How to Mix Cement and Concrete with a Cement Mixer
Another video clip showing a method of mixing concrete for you masonry projects in an electric barrel mixer.
Hi, I'm Mike Edwards -- the website is diydoctor.org.uk. Today we're going to talk about using a mixer and mix some sand and cement -- this particular mix is eight parts coarse very sharp sand to one part cement -- it's specifically for laying patio slabs. We've got some equipment here-the good old mixer here, this is called a barrow mixer as it carries enough for a
barrow full. We've got the wheelbarrow too-if you look at our other projects you'll see a project called loading a wheelbarrow-it's important that you load the barrow at at the front over the wheel as much as possible. It makes it much easier to carry. We've got cement, water, and if you pan round you can see we've had the sand delivered in a big tonne bag. Organise your mixing
area properly so that everything's close to hand as it is here. As you can see we've already put the water in the mixer-it's important that the water goes in first so that the sand and cement doesn't stick to the sides. Matt's going to come onto screen now for us and do some mixing. As you can see from that section of video where Matt was mixing, we
put in half of the sand, half of the cement, then the rest of the sand and the rest of the cement. It's important to remember that sand piles up on the shovel, whereas cement slides off more easily. This means that you need to be careful to get the right proportion of sand to...
See more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3xw7KvzRSI