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Old 06-16-04, 06:16 AM
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a question on quikrete

What is the difference between quikrete's sand topper mix and quikrete's concrete mix? In terms of strength is one better than the other? I was wondering because I am installing a flag pole and have a bag of sand topping mix and was just wondering if I could just use this instead of the 'concrete' mix. I think the only difference is the sand topping mix has sand instead of gravel?

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Old 06-16-04, 08:37 AM
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Original 4000 psi average compressive strength blend of portland cement, sand, and gravel or stone

Original high strength blend of portland cement and graded sand.

From Quikrete's web site.

It appears that the primary difference is the gravel and what it contributes to the product. It is not recommended by Quikrete to use the sand mix for setting posts, so I cannot advise you so. For the minor cost involved in using the right product, it would seem best to use the right materials to help assure that the project performs as expected.

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Old 06-16-04, 10:13 AM
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thanks for the advice - i live on top of a hill that gets awfully windy at times, so i will go with the concrete mix just to be safe

thanks again
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Old 06-16-04, 01:22 PM
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I'd buy some gravel mix and go from there.
 
 

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