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Old 07-25-2008, 10:07 AM   #21
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I would definitely mix that by hand. If you don't want to do that, construct a chute, chute it through a basement window, and wheel it to where you want it placed. I've done that once before.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:11 AM   #22
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Maximizer uses lightweight aggregate. It is good stuff.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:17 AM   #23
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'splain please? Georgia buggy? down stairs?

in new york our cement yards will fill a couple of yards into what is a called a buggy, (a metal container with two wheels and a trailer hitch) they will rent it, you pull out with a few yards of mixed concrete ready to go, use it, rinse it, bring it back, it makes good sense for small jobs.
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there are diff names, but i think he is refering to a product that allows you to reduce the water content, it also increaes the flow rate and general strenth due to the decreased water content.
A super plastisizer?
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:45 AM   #25
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I agree with doing by hand/mixer. Here you get charged for a short load on top of the concrete price if you dont buy a full load. I usually find it is cheaper in the long run to do it by hand, it may even be faster too depending on circumstances.
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We do lots of bacement water proofing and if we couldnt make a hole in the block foundation and pour it down a shoot We would mix it on a few sheets of ply wood right were we need it . I wouldent even bring a mixer for 20 bags it faster to mix by hand . 40 bags i mite pull the mixer to the job.
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Wow, never seen the Maximizer stuff around here. I'm going to have to ask for it at the yard I use.
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one yard wouldnt even fill up the lines in our pump, our ready mix plants wont deliver less than five yards anyway. hand mix with quickcrete with an electric mixer!

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