I'm getting ready to pour a floor, which has to be done in sections of about
2.5 feet by 14 feet, by about 4 to 6" deep--or about 1/2 to 2/3 of a cubic
yard at a time. Cupla Q's:
Any experience with HF mixers? They have 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 cu ft mixers. I've
rented a 2.5 cu ft mixer, which seemed convenient ito # bags of ready mix
one could put in it--but don't quite recall all the details--it was a pretty
For some reason, some of the HF 1.5 cu ft mixers are more expensive than the
larger ones. Why would that be? Same HF mfr--Central Machinery.
Should I use wire or rebar? What size rebar?
I plan on using QuickCrete mix, or the equivalent.
Any tips? Should I break up the pour into, say, 2.5 by 3.5 foot sections,
or just a continuous 2.5 by 14 ft pour? If smaller sections, is 3/4 pine OK
for the joints?
Lay down plastic sheeting first? Any kind in particular?
Not a critical pour (shop floor), but don't want to screw things up
Would like a demo on getting a smooth floor. Any advice or mebbe a dvd on
this I could buy? Mebbe Sakrete puts one out. Or Jimmy Hoffa?
TIA. Appreciate all input.
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