# Question: How Much Concrete To Fill A Sonotube?

## How many bags of concrete does it take to fill a sonotube?

16 cubic feet / 0.6 cubic feet / per bag = 27 (80#) bags of concrete mix.

## How deep should Sonotubes be?

Brace securely at top, middle and bottom of tube. There is no pour rate restriction below the joint, but you CANNOT pour a full liquid head up to 20 feet when using a “Joined” Finish Free Tube if the joint is below the 20 foot level.

## How do you calculate concrete for a round hole?

The formula for the volume of a round hole is pi r2 x depth. Or 3.14 x radius x radius x depth. The radius is half the width of the hole.

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a 4×4 post?

Mix two 50lb bags of concrete with water in a mixing tub or 5-gallon bucket. Add concrete into the hole and around the 4” x 4”. Depending on your climate, let concrete set up for 24 – 48 hours.

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## How many 80lb bags of concrete makes a yard?

If you’re using 80lb bags of concrete, you’ll need 45 bags to make a yard.

## Do you need rebar in sonotube?

To support a beam for a residential deck, does a Sonotube pier need any rebar? A. We usually recommend that a minimum of two pieces of #4 rebar be placed vertically in an 8-inch-diameter concrete pier supporting a structure. A larger-diameter pier should have four or more pieces of vertical rebar.

## Do you leave sonotube in ground?

No, it’s not a problem to leave the Sonotube and its plastic “Square Foot” (like these) in the ground forever.

## How many 60 pound bags of concrete make a yard?

60 pound bag yields.017 cubic yards.

## Should deck posts be set in concrete?

There are several ways to set deck posts; we recommend attaching the posts to concrete footers above the ground. This helps to prevent wooden posts from rotting. Set footers a minimum of 6” below the frost line for your area to prevent movement during freezing temperatures.

## How many posts do I need for a 12×16 deck?

A standard deck will need four footings parallel to the house, but they will need to be temporarily braced by 6 inch-by-6 inch posts.

## How deep should concrete piers be?

By code, the bottom of a footing must be at least 12 inches deep and below the local frostline—whichever is deeper—and bear on stable, undisturbed soil that is free of organic matter. And the code requires a minimum compressive strength of 2,500 psi for the concrete.

## How many bags of concrete do I need for a 10×20 slab?

A 60-pound bag yields. 017 cubic yards, and an 80-pound bag yields. 022 cubic yards. For a 10 x 10 slab, you would need 77 60-pound bags or 60 80-pound bags.

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## How much concrete do I need for a post hole?

Most fence post holes will need between 1 – 4 bags of concrete to securely hold the post in place. The best way to determine the size of the hole is: Diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the fence post. Depth of the hole is one-third to half the above ground height of the fence post.

## How many 20kg bags of premixed concrete do you need?

For jobs where a stronger rated concrete is needed, youmay consider our High Strength Concrete Mix for your concreting purposes. Yield: One 20kg bag will cover an area of 1.1m2 to a depth of approximately 10mm. Or 108 x 20kg bags equates to one cubic metre of mixed concrete.