Cement bag 25kg @ B&Q Boston for just £1!
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Cement bag 25kg @ B&Q Boston for just £1!

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Found 2nd JanMade hot 2nd Jan
B&Q Boston are selling 25kg bags of cement for just £1 a bag!

Bargain!

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What's the date on them?

B&Q Durham are selling these for £1 too but they are out of date by 2 to 3 month really only good for mixing with sharp sand dry to lay flags on and maybe a small foundation for a shed
Edited by: "buster1990" 2nd Jan

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Great price,concrete wellies ahoy

Boston seems like a fair way to go - particularly as you'll need to check the cement in

Hard deal to beat

If it's out of date forget it. It won't cure.

Original Poster

Date is 14th January 2017 so still usable!!!

Original Poster

jimmyw566

What's the date on them?



14th Jan 17

Great as long as you dont fancy laying bricks with it, probably got small lumps. If still like powder then it will be mint. What I hate is out of date plaster!

sparklehedgehog

14th Jan 17


Ok thanks, might try and find the time tomorrow to make a trip and take the risk if there's a good chance there's still some there?

Original Poster

jimmyw566

Ok thanks, might try and find the time tomorrow to make a trip and take … Ok thanks, might try and find the time tomorrow to make a trip and take the risk if there's a good chance there's still some there?



They brought out a brand new crate as I was leaving so may be plenty

The Date has absolutely no impact on whether the cement will set or not, (i work for the same industry)
If the bags are pliable and haven't gotten wet then use as normal for whatever task you have in mind. Prior to Jan 2003, no cement had a best before date, after this time, all cement manufacturers in Europe were compelled to add an ingredient to reduce chromium 6 levels in cement. It is this ingredient that has the short shelf life. It has no other effect on the properties or setting times / strength of the cement. You may wish to protect you skin whilst using the out of date product as the ingredient will now has less effect on chromium 6, and skin may become more sensitive to cement.
You can read more about it Here

Hot as hell by the way!!!
Edited by: "derrymilk" 2nd Jan

derrymilk

The Date has absolutely no impact on whether the cement will set or not, … The Date has absolutely no impact on whether the cement will set or not, (i work for the same industry)If the bags are pliable and haven't gotten wet then use as normal for whatever task you have in mind. Prior to Jan 2003, no cement had a best before date, after this time, all cement manufacturers in Europe were compelled to add an ingredient to reduce chromium 6 levels in cement. It is this ingredient that has the short shelf life. It has no other effect on the properties or setting times / strength of the cement. You may wish to protect you skin whilst using the out of date product as the ingredient will now has less effect on chromium 6, and skin may become more sensitive to cement.You can read more about it HereHot as hell by the way!!!


Yes spot on. The date is to do with the potential cancerous causing dust although hugely near zero chance. Think its 6ppm when treated but can rise to over 12ppm after use by.

derrymilk

The Date has absolutely no impact on whether the cement will set or not, … The Date has absolutely no impact on whether the cement will set or not, (i work for the same industry)If the bags are pliable and haven't gotten wet then use as normal for whatever task you have in mind. Prior to Jan 2003, no cement had a best before date, after this time, all cement manufacturers in Europe were compelled to add an ingredient to reduce chromium 6 levels in cement. It is this ingredient that has the short shelf life. It has no other effect on the properties or setting times / strength of the cement. You may wish to protect you skin whilst using the out of date product as the ingredient will now has less effect on chromium 6, and skin may become more sensitive to cement.You can read more about it HereHot as hell by the way!!!


Great to see informative posts like these once in a while

Are these bags suitable to go in the freezer since they go out of date soon?

Just about a enough for the wife's mouth.
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