that get oil/lube on me`mixer is the grease fittings and motor,, the oil they put on has to go into mix maybe it doesnt do anything but id just clean it well while mix is fresh,, sort like rinseing ya plate off afta dinner or cleaning the grill when its hot.
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MK ive heard of it for spraying forms before a pour and trowels when not useing ,, i get skeptical when seeing rainbow slick in water bucket((maybe its just me)) so the only spots that get oil/lube on me`mixer is the grease fittings and motor,, the oil they put on has to go into mix maybe it doesnt do anything but id just clean it well while mix is fresh,, sort like rinseing ya plate off afta dinner or cleaning the grill when its hot.
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His question dealt with how to remove old mortar from a mixer he has just bought, not daily maintenance. The best way to deal with mortar buildup is not to allow it to occur, it goes without saying.
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His question dealt with how to remove old mortar from a mixer he has just bought, not daily maintenance. The best way to deal with mortar buildup is not to allow it to occur, it goes without saying.
TS is right about my question but I dont mind hearing about ways to help keep it clean. I think I'll try the diesel fuel thing and would have already but I alwasy forget about it. I did the hamer and chisel but most of it is these small globs all over the place. I wonder if soaking it in diesel for a few days then put some engine cleaner on it then power wash it, I may try that. Thanks for everyones help so far
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On that note then, have someone with powerful sand blaster and it will eventualy disappear,, u`ll have to dismantle drum from frame and remove bearings,,

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