Steps to use a Cement Mixer


A cement mixer is very useful machinery when it comes to construction of a building. It helps in mixing different proportions of cement, gravel, sand and water through its drum to get a fine mix that helps in bonding the building materials together.

A cement mixer is very useful machinery when it comes to construction of a building. It helps in mixing different proportions of cement, gravel, sand and water through its drum to get a fine mix that helps in bonding the building materials together.

The job of a mixer is only to build the perfect concoction of the cement. However, the time it will take to harden depends solely on the ingredients that are used. There are also fast drying mixes available if you don’t have too much drying time. Although almost all the cement mixer manufacturers include the instruction manual, it still can be useful to know the step by step process to help you get acquainted with the basics of executing the machine.

Determine the type of the mixer

The first step is to identify between the mortar and a cement mixer. A mortar mixer is used for masonry while the cement mixer comes handy when you need to mix for the flagstone or sidewalks. Begin with placing the mixer on a flat surface and make sure that you have ample availability of water in the vicinity to add to the mixer. The cord must positioned correctly for connectivity if it is electricity based and a gas based needs at least 3-4 throttles before it starts working.

Prep work

Before you add any materials to the drum, make sure that you first run the empty mixer. After it has completed some rounds of empty run then add some quantities of gravel and sand, followed by water. After mixing these two components, it is time to add the cement mixture to the ongoing mixture to complete the procedure. Keep adding right quantities of water throughout the run to achieve smooth combination.

Transporting and cleaning

While the mixer is running, rotate the drum for it to flush out the contents into the wheelbarrow so that it can be transported easily to the construction site. Now hose the accumulated debris inside the drum and outside the mixer. If you see some bits and pieces that have hardened inside the drum, you can add a bit of water, gravel and sand to loosen up the mix.

The mixers are used widely in the construction industry and the models are purchased as per the application. You must keep a lot of factors in mind before investing in one. The purpose of your mixture will determine the type of cement mixer you would require. It is advised to rent them if you are only going to use them once. However, if you have regular application because of your profession then a little research will go a long way in making the right choice.

The quality of the cement mixer largely depends on the manufacturer and his commitment to excellence. You can research thoroughly online or seek recommendations from friends and family in the business that will be able to guide you perfectly into buying the most ideal cement mixer as per your needs and budget.

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