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    #131
    Quote Originally Posted by papi smith View Post
    Won't that consistency be difficult to manage if I don't have a concrete vibrator?

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    As long as you dont see too much water separated on your concrete mix thats ok.

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    #132
    Quote Originally Posted by papi smith View Post
    Won't that consistency be difficult to manage if I don't have a concrete vibrator?

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    It's not just recommended but required, sir. Drier, stronger mixes won't flow well. The proper way to prevent air bubbles, voids & honeycomb is thru proper vibration. It's even wise to keep a spare ready upon pouring as vibrator failures can be quite common.

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    #133
    Quote Originally Posted by maxpedition View Post
    For 1:2:3 workable mix you can get 4000-5000 psi. You can try 1:3:4 for 3000-3500psi. Sometimes on sacks method not all are filled equally. Like what trav said water is a major factor for concrete strength.

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    At a nearby house under construction, the engr told me she was using 1:4:6 for structural citing the sacks don't really get filled, but I think that would be more like 1:3:5. Just thinking that maybe if I do 1:2:4, then that would be more like 1:1.5:3?

    Actually gusto no foreman equal parts sand and gravel para daw iwas voids sa column, ano kaya effect nito sa strength?

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    #134
    Quote Originally Posted by travajante View Post
    It's not just recommended but required, sir. Drier, stronger mixes won't flow well. The proper way to prevent air bubbles, voids & honeycomb is thru proper vibration. It's even wise to keep a spare ready upon pouring as vibrator failures can be quite common.

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    Thanks sir Travs, will see if I can rent one.

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    #135
    Quote Originally Posted by papi smith View Post
    At a nearby house under construction, the engr told me she was using 1:4:6 for structural citing the sacks don't really get filled, but I think that would be more like 1:3:5. Just thinking that maybe if I do 1:2:4, then that would be more like 1:1.5:3?

    Actually gusto no foreman equal parts sand and gravel para daw iwas voids sa column, ano kaya effect nito sa strength?

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    If in doubt & you've the time to do some R&D, you can have your sample mixes lab-tested for compressive strength.

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    #136
    Quote Originally Posted by travajante View Post
    If in doubt & you've the time to do some R&D, you can have your sample mixes lab-tested for compressive strength.

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    Haha this is getting too meticulous. Maybe what I'll do is to keep a sample for testing later, I read that concrete achieves 99% strength in 28 days and continues to go beyond it's "rated" strength as years go by.

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    #137
    Quote Originally Posted by papi smith View Post
    Haha this is getting too meticulous. Maybe what I'll do is to keep a sample for testing later, I read that concrete achieves 99% strength in 28 days and continues to go beyond it's "rated" strength as years go by.

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    Pardon begged, OCD & habits kicked in.House Construction

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    #138
    No apologies needed Sir, I am very grateful for receiving valuable advise from the Masters House Construction

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    #139
    Quote Originally Posted by papi smith View Post
    No apologies needed Sir, I am very grateful for receiving valuable advise from the Masters House Construction

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    Thanks, sir. Not qualified a master though. That honor should go to max.House Construction


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    #140
    Guys what's the best way to anchor wooden baluster railing to tiled stairs? The stair tiles are outdoor finish porcelain types.

    Original plan was to have stainless steel railing but I'm trying to save a bundle by using wood.

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