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I want to put a metal plant hanger in a 5 gallon plastic bucket with quikrete. How much would I need and how to mix and set? I want to put a metal plant hanger in a 5 gallon plastic bucket with quikrete. 

What kind of quikrete do I need & How much do I need and how to mix and add to bucket of in bucket? How fast will it dry. 
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Posted 2020-03-20T12:36:13+0000  by Jay62 Jay62
 
Hello Jay62, and welcome to the Community!

A 5 gallon bucket holds about .45 cubic feet of concrete, which amounts to about one 60 pound bag  of concrete. Some store carry 60 lbs and some carry 80 lbs bags. How do you mix you ask, just follow the directions on the bag. Just go the traditional Quikrete concrete mix, nothing special. 

HAND MIXING INSTRUCTIONS
• Empty concrete bags into a suitable mixing container
• For each 80 lb (36.3 kg) bag of mix, add approximately 6 pt (2.8 L)
of clean water
• Work the mix with a shovel, rake or hoe and add water as needed
until a stiff, moldable consistency is achieved
• Be sure all material is wet
• Do not leave standing puddles
Note - For other bag sizes, use Table 2 to determine water content. 

CURING/DRYING TIME

Curing is one of the most important steps in concrete construction.
Proper curing increases the strength and durability of concrete,
and a poor curing job can ruin an otherwise well-done project. Proper
water content and temperature are essential for good curing. In
near freezing temperatures the hydration process slows considerably.
When weather is too hot, dry or windy, water is lost by evaporation
from the concrete, and hydration stops, resulting in finishing 


~Angelo
Posted 2020-03-20T13:13:05+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
 
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