Will a mortar mixer mix concrete?
Whereas mortar contains just cement and sand, concrete contains both those ingredients plus small rocks and gravel. A concrete mixer, therefore, is rated to mix and withstand this rougher, heavier and rock-filled mixture. Mortar will be no problem for the concrete mixer to handle.
What are cement substitutes in concrete mix?
Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA),aka ‘Fly ash’ as a cement substitute. PFA is a by-product of coal-burning power stations.
How does the concrete mixer work?
How it works. A concrete mixer has a large revolving drum that rotates constantly at an even speed. All of the materials used to make concrete are placed in the drum, along with water. As the drum rotates, the materials inside become mixed together.
Can you use a concrete mixer for mortar?
Mortar can, in fact, be easily and safely used in a concrete mixer. However, if you have the ability to use a mortar-specific mixer, it is still a good idea to do so. Because these mixing machines can be large and expensive, it is unrealistic to assume that the common do-it-yourself would have access to all types.