Plans And Instructions Build 2 Different Cement Mixers Large And Small Sizes
You can build a cement mixer for doing concrete jobs around your home and garden. You can make concrete bird baths,sundial,garden bench,plant pots,flagstones,fence posts,garden pool, garden ornaments and garden accessories much more easily if you have a good concrete mixer to do the hard work for you.
If you do only the occasional small concrete job, such as installing fence post footings or making a compost box or a barbecue, you can usually mix enough concrete for the job by hand. It is however much easier to do this with a cement mixer, and if you do anything bigger than the smallest type of jobs a concrete mixer is a great asset which gives you excellent and evenly mixed concrete in a shorter time.
A simple small mixer will give you 5 gallons of concrete at a time and is easy to build, or a larger model which mixes 15 gallons of concrete per fill can be made. We have two different plans for these sizes of cement mixers.
The first plan for small mixer makes concrete by the 5 gallon bucket, by using a 5 gallon paint drum for a container. This is a very simple mixer to build using a used washing machine electric motor of 1/3 or 1/4 horse power which drives it. This machine will produce enough concrete for most jobs around your home and yard very easily.
The second plan shown is for building a bigger mixer which has a 15 gallon steel drum container and will make enough concrete to keep you working when you are building a larger project like a garage floor or a driveway.This mixer takes a bit more work in building it but is still a fairly easy project. If you are making concrete garden ornaments, concrete bird baths, sun dial, plant pots, garden seat, flagstones, fence posts or a garden pool the small mixer will take care of your concrete needs. however if you are making any of these things in quantity as a business the larger cement mixer would be more appropriate. Take a look at the concrete mixers them here on eBay: http://goo.gl/ifm2E or at our blog http://builddoityourselfprojects.blogspot.ca