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Old 07-21-2003, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have 1,200 lbs of mortar mix.. Ideas?

For all you handymen and women out there:

I have 20 bags of 60lb dry mortar mix lying around (OK, stacked up in a pyramid).

Any one have any ideas what I should do with it?

Open to any outdoor application suggestions.

Thanks!
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make some cool furniture or a sculpture.
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2003, 11:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2003, 07:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2003, 07:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I was actually thinking of some sort of structure. But, a statue of a naked woman always intrigued me..

Too bad I suck as an artist.

Any other helpful ideas?

E-Bay would be funny though.
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Old 07-22-2003, 06:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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half a ton of mortar mix.
There are so many things you could do with that in the line of revenge...forget construction...destruction is so much more fun!

fill in someone's swimming pool

re-pave their driveway (with the car parked in it) making sure to neatly mound it up around their tires

just scatter it around in someone's lawn and wait for it to rain

close off their door/windows

encapsulate their [ car | bicycle | mailbox | pet | young sibling ]

stack the bags up in the back of someone's pickup truck...especially good if they have a tonneau cover. They'll wonder why they have to tromp so hard on the gas...

stack the bags in the doorway of a store so the door can't be opened (house doors open inwards but business doors must open outwards (fire codes))
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Old 07-23-2003, 05:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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half a ton of mortar mix.
There are so many things you could do with that in the line of revenge...forget construction...destruction is so much more fun!
You might have posted with sarcasm... but you have provided me with an alternative to a problem.

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Old 07-23-2003, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 07-23-2003, 11:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2003, 02:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I am going to start making concrete tables and such. Mold it, and put some cool legs on the side, it'll be rockin. Or for a better touch, get it polished. But the equipment for that is $$$ I am thinking of getting mine done at a tomb stone carver.
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Old 07-25-2003, 05:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Open up a birdbath business.

Call a local mason and offer them up the bags for $.25 on the dollar (they pick them up.)
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Old 07-26-2003, 10:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I used 1/3 of the mortar and mixed it with cement and gravel and put up a wall on a hillside. After that cures and concrete pad will go behind it.

Pretty much making a small two person patio to kick back on.

I like the concrete table idea... more likely I will make a bench..

Thanks for the tips
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Old 07-28-2003, 05:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Damn, you already used it... there goes my idea for the "Space penis". A monument capable of being seen from outer-space... a testiment for all of man-kind...
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Old 07-29-2003, 08:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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-Go to a lake or other place where you can find a bunch of large, cool looking rocks.

-Take a truck-load of rocks home with you.

-Build wall with rocks.


Actually did this with my dad when I was a kid. It's easy, looks better than cinder-block, and will improve the property value of the place by a couple grand.
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:08 PM   #17 (permalink)
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cinder blocks are good to put up the "guts" of the wall. always "veneer" it with something nice... stones, stucco...

I still have 2/3 of the mortar left, I think I can build a concrete bench that can be seen from the international space station.
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Old 07-30-2003, 06:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Empty the bags into a sandbox.Let the kids play with a hose in it .Have some nice statues to put in the garden.
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Old 08-02-2003, 03:41 AM   #19 (permalink)
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i like the fill swimming pool idea
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Old 08-02-2003, 08:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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try to make money on it. Home Depot or Menards will take ANYTHING back for ANY reason. You could at least get store credit for it and buy something useful with the cash. if it's the regular mortar mix you'd get around $100 in store credit.
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:22 AM   #21 (permalink)
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only time I've ever used a significant amount (don't think it was that much though!) is building a brick retaining/decorative wall at a house I used to own. Was my first bricklaying attempt and it was relatively easy as long as you keep it simple.
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Old 09-13-2003, 04:24 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I second the sculpture idea..

Preferably nude!
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Old 09-13-2003, 07:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Haha, I'd definetly try to build something sweet out of it, like a stone wall (wouldn't cost you anything), or a new structure for storage (find some old building and steal cinderblocks )
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Old 09-14-2003, 12:58 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Concrete shoes...thats all I have to say.
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