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Quikrete 60 lb. Concrete Mix is ideal for both structural and non structural applications over 2 in. thick. This ready to use product contains a blend of portland cement, sand, gravel, and other approved ingredients. Quikrete 60 lb. Concrete Mix is perfect for projects requiring a quality, general use concrete mix.
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If i am only using 4 cups of the 60lb concrete mix, how much water do i mix with it?

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February 3, 2016
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February 9, 2016
Start with the 4 cups of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix, and add ½ cup of clean water. Blend with a large spoon or spatula to ensure that all of the material is wetted out. Add small quantities of water if needed until a stiff moldable consistency is achieved.
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February 4, 2016
Start with the 4 cups of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix, and add ½ cup of clean water. Blend with a large spoon or spatula to ensure that all of the material is wetted out. Add small quantities of water if needed until a stiff moldable consistency is achieved. It should not require more than 1 cup of water. If too much water is added and the mix becomes too loose, you can add small amounts of the QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix until the mix achieves the stiff moldable consistency.
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How many bags to make a slab for a 4'x8' dog kennel

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February 8, 2016
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February 9, 2016
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete when placed. A standard slab is 0.33 ft (4 inches) thick. A slab that is 4 ft x 8 ft x 0.33 ft will require 10-2/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 23-3/4 bags (of 60 lb each). Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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How many bag(s) would I need for a 24" deep hole and 6" in diameter

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February 6, 2016
I'm doing my fence and need to find out how many bags to buy. I will be doing 30 holes
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February 8, 2016
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A hole that is 2 feet (24 inch) deep with a 0.5 foot (6 inch) diameter will require 0.4 cubic feet of concrete, or 0.9 bag (of 60 lb). For 30 holes of this size, 26-27 bags (of 60 lb each) would be required). Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc. This estimation does not account for the dimension of the fence post that will be placed in each hole. The general recommendation is that each hole should be 3x the post diameter and the depth of the hole should be 1/3 the post length.
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Can I use this concrete below temperature for set fence post

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January 22, 2016
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January 31, 2016
This product is best used in cold weather.
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January 26, 2016
A fast setting concrete mix, such as QUIKRETE® Fast Setting Concrete Mix, is best to use in cold weather, which, for the purposes of concreting, may be considered to be weather that is below 50 dF in the day, or near but still above freezing 32 dF at night. However, it is important in the cold weather to take certain precautions: 1) Mix the concrete with water before placing the material in the hole, 2) store the bagged concrete in a warm temperature before use, and use warm water to mix, 3) protect the concrete from freezing for at least 48 hours for a fast setting concrete using plastic sheeting, insulated blankets, or other means. A regular setting concrete, such as QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix, would need to be protected from freezing for 3-4 days. If these preventive measures cannot be taken, it would be best to wait for warmer weather.
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how many 80lb bags for 16' W ×16 'L × 6" H slab?

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January 17, 2016
slab for carport
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January 18, 2016
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. An 80 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.6 cubic feet of concrete. A slab that is 16 ft x 16 ft x 0.5 ft will require 128 cubic feet of concrete, or 285 bags (of 60 lb each), or 214 bags (of 80 lb each). Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc. For a job of this size, it will be crucial that you have sufficient equipment and man power to either allow you to pour the entire application before any of the material has set, OR pour sections that are separated by expansion joints before any of the material in that section has set. If some of the material sets before subsequent bags are poured, a cold joint will form. A cold joint is caused by the inability of the product to intermix between bags, and prevents the application from being a single, solid mass. A cold joint may cause problems ranging from a simple aesthetic issue, to as serious as potentially allowing for water intrusion into the cold joint, which may eventually lead to concrete degradation. Additionally, if the concrete is being applied in cold weather (temperatures around 50 dF in the day, and near freezing (32 dF) at night), you must take cold weather precautions. Store the bagged concrete in a warm temperature before use, and use warm (not hot) water to mix. Protect the concrete from freezing for at least 3-4 days for a regular setting concrete using plastic sheeting, insulated blankets, or other means. If these preventive measures cannot be taken, it would be best to wait for warmer weather. Please contact the QUIKRETE® Technical Center directly at 1-800-282-5828 if you would like to discuss.
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Can it be use in cold weather?

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January 14, 2016
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January 15, 2016
Temperatures around 50 dF in the day, and near freezing (32 dF) at night are considered cold weather. In the cold weather, you must take cold weather precautions. Store the bagged concrete in a warm temperature before use, and use warm (not hot) water to mix. Protect the concrete from freezing for at least 3-4 days for a regular setting concrete such as QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix using plastic sheeting, insulated blankets, or other means. If these preventive measures cannot be taken, it would be best to wait for warmer weather. Please contact the QUIKRETE® Technical Center directly at 1-800-282-5828 if you would like to discuss.
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How much heat can it stand before cracking?

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January 8, 2016
I am making a metalworking forge and i need refractory that is cheap. Will this work
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January 11, 2016
No, Portland cement, the base material out of which QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix No. 1101, as well as other concretes, are made, can degrade in temperatures as low as 200 degrees F. It is not made using refractory cement which is designed to be able to withstand exposure to high temperatures. Please call the QUIKRETE® Technical Center directly at 1-800-282-5828 for further assistance.
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How much is a full pallet of 60lb bags?

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January 5, 2016
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January 6, 2016
There are typically 56 bags of 60 lb QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix per pallet. Please contact your local Home Depot store to confirm and for pricing.
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How many sq feet does a 60 lbs bag cover

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December 21, 2015
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December 29, 2015
A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. One 60 lbs. bags of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix at 0.167 ft (2 in.) thickness will cover approximately 2.7 square feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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Palm Desert, CA
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December 25, 2015
A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 CUBIC feet of concrete.

If applied 4” thick, which is the typical depth for a slab, a 60 lb bag will roughly cover 1.35 SQUARE feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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How many Sq feet does a single bag of Quikcrete cover?

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March 29, 2015
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December 25, 2015
A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 CUBIC feet of concrete.

If applied 4” thick, which is the typical depth for a slab, a 60 lb bag will roughly cover 1.35 SQUARE feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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California
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April 12, 2015
Depends on the thickness. One 60lb bag has 0.44444 cubic feet.
If you pour a 4" thick piece, you can cover 192 sq inches per bag.
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
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March 30, 2015
I hate giving answers like this, but it depends.
One bag of quickrete will make about a half of a cubic foot of concrete, little less little more depending on how messy things get.

half a cubic foot will cover three square feet 2 inches thick or one and a half square feet 4 inches thick

Hope this helps
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Bill
Arlington, TX, USA
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March 30, 2015
Please see the manufacturer fact sheet:

www.quikrete.com/PDFs/DATA_SHEET-Concrete%20Mix%201101.pdf
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Bill
Arlington, TX, USA
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March 30, 2015
A 60 lb bag of concrete makes about 0.33 sq ft of concrete.

in other words:

One 60 lb bag will make a
1 foot by 1 foot by 4 inch slab
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March 30, 2015
A 60 lb. bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields approximately 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. If applied 4” thick, which is the typical depth for a slab, a 60 lb bag will roughly cover 1.35 cubic feet. Yields are approximate and will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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how many bags per pallet

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December 17, 2015
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December 18, 2015
There are typically 56 bags of 60 lb QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix per pallet. Please contact your local Home Depot store to confirm.
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How many 60 pound bags laid end to end to form an 18 foot long by 2 foot high by bag width bulkhead

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December 8, 2015
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December 9, 2015
QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix is not intended to be used for purposes other than as a blended concrete. If stacked bags of product are needed for an erosion control or similar project, please utilize QUIKRETE® Rip Rap (Scrim Bags) No. 1134-80 which is designed specifically for this purpose. If this is not a regularly stocked item at your local Home Depot, they should be able to special order it for you. See www.quikrete.com for project advice, or reference the data sheet at http://www.quikrete.com/PDFs/DATA_SHEET-Rip%20Rap%201129-60%20-61%20-62%20-80%201134-80.pdf. Concrete Mix bags will not cure properly in stacks. Please call the QUIKRETE® Technical Center directly at 1-800-282-5828 if you would like to discuss your project in further detail.
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Pouring 16 by 14 2 inches thick how concrete bags do I need

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December 4, 2015
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December 7, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete when placed. To pour concrete 16 inch x 14 inch x 2 inch thick will require 0.26 cubic feet of concrete, or 0.6 bag (of 60 pounds). If the dimensions are 16 feet x 14 feet x 2 inches, it will require 37 1/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 83 bags (of 60 pounds each). A standard concrete slab is 4 inches thick, which would require double the quantities listed. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc. Please contact the QUIKRETE® Technical Center at 1-800-282-5828 if you have questions.
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How many 60lb bags of quickcrete do I need to fill a hole18" wide by 17" long by 14" deep? I'm mounting a base for a pedestal fire alarm box.

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November 20, 2015
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November 23, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete when placed. To fill a hole 1.5 ft (18 inch) x 1.42 ft (17 inch) x 1.17 ft (14 inch) will require 2 ½ cubic feet of concrete, or 5 ½ bags (of 60 lb each). Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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I have this large puddle that develops end of driveway can I just pour into standing water without footings

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November 13, 2015
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November 16, 2015
No, you will need to blend the repair material with water before applying – the area will need to be properly prepared prior to application, including cleaning and removing any standing water. QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix contains gravel and should be used for repairs a minimum thickness of 2 inches. If the repair thickness needed is less than 2 inches, you may consider QUIKRETE® Sand Topping Mix No. 1103 for ½ inch to 2 inches thickness, or QUIKRETE® FastSet Repair Mortar No. 1241 which may be feather edged. When making repairs, getting a good color match can be difficult - we always recommend trialing a small quantity of the repair material in a discrete area, and allowing it to cure for one week to determine whether the color and overall appearance are acceptable before using the material in less discrete areas. Please contact the QUIKRETE® Technical Center directly at 1-800-282-5828 to discuss details of your project.
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How many 60lb bags do I need to make a curb 20' long 4" wide 6" high.

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November 12, 2015
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November 16, 2015
A single bag of 60 lb QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete when placed. For a curb that is 20 feet long, 0.33 feet wide (4 inches), and 0.5 feet high (6 inches), 3 1/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 8 bags (or 60 lb each) will be required. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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How many bags for a one yard project

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November 14, 2015
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November 16, 2015
A single bag of 60 lb QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete when placed. 60 bags (of 60 lb each) would be required for one cubic yard. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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How many bags of concrete does it take for 33 foot by 14 foot at four inches thick..

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November 11, 2015
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Mena, AR
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November 15, 2015
Go to www.quickrete.com/calculator/main.asp. enter your dimensions. it will tell you how many 60 & 80 lb bags you need.
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November 13, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. An application that is 33 ft x 14 ft x 0.33 ft (4 inch) will require 154 cubic feet of concrete, or 343 bags (of 60 lb each). Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc. For a job of this size, it will be crucial that you have sufficient equipment and man power to either allow you to pour the entire application before any of the material has set, OR pour sections that are separated by expansion joints before any of the material in that section has set. If some of the material sets before subsequent bags are poured, a cold joint will form. A cold joint is caused by the inability of the product to intermix between bags, and prevents the application from being a single, solid mass. A cold joint may cause problems ranging from a simple aesthetic issue, to as serious as potentially allowing for water intrusion into the cold joint, which may eventually lead to concrete degradation. Please contact the QUIKRETE® Technical Center directly at 1-800-282-5828 if you would like to discuss.
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how many bags will I need to make a step 18"x45" x 4" thick

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November 12, 2015
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November 13, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A step that is 1.5 ft (18 inch) x 3.75 ft (45 inch) x 0.33 ft (4 inch) will require 1.9 cubic feet of concrete, or 4.2 bags (of 60 lb each). Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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How many bags of concrete for a 36" x 96" x 8" thick pad

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November 11, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. For a 36” by 96” by 8” concrete pad, it will require 16 cubic feet of concrete, or 36 bags (of 60 lb each). Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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