Running a cement mixer may not be as easy as operating a blender--but close. Follow a few steps carefully and in no time you will be whipping up margaritas for party guests on your new patio.
Things You'll Need
- cement mixer
- manufacturer's instructions
- level surface
- electric outlet
- cement mix instructions
- aggregate rock
Before learning how to use a cement mixer, determine whether your job requires a cement mixer or a mortar mixer. A cement mixer works for mixing cement, which is used for sidewalks or as a base for setting flagstones in an outdoor walk. Use a mortar mixer for masonry work.
Read the instructions before operating your mixer.
Set up the mixer on a level, solid surface.
Read the mixing instructions on each bag of material.
Plug the cord into an outlet.
Start the mixer before adding material.
Add material to the rotating drum.
Leave the mixer running the entire time it contains cement.
Empty the drum while it is rotating.
Turn the drum down to drain all fluids.
Wash out all debris from the inside of the mixer.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep the mix on the dry side until you have added all dry material. Then adjust the mix by adding more water.
- Do not move the mixer when it is full or in operation.
- Do not leave as running cement mixer unattended.
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