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johnhagen
#1 Posted : Friday, September 12, 2003 12:17:36 PM
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Use them to stop a wash out.Or to fill a low spot then cover them with some dirt
majere
#2 Posted : Friday, September 12, 2003 12:22:21 PM
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RG,

If hard, not dry enough. Sorry. The bags are porus, and will absorb atmosphiric moisture. This is why we put ours into the blue barrels. And we pay attention to the mixing dates.

Thee can recrush, and try to use. There is also additives to add to the recrushed, but still not the same strength. Such is fine for touch up and patching work, but not for pour.

Take care,

Majere
Bruce Holman
#3 Posted : Saturday, September 13, 2003 12:06:35 AM
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Welcome to the club...I found nine bags of concrete mix in the wellhouse, left over from an earlier project, hard, but still crumble-able.
"...recrush, and try to use..."
Naugh, don''t waste your time, it''s like trying to un-hardboil an egg. It doesn''t work. I tried to use the nine bags to cast the base for the fireplace I''m building, and the concrete hardened to about the same degree as a sand-castle. I broke it up and used the bits to fill a hole in the path down the hill.
I re-cast the base with new concrete. Kept it covered with plastic for a week, now you could launch the space shuttle from it!
Just picked up the chimney blocks and firebrick, so maybe I''ll get started on the fireplace next weekend.
hunter63
#4 Posted : Saturday, September 13, 2003 2:34:06 AM
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This is called "Experience". I thought I was the only one that had done this, as sometimes my projects are on the "5 year plan"
StreetLegal
#5 Posted : Saturday, September 13, 2003 4:12:13 AM
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"5 year plan" is okay...10 year plans are okay. Its the "this weekend" plan that turns into the 5 year plan that I have trouble with!
Bruce Holman
#6 Posted : Sunday, September 14, 2003 6:47:05 AM
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"... "5 year plan" is okay...10 year plans are okay. Its the "this weekend" plan that turns into the 5 year plan that I have trouble with!..."

"All jobs expand to fill the available time,"
...unfortunately the available time is often you own lifetime...
DanR
#7 Posted : Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:24:48 PM
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Amen, Bruce!
rg
#8 Posted : Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:24:48 PM
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I purchased bag concrete, did not use right away, kept dry, but they are now hard. looking for ideas / advice on what I can do with them.
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