Contents

- 1 How do you mix cement with a mixer?
- 2 What is the ratio for mixing concrete?
- 3 How many bags of concrete can you mix in a mixer?
- 4 How fast can you mix concrete with a mixer?
- 5 Is mixing your own concrete cheaper?
- 6 Is a cement mixer worth it?
- 7 Does Home Depot rent concrete mixers?
- 8 How much water do you add to cement mix?
- 9 How many bags of concrete can a 3.5 cubic feet mixer?
- 10 What is a 1 2 3 mix for concrete?
- 11 Do you need rebar for 4 inch slab?
- 12 How many 80lb bags of concrete make a yard?

## How do you mix cement with a mixer?

A common **concrete mix** is one part **cement**, two parts sand and three parts coarse aggregate. If using combined aggregate, this **mix** would be 1:4, one part **cement** to four parts combined aggregate. Load half the **mix** into the drum and give it a dry **mix** by running the **mixer** for a minute or two without adding any water.

## What is the ratio for mixing concrete?

In terms of the **ratio** for **concrete**, it depends on what strength you are trying to achieve, but as a general guide a standard **concrete mix** would be 1 part **cement** to 2 parts sand to 4 parts aggregates. For foundations, a **mix** of 1 part **cement** to 3 parts sand to 6 parts aggregates can be used.

## How many bags of concrete can you mix in a mixer?

So **you** should be able to fit 6-7 **bags** in a full load. However that is probably the full volume of the barrel. **You** won’t be filling the barrel full, so **one** load would probably be 2.5 – 3 **bags**. I would suggest no more than **one** wheelbarrow in the **mixer** at a time.

## How fast can you mix concrete with a mixer?

Turn the **mixer** on and add the dry **mix** into the **mixer**. Allow the **concrete** to **mix** for about a minute and then add the remaining water as necessary. **Mix** the **concrete** for about 3-5 minutes, until a uniform, workable consistency is achieved. If additional water is needed, add small amounts of water sparingly.

## Is mixing your own concrete cheaper?

One of the least expensive ways to get **concrete** is to **mix your own**. You can buy bags of the **mix** from a home improvement store. Typically, you only have to add water for it to be ready to pour. Otherwise, you risk getting a weaker **concrete** once it cures, which could lead to cracks or crumbles within a couple of years.

## Is a cement mixer worth it?

If you’re doing a simple crack repair or pouring **concrete** in a small area, you don’t need a **concrete mixer**. If your project is much bigger, then consider a **concrete mixer**. This will not only make it easier to mix your **concrete** but also to pour it, as **mixers** often offer both functions.

## Does Home Depot rent concrete mixers?

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## How much water do you add to cement mix?

**The standard ratio of the ingredients for wet concrete are:**

- 1 part
**cement**. - 2 parts sand.
- 3 parts gravel.
- 0,5 part
**water**.

## How many bags of concrete can a 3.5 cubic feet mixer?

It mixes a 90# **bag of concrete** in just a few minutes.

## What is a 1 2 3 mix for concrete?

Concrete is made from cement, **sand**, gravel and water.

In making concrete strong, these ingredients should usually be mixed in a ratio of 1:2:3:0.5 to achieve maximum strength. That is 1 part cement, 2 **parts sand**, 3 **parts** gravel, and 0.5 part water.

## Do you need rebar for 4 inch slab?

No, **you do** not **need rebar** for a **4**–**inch slab** of concrete on grade. A **4**–**inch**-thick **slab** cast on the ground and in permanent contact with it will float and **rebar** is not required. **Rebar** is recommended on concrete measuring 5 – 6 **inches** thick.

## How many 80lb bags of concrete make a yard?

**how many 80lb bags of concrete** are in a **yard**? You will need 45 **bags of concrete** mix to **make** a cubic **yard** of **concrete**. There’s 27 cubic feet of **concrete** in a cubic **yard**.