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    How much concrete have you ever handled by yourself?

    Not sure if this is the right area to ask this question but here it is. How much concrete have you ever had delivered off a cement mixer & finished it by yourself. I'm talking about the area of the pour & how many yards. I'm trying to determine if I can handle the pouring & finishing of 13 cubic yards as a one man project. Or maybe break the pour up into 3 sections like 4-4-5 with floating & finish between pours over three or four day period.

    And yes, my wife who is my underpaid gofer says she's not signing up for this one. She is convinced I'm way over the CuCu nest. Is she right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog View Post
    She is convinced I'm way over the CuCu nest. Is she right?

    Yes, she is.

    Get help, or hire this part out...the truck driver and curing concrete will not wait on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Yes, she is.

    Get help, or hire this part out...the truck driver and curing concrete will not wait on you.
    Agreed. Hire it out. I won't ever do a large pour on my own ever again. A couple of yards, no big deal. Anything over 3-5 will kill an average man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    Yes, she is.

    Get help, or hire this part out...the truck driver and curing concrete will not wait on you.
    I have to agree with Kenny. Concrete work is grueling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    I have to agree with Kenny. Concrete work is grueling.

    And I forgot to add: There is no second chances here!
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    Way to much concrete for one person.. Get at least 2 if not 3 helpers or hire the job out.

    Ask around find some concrete workers , they are usually looking for side jobs or know of someone who is retired and will take on the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Way to much concrete for one person.. Get at least 2 if not 3 helpers or hire the job out.

    Ask around find some concrete workers , they are usually looking for side jobs or know of someone who is retired and will take on the job.
    A friend of mine is a part-time concrete finisher. He does all my concrete work and is reasonable. He makes it look easy. Don't be fooled. It ain't easy.

    Check with the local lumber companies, or hardware stores. They usually keep a list of folks looking for side jobs, carpenters, concrete finishers, trim workers, etc...
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    Well all you guys have answered my OP. Thanks to all. I guess my wife is correct. I've reached a new plateau in my quest of madman building. I will concede & keep looking for the right people/company/price to get er done. Thanks.

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    There are a few things worth paying for. I just spent more having professionals do my roof then I had in a whole new interior on my house. New Joists and stud extensions all around the exterior.

    Ive done 8 tons of dry concrete for posts, no slabs beyond 10x10. I can connect multiples but it takes time, section by section, not a driver that expects to unload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etcallhome View Post
    Way to much concrete for one person.. Get at least 2 if not 3 helpers or hire the job out.

    Ask around find some concrete workers , they are usually looking for side jobs or know of someone who is retired and will take on the job.
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