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jardap


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11/03/2010 15:42

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Does anyone know if you can buy ready mixed sand/cement & gravel or do you have to buy it all separately ?



letty


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Message Posted:
11/03/2010 22:56

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you can buy concrete. is that what u mean.



jock1



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Message Posted:
12/03/2010 06:59

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sand and cement make compo, not concrete.



Groucho



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12/03/2010 07:12

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Jock,



but add in the gravel and concrete one has.



Jardap



I think separate is the choice. Given that the 'sand' is mostly crushed sharp rock I don't think it will come pre-mixed dry.



It's cheap enough. Most Yapi Markets will deliver as part of the cost at no extra.. For gravel, go to Gagari if you live west of Girne and one of the other Nakliyats if you live in the east.



jock1



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12/03/2010 07:16

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and if you want to add strength to the concrete add chips............



andrew4232



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12/03/2010 09:25

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anyway i think there asking can you go a shop buy x kilo of sand and cement throw some water in an use it no p****ing about how much of this and how much of that should i use



Tenakoutou



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12/03/2010 09:54

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You can buy small(ish) bags of ready cement mix in the South at most builders supply merchants, used to cost about 6, although I don't know if Homebase(s) stock it - if not, they should!



jock1



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12/03/2010 11:02

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very debatable Andrew, you would be surprised by the amount of peole that dont know how to mix up a batch of compo, or make there own concrete.

So every little tip helps.



keithcaley



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12/03/2010 12:01

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If you only want a very small amount, you can buy bags of premix, all ready - you just add water to the bag and 'squish it about' for a while.

I got some from a Yapı market near town, it's on a corner, on the right hand side, heading from Girne to Lapta, not far from a shop that has a satellite dish in front - Vestel?

It was fairly expensive for what it was, but a lot cheaper than buying a bag of sand and a bag of cement, and certainly a lot more convenient.



jardap


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12/03/2010 18:19

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Thank for the advice,i was going to put in a concrete ramp, to make it easier to get the car on the drive.

Just come home and they have dug the road up,laying new water pipes i think,so will now have to wait and see if and when they resurface the road,not that it was much of one in the first place



trooper


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14/03/2010 13:07

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No problem. The small yapi market close to the pharmacy in Lapta village sells bags of sand/cement ready to use. On same side of road as pharmacy in small parade of shops. Also TAYIF aka Marshalls do the same.



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