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Concrete Disposal (weight?)

Discussion in 'Building' started by Moosh, 11 Jul 2019.

  1. Moosh

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    I’m just in process of breaking up a concrete garden path, it’s approx. 1m wide, 11m in length and varies between 2 and 3 inches thick. Just contemplating best way to dispose of rubble, can anyone estimate weight so I can decide whether a small skip or grab bags would do the job - I’m guessing a couple of ton?


    Some of it I’m planning on breaking up and whacking down for a sub-base for replacement path but I will be digging out a bit more soil (some of which I can lose elsewhere).

    Ta.
     
  2. ^woody^

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    Midi skip.
     
  3. rsgaz

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    Love the mixed units!! :LOL::p Anyway...

    100*1100*6.35=698500 cm³ = 0.6985 m³

    Density of concrete, 2400 * 0.6985 = 1.676 ton
     
  4. Moosh

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    Of course I meant "between 50 and 75mm" showing me age! :whistle:

    Thanks for replies, might take a look at the possibility of a couple of grab bags as far cheaper than a skip probably depend on how much soil I can lose.

    Cheers.
     
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    Try your local Freecycle or Gumtree/ebay - you might be lucky and get it removed for free as hardcore. Little skip about £100 round our way.
     
  6. ^woody^

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    WTF?

    Who the hell comes around and collects your old concrete for free? Get me their number.
     
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    Depends on your area, but I found out my local firm will do a Grab Truck pickup for the same price as an 8yd skip and it takes a HELL of a lot more, 2 - 3x the amount easily. So, might be worth looking at the costs and the risk/reward of not getting into a smaller skip - if it's an extra £20, then it's easier to chuck it all on your drive and know the grab wagon will get it.
     
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    I'm sure I remember a guy with his truck coming round and calling out "Ragboneconcreet ":unsure: Or am I thinking of Marty Feldman's " oyeohfroid " sketch ? back in the 60's.
     
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    Surely that's only if the concrete had reinforcement in it? I don't recall getting any goldfish for lumps of concrete. :cautious:
     
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    Plenty of folks would take rubble round here, cheap infill, more so if there's loading and the distance isn't too far
     
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    Are you near Fareham? Can dump it for free..?
     
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    It's DIY recycling - if you're lucky. Otherwise I take my old bricks/concrete etc to my local aggregate supplier, pay £10 a ton to tip it on the pile at the back of the crusher then drive round the front and buy it back for £20 a ton when it comes out as MOT.
     
  13. EddieM

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    Sure, put it in the 8 yard skip along with the 8'x4'x12mm sheets... lorry may use a few more litres of fuel, but that depends on the mileage, and of course the MPG of the lorry, no wonder were all confused!
     
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