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Whether its a wheelbarrow or a 5 gallon bucket, is it okay to use a liner?

For example, put liner in container, mix concrete, pour concrete, pull out liner, dispose liner, squeaky clean wheelbarrow/bucket remains. If it is okay, what should I use as a liner?

  • I don't see why there would be a problem if you wash the wheelbarrow right after mixing concrete – cutrightjm Jun 22 '15 at 5:47
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    In fact contractors have been washing their wheelbarrows out for generations. – Michael Karas Jun 22 '15 at 9:37
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What kind of liner do you propose to use? Seems to me that any liner that I can think of would rip easily with the rigor of mixing the concrete.

I have used one of those heavy duty wheelbarrows that has a plastic tub on it for mixing concrete. It was surprisingly easy to wash out as compared to a metal wheel barrow.

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    Indeed, I can't imagine the liner staying in place and not getting mixed in with the cement. – wallyk Jun 22 '15 at 5:57
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Spray container with a quick shot of wd40 works like a charm and my fathers been doing it for 30+ years he also sprays his trowels.

  • I'm assuming this wouldn't cause any side effects? – ton.yeung Jun 22 '15 at 14:17
  • I do something similar except I spray the wd on a towel and wipe it down to avoid puddling and the wd getting into the mixture. Shouldn't matter though. – James Jun 26 '15 at 19:49

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