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How to mix concrete

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Of course, the easiest way to mix concrete is to buy or hire a concrete mixer. A cheaper method is to mix by hand. Use the following method to save yourself some cash!
What you'll need: 
Coarse aggregate (e.g. gravel)
Fine aggregate (e.g. sand)
Cement
Large bucket
Shovel
Watering can
1: 
Fill your bucket with fine aggregate, scraping it off levelwith the shovel. Pour it out and make a heap on the floor.
2: 
Repeat Step 1.
3: 
Fill your bucket with cement, scraping it off level with your shovel. Pour your cement onto the aggregate and mix well.
4: 
Next, fill your bucket with the coarse aggregate. Level off and add to the mixture.
5: 
Repeat Step 4 twice and mix well.
6: 
Turn the whole mixture over with your shovel at least three times to ensure it is fully mixed.
7: 
Form a heap with a crater in the centre. Gradually add about three-quarters of a bucket of water.
8: 
Gradually shovel material from the outside of the heap into the moist crater. Be careful not to collapse the crater walls or you will lose your water.
9: 
When fully mixed, turn the whole heap with your shovel. If it is still not moist enough, form a new heap and sprinkle on extra water with a can.
10: 
Use the edge of your shovel to test consistency. If you can make a clear cut in the mixture, which doesn't immediately dissolve, your mixture is well-balanced.

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