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Cement Mixer

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Dan Dollin, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Dan Dollin

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    Long shot I know, especially as I'm not in a metropolis...

    With lots of garden walls to repair a cement mixer would make life a lot easier!
     
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    I got mine off ebay :dbgrtmb:
     
  3. Dan Dollin

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    I'm looking there too, trouble is there's not a lot nearby. Im sure something will turn up...
     
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    Thanks... unfortunately that's already sold. I txt him last week. :-(
     
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    I tried have you put a wanted ad on, you can get results.
     
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    How long do you need one for? Would it be cost effective to hire one instead of buying?
     
  8. Dan Dollin

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    It's only £20 per week to hire, so not going to break the bank if we need to do that. But sods law I'll hire it and then it will rain all week.

    We had a conservatory wall partially collapse just before Christmas :wallbanging: that the builders have only just quoted for, but at 3K for repair I thought I'd do it myself.

    wall.jpg

    But there are lots of other projects I have in mind where it would come in handy; shed foundations, rendered blockwork raised beds, drainage gulleys etc etc. So the cost could soon mount if I have to hire a mixer repeatedly...
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      You can buy one for about £300 or so, for a decent one.
      I bought one when I did my driveway, always said I'd sell it afterwards.
      But they come in very handy once you have it.
      I often use mine for mixing compost.
      Quite a good investment really.
       
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        Try the tool hire shops. I needed one while constructing a house extension and I bought one that was just about to go for auction, I got it for £50:00!

        Cheers, Tony.
         
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          if you lived closer to me Dan I Would gladley Lend you mine

          FleeBay Job Mate just keep looking I Got a Bell ideal and plenty of parts Ava Should you Ever Need Any :cool:
           
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          Just a quick thought Dan, Why not try dry stone wall the outer side and mortar fill inside with a render finish. That way you can add a white wash to the rendered finish inside and keep it looking clean. The outside can be left to the elements and if needed add small alpines in the crevasses.
           
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          Nick one off a building site ? JOKING !!

          As a retired builder I've lost count of how many we have had stolen over the years !

          For domestic / light building work a barrowmix is as good as it gets and if you hunt around they are often on offer. I bought one for doing walls and patios round our own house then sold it for what I paid for is as I had kept it properly clean and in top condition.

          I would have used one of the site mixers but they were to big and someone had nicked them :biggrin::biggrin:
           

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