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Newbie - What am I doing wrong?

Posted by catalinagrey MN 3/4 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 26, 09 at 22:55

I just made my first rhubarb leaf stepping stones.
What am I doing wrong?

The first one I made is the white one in the upper right corner. The big one on the left is the last one I made. I'm using quikrete 5000.

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The first and last one were very wet and pourable when I mixed them up. The middle two were more like thick cookie batter.
But they all seem to be crumbly?

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RE: Newbie - What am I doing wrong?

Did you use the 5000 with water and nothing else? Why 5000? Did you work in too cold of an area, like outside or an unheated building?
Too wet of a mix can give you crumbly and lots of air bubbles. Weather too cold? I know that 5000 is for working in cold temps but if a frost or freeze get this before it cures it can crumble.
It's hard to tell from the pictures but these look a little thin to be stepping stones. You have to watch out when using rhubarb leaves or any thick leaf. The veins can be very large and lead to cracking of your stepping stone if the stones aren't thick enough. Billie


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