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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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How many 60 lb.bags of cement for 4'x 8' x 6" thick, pad ?

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April 21, 2015
For 32 square feet at 6'' thick you would require 36 bags.
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how many bags of ready mix concrete do i need for a slab 8ft x6ft x4inches

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April 20, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A slab that is 8 ft x 6 ft x 0.33 ft (4 inch) will require 16 cubic feet of concrete, or 35-36 60 lb bags. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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HOW MANY 60 LBS. BAGS WOULD IT TAKE TO DO A 8 FT. X 12 FT. X 3 I/2 IN SLAB FOR A SHED

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how many 60lb bags for 1'x7'x3" do i need?

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April 14, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A 1 ft x 7 ft x 0.25 ft slab will require 1 ¾ cubic feet of concrete, or 4 60 lb bags. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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my slab of concrete will be 4 ft. x 10 ft., 4 inches thick. how many bags of quikcrete will it require/?

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April 14, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A 4 ft x 10 ft x 0.33 ft (4 inch) slab will require 13 1/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 30 60 lb bags of concrete. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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Bill
Arlington, TX, USA
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April 13, 2015
Your slab - 4 x 10 x 0.33 = 13.33 cu ft

Each 60 lb bag is 0.45 cu ft

13.33 cu ft / 0.45 cu ft = 29.6 bags of Concrete mix.
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California
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April 12, 2015
30 of the 60lb bags
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April 12, 2015
For a slab 4' x 10' and 4 inches thick you'll need approx 32 60# bags of Quikrete Concrete Mix.
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How many bags of concrete for a trench 50 ft. long x 4 in. deep x 6 in wide

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Ft Worth, Texas
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November 24, 2014
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18.75
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November 26, 2014
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A trench that is 50 ft x 0.33 ft x 0.5 ft will require 8 1/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 18-19 60-lb bags of Concrete Mix. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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November 25, 2014
Hello BigL and thank you for your question.

For a trench that is 50 feet long and 0.5 feet wide = 25 square feet:
A 4 inch deep slab requires 19 bags of the 60 # concrete.

Check out the Quikrete Concrete Calculator located here: http://www.quikrete.com/calculator/....

Best wishes on your project.
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how many 80 pound bag of cement do i need for a 24 inch width 38 inch long and 3 inch deep

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pennsylvania
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April 5, 2015
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Las Vegas, NV, USA
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April 6, 2015
Each bag will make .6 cubic feet of concrete.
Your project needs about 1.6 cubic feet or about 2 1/2 bags. Since the nice folks at Home Depot only sell whole bags get three and figure out what you are going to do with the left overs.

Enjoy
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Bill
Arlington, TX, USA
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April 6, 2015
YIELD
• An 80 lb (36.3 kg) bag yields approximately 0.60 cu ft (17 L)
• A 60 lb (27.2 kg) bag yields approximately 0.45 cu ft (12.7 L)
• A 40 lb (18.1 kg) bag yields approximately 0.30 cu ft (8.5 L)
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April 6, 2015
A 24 in x 38 in x 3 in application will require 1.6 cubic feet of concrete. An 80 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.6 cubic feet of concrete, so 2-2/3 80 lb bags would be needed. A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete, so 3-1/2 60 lb bags would be needed. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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approximately, how much water do you add for a 60lb. bag of concrete

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TABLE 2 MIXING WATER FOR QUIKRETE® CONCRETE MIX

Package size, lb (kg) Start Water pt (L) Final Water pt (L)
80 (36.3) 6 (2.8) 6-9 (2.8-4.3)
60 (27.2) 4 (1.9) 4-7 (1.9-3.3)
40 (18.1) 3 (1.4) 3-4.5 (1.4-2.1)
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California
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April 12, 2015
About a gallon
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October 22, 2014
Start with 4 pints of clean water. If additional water is needed, add small amounts of water sparingly. Do not exceed 7 pints of clean water.
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how much does two bags of 60lb concrete cover 4" thick?

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Bill
Arlington, TX, USA
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April 13, 2015
2 - 60 lbs bags of concrete will cover 0.9 cubic feet.

Slab size at 4 inches (0.33 ft) thick

1.64 ft x 1.64 ft x 0.33 ft = 0.89 cu ft
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California
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April 12, 2015
2-2/3 square feet
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April 9, 2015
Each 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete, so two will yield 0.9 cubic feet. If applied 4 inches (0.33 feet) thick, the two bags will cover 2.7 square feet. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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How many Sq feet does a single bag of Quikcrete cover?

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Anonymous
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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Trouble
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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any difference in 60lbs and 90lbs bags Quikrete other then weight? The wording is not the same when described

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March 24, 2015
QUIKRETE Concrete Mix #1101 meets the same performance requirements whether it is packaged in a 60 lb or 90 lb bag. When tested under standard laboratory conditions in accordance with ASTM C 387, it will achieve or exceed a compressive strength of 2,500 PSI in 7 days and 3,500 PSI in 28 days, with a typical 28 day value being 4,000 PSI.
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California
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March 21, 2015
No difference. The 90lb bag may be a few cents cheaper by the pound, but it's not worth the back ache,
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how many bags will fill a 2 gal bucket with a 2x2 post 18 inches deep?

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March 21, 2015
One bag makes 0.42 cubic feet of concrete.
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December 15, 2014
The stability of the bucket containing the post embedded in concrete will depend upon the height of the post, as well as the diameter of the base of the bucket. A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A 2 gallon bucket would require 0.27 cubic feet of concrete to fill it, if there were no post placed within it. With a 0.167 ft (2 in) x 0.167 ft (2 in) x 1.5 ft (18 in) post contained within it, it will require roughly 0.04 cubic feet less, requiring a net of 1/4 cubic feet of concrete, or more than half of a 60-lb bag. Yields will vary based upon waste, etc.
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how many cubic feet in a 60 lb. bag

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March 17, 2015
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc.
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can i use quikrete as a refractory cement in small foundry

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January 28, 2015
Portland cement, the base material out of which QUIKRETE Concrete Mix is made, can degrade in temperatures as low as 200 degrees F. QUIKRETE Concrete Mix does not contain refractory cement. As you indicate, products to be exposed to high heat conditions should be made of refractory cement which is designed to be able to withstand exposure to high temperatures.
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Can you pour Quikrete over broken slabs of cement and stay away from cracks. I have 128 sq. ft. to do and a lot of old broken up cement.

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December 23, 2014
This product is recommended to be used at a minimum thickness of 2”, over a stable sub-grade. Your sub-grade is “old broken up cement” and is not stable. It would cause premature failure of the new concrete. There are several ways to approach this project, we would be glad to discuss them with you. Please feel free to contact the QUIKRETE Technical Center at 1-800-282-5828 to discuss your project further.
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Can I use this concrete mix as grout by removing the aggregate?

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December 12, 2014
We do not recommend altering any of our pre-blended products, as it prevents them from performing according to design. In general, if you need a mortar (material without coarse aggregate), QUIKRETE Sand Topping Mix, #1103, may be suitable. Please contact the QUIKRETE Technical Center directly to discuss your specific application needs (i.e. for a non-shrink grout, core fill grout, etc.) at 1-800-282-5828.
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oldguy
san diego, ca
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December 12, 2014
Not sure why you would.
The same company makes a great grout mix.
It has better adhesive properties and is smoother to work with.
There are different sizes of sand in the concrete and the grout mix is better
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400 squ. feet 3inc thick how many 60 lbs bag are needed

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Macon Ga
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November 24, 2014
enclosed basement need the floor now
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November 26, 2014
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. An area that is 400 square feet and 0.25 feet thick will require 100 cubic feet of concrete, or 222-223 60-lb. bags of concrete. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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DesigningWoman
November 25, 2014
Hello hank and thank you for your question.

Check out the Quikrete Concrete Calculator located here: http://www.quikrete.com/calculator/....

400 Square feet requires 445 bags of the 60# concrete to cover to a depth of 6 inches. Divide that by half for a 3 inch slab = 223 bags needed.

Best wishes on your project.
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HOW MANY 60LB BAG OF CONCRETEMIX I NEED

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rosemead
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November 23, 2014
TO DO A CONCRETE WALL 50' LONG,BY 4' DEEP,BY 8'' WIDE
THANK YOU
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November 24, 2014
For the above ground portion of your wall between 280 and 300 bags,
For the foundation, it will depend on what part of the country you live in, but in general the foundations would be at least 1' wide and 1' deep #more if your frost line is below 12"# Add another 100-120 bags for each 12 inches deep the footer goes.

My opinion #everyone has one# hire someone. I am a do it yourself kind of guy and I would hire someone that has the forms and tools required to do this correctly.
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November 24, 2014
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. A wall that is 50 ft x 4 ft x 0.67 ft (8 inches) will require 133 1/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 222-223 60 lb bags of concrete. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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how much bag of concrete mix 60 p

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rosemead
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November 18, 2014
for a footing 50' long x16'' wide x 12'' deeph
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oldguy
san diego, ca
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November 21, 2014
4 inch 50' by 1 foot takes about 38 bags.
I would order 160.
For a loose overage of $10 it's easier to have it on hand than run down for the last few bags.
Also if you are putting in a footing, there's gotta be another few bags of work in your future:)
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November 20, 2014
A 60 lb bag of QUIKRETE Concrete Mix yields 0.45 cubic feet of concrete. For a footing that is 50 feet long, 1 1/3 feet wide (16 in) and 1 foot deep (12 in), 66 2/3 cubic feet of concrete, or 148-149 60 lb bags of Concrete Mix would be needed. Yields will vary based upon waste, uneven sub-grade, etc.
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November 20, 2014
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How many 4x4 fence posts will one bag cover? Like 1 ft. deep, regular size fence post holes?

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Cristi
Springfield, OR
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March 4, 2014
I need to put in about 8 fence posts and don't know how much concrete I need to buy. Thanks!
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oldguy
san diego, ca
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November 7, 2014
1 foot is too shallow of a hole. No matter what
I use 2 ft hole and 6 ft above grade for fence. There is no dynamic force on the post and should be plenty.
If it's a support post for a gate you might get a deeper hole/longer post, but unless the gate is wider than three feet there also not much strain. stay with 2 and 6.
For a gate that is wider, you might consider a 4x6 or sister two posts if you are concerned and stay with the two ft hole and 6 ft above grade.

My calculations are one 90# sack comes short to fill a two ft deep hole with standard post hole digger 6-7 inches width and a 4x4. Use 2 60# per ft.

The dirt/soil here is HARD. I would never dig a 12 inch wide hole. Why would you. Too much work for zero gain.
I use to use the 90# bags but the 60# are easier to lift and move.

After putting in probably 60 posts and many more to go, I suggest the 60# as 1 per foot.
I have not had a post go over in 32 years at the house. The post may rot, but the cement is still solid.

an old guy
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Freddiefixer
Texas, USA
April 16, 2014
It depends on the the size of the hole, I would use one bag per hole.
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California
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April 8, 2014
Calculate your cubic feet and multiply by 135lb per cubic foot of concrete.
Divide by the weight of each bag.
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Boog
Tulsa
April 1, 2014
I used (1) 60lb bag on an 18" deep x 8" dia. hole with a 4x6 Pole and it was 4" short of filling to the top. Your hole will probably be 12" depth x 6" dia. which would take ~3/4 of a 60lb Bag.
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March 10, 2014
When placing fence posts, the depth of the post hole should be one-half of the above-ground post height, for example: For a 4' above ground post, use a post with an overall height of 6 feet and place 2 feet (24”) in the ground. For holes that are 24” deep, with a 12” diameter, and a 4” x 4” square post placed within, a single hole would require approximately three 60# bags of mixed QUIKRETE Concrete Mix. 8 posts will require approximately 24 bags. These are estimates and will vary based upon waste, uneven subgrade, etc. Note that the QUIKRETE Concrete Mix must be blended with water before being added to the hole.
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BigE
Forest, VA, USA
March 7, 2014
If you're setting 4x4 posts, you're gonna want to dig your holes deeper than 1 foot. The Quikrete folks will tell you to dig a hole half as deep as the height of your post out of the ground. (e.g., for a 6 foot high post you would need a 9 foot long 4x4 with 3 feet of it being buried in the hole). While that will certainly be sturdy, I would go with 8 foot posts and bury them in 2 foot holes. Having said that, a 60lb. bag would do one hole and then some - maybe 3 bags for 4 holes - assuming the holes are about 9-10 inches in diameter. The Quikrete website has a good quantity calculator on it. Good luck.
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