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Quikrete

Model 100450

Internet #100318521

Store SKU #842303

50 lb. Fast-Setting Concrete Mix

$4.90 /each
  • Sets in 20-40 minutes
  • Sets post without mixing
  • Pouring slabs when rapid set time is required

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Quikrete 50 lb. Fast-Setting Concrete Mix is a special blend of fast-setting cements, sand and gravel. Designed to set hard in 20-40 minutes. Sets posts without mixing.

  • Used to set mailbox posts, fence posts and lamp posts without mixing
  • Pour dry mix into hole and soak with water
  • Also use for building steps, sidewalks and slabs where rapid set time is required
  • Exceeds the requirements of ASTM C387
  • 4,000 psi in 28 days
  • Each 50 lb. bag will yield approximately 0.375 cu. ft. of mixed concrete
  • Learn more about concrete and cement here in our Buying Guide
  • Note: Product may vary by store



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can i use quikcrete to set a horseshoe stake in a five gallon bucket?

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Yes, easily. And since 5 gallons is 90 lb of concrete, you only need 1 90 lb bag.
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Yes.
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April 1, 2014
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Yes, QUIKRETE Fast Setting Concrete Mix may be used to set a horseshoe stake in a five gallon bucket. This product is often used to set fence posts, and it is typically recommended to set 1/3 of the total length of the post in the ground. If this is being used to set a horseshoe stake to establish a horseshoe pit, you may consider digging a hole into which you insert an appropriately cut portion of a Read More
Yes, QUIKRETE Fast Setting Concrete Mix may be used to set a horseshoe stake in a five gallon bucket. This product is often used to set fence posts, and it is typically recommended to set 1/3 of the total length of the post in the ground. If this is being used to set a horseshoe stake to establish a horseshoe pit, you may consider digging a hole into which you insert an appropriately cut portion of a QUIK-TUBE, with the top being at ground level, which can serve as a form for pouring the QUIKRETE Fast Setting Concrete Mix. Read Less
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Yes, but the bucket will crack and not last as long as the concrete and stake. Lifting the bucket with its handle after the concrete is hard may be a bit heavier than you think. So if you want it to be portable or something, you will eventually just have to grab it by the stake or the concrete to move it around.
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I don't know why not. Considering the volume of a five gallon bucket, you would probably need 2 bags of quickcrete. You might want to also drill some holes in the stake and put something like a rod or bolt through to keep the pole from coming out of the concrete.
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Do you need to add Rock?

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Do you need to add rock and all purpose sand to quickrete when filling a fence post hole.

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Not necessarily but it is advised for strength
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August 5, 2014
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I added an couble inches of gravel then put my posts in, poured the fast setting Quickcrete, added the water and they were rock solid in under 5 minutes.
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Quickrete concrete has sand and gravel included, to mix your own use 1 Portland cement to 2 sand to 3 gravel.
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no, you can use the product just as is.
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July 14, 2014
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This product is designed for fence posts and other fast setting applications. Only add water; add according to the instructions. Do not add any additional material to this product.
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Will fast-setting concrete bond to dry concrete?

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I am leveling an 8' x 8' slab for a hot tub.
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yes, the best to use a fortifier instead of water.
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No. You usually have to clean, moisten, use bonding agent, rebar etc. check national and your cities building codes to see what is required for your project.
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February 3, 2014
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It is advisable apply the QUIKRETE Fast Setting Concrete Mix over a “painted on” application of QUIKRETE Concrete Bonding Adhesive #9902, after ensuring that the existing concrete pad is NOT painted or sealed, IS structurally sound and HAS BEEN pressure washed. As is standard with concretes, the minimum recommended thickness is 2 inches. For an application 1-2 inches thick, you can use QUIKRETE Sand Read More
It is advisable apply the QUIKRETE Fast Setting Concrete Mix over a “painted on” application of QUIKRETE Concrete Bonding Adhesive #9902, after ensuring that the existing concrete pad is NOT painted or sealed, IS structurally sound and HAS BEEN pressure washed. As is standard with concretes, the minimum recommended thickness is 2 inches. For an application 1-2 inches thick, you can use QUIKRETE Sand Topping Mix #1103 over a “painted on” application of QUIKRETE Concrete Bonding Adhesive. For a thickness of 1/2-1 inch, you can use QUIKRETE Sand Topping Mix blended with QUIKRETE Concrete Acrylic Fortifier #8610 replacing a portion of the mixing water. Do not utilize the Concrete Bonding Adhesive in the same job application as the Concrete Acrylic Fortifier. Read Less
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No, not without help. You will need to look for a bottle of concrete bonding adhesive or bonding agent. I've done this before, but the recommendation is to use a thinner setting concrete. Read the labels and find the concretes that say they are for thin, tapered slabs, like down to 1/4 inch. Those will have almost no aggregate and they are expensive in large quantities. Might want to hire someone.
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No, Better to use a concrete floor leveler similar to the picture attached.
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Can it be used in cold weather?

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The temperature drops to around or a bit below freezing at night, but is above freezing during the day. I want to put in some fence posts.
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I have used this produce in the same type of weather to make support blocks 16x24x8 above ground--But I protected it from freezing overnight with the use of insulation blankets. No harm seemed to be done to the blocks--but you are taking a chance.--If it freezes before it cures and the moisture is out it will crack.
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YES, definitely YES! This type of concrete has accelerators and it will do well because of the self-heating aspect of it. Do not dilute it in cold weather with regular concrete. Use it just as the instructions on the bag say. Don't get it too wet. You could substitute hot water for cold water and it will help a little.
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Yes, it is good in any weather. It might take 10 min longer to harden but should not be an issue.except in freezing or more than 100 degrees.
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Yes. I, actually, set my posts during the same weather conditions. Just keep in mind that it took a couple of days to completely set.
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Yes - However, in cold weather, which, for the purposes of concreting, may be considered to be weather that is below 50 dF, or near freezing 32 dF at night, it is important to take certain precautions: 1) Mix the concrete with water before placing the material in the hole, 2) store the bagged concrete in a warm temperature before use, and use warm water to mix, 3) protect the concrete from freezing for Read More
Yes - However, in cold weather, which, for the purposes of concreting, may be considered to be weather that is below 50 dF, or near freezing 32 dF at night, it is important to take certain precautions: 1) Mix the concrete with water before placing the material in the hole, 2) store the bagged concrete in a warm temperature before use, and use warm water to mix, 3) protect the concrete from freezing for at least 48 hours for QUIKRETE Fast Setting Concrete Mix using plastic sheeting, insulated blankets, or other means. If these preventive measures cannot be taken, it would be best to wait for warmer weather. In weather above 50 dF, if pouring the QUIKRETE Fast Setting Concrete Mix into the hole dry, place the material in lifts of 2' 6” or less, adding the appropriate amount of water for each lift, to allow water to soak all the way through. Using a shovel to “chop” the material in the hole will help distribute the water. Read Less
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works well I have used this product before and it worked just as well this time. I'm a small woman so the difference between a 50lb bag and 80lb bag makes a difference. Also I don't have to premix which also takes a lot of physical strength. I do pour it in the hole pour in the right amount of water and use a piece of rebar to make sure the water mixes well with the concrete mix all through. I put up a chain link fence oh maybe 10 years ago. No sign of any cracks all standing well. Doing better than the concrete where the fence builder I paid to put up the privacy fence put in his post holes. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick concrete I did not receive this exact product; however, what I did receive worked very well. It was easy to mix and set very well. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fast setting cement easy to use just poured in hole and added water. Set up in no time August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fast and easy! Works great! Fast and easy. It sets in minutes and completely cures in a day or less depending on your application. Will continue to use this great product on all of my projects August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick Reteing a product that works as described is a no brainier. Great product for small jobs Sets up quick when doing fence post August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Terrible I used 1/2 to 3/4 bag on every post and they still aren't sturdy. June 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Works well, but may not get all you pay for Recently bought 5 bags of this from the El Cajon store. Used it the next day and found that four of the five bags had portions of the cement that was already rock solid and not usable. This store has the cement outside and I don't know if this is why this happened. The portions I was able to use worked as advertised. I will either get it from another store where it is stored inside, and make sure is it all loose, or pick another product. November 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Turned my weekend project into a one day project.......awsome Used this to set in 4x4 pressure treated wood that were to be used as fence posts. I love the stuff. Now I dont put up a lot of fences, nor do I use a lot of concrete, but this stuff was easy to use and worked very well for my application. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because 2 out of the four bags has some concrete in them that was unusable. Like it had gotten wet and some of the concrete in the bag was solidified already. Other than that. The stuff dries fairly fast and holds strong. Made a weekend project into a one day project which is great in my book. Steak in the 4x4 so that they remain straight. Pour dry mix into the whole then pour in enough water to penetrate all of the concrete and wallah move on. Its great. No need for premixing unless that is just what you want to do. May 18, 2016
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