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Old 09-30-2016, 06:47 PM   #1
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On two seperate occasions now I have been involved in or witnessed the results of a xfmr pad pour not go well. The pads end up brushing poorly and there is always a large amount of water on the top of the pour. Does anybody have a good method for pouring pads with quickrete that yields results similar to concrete out of a truck?
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:02 PM   #2
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1. Place the concrete, Screed it level in forms
2. Float it (or bull float if its a bigger pad)

3.Now Wait, sometimes long, sometimes short.......don't touch it until it starts to set, all the water needs to re-absorb....you need to hit it at the right time too short and you'll have too much paste on the top, too long and you will be breaking your ass floating.

4. Edge
5. mag float and steel trowel
6. Brush finish if outside otherwise we leave smooth.
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It sounds like you are using too much water. If the mix is self leveling it is way to wet.

For an 80 pound bag, use less than a gallon of water- about 3 quarts.

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