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Ratios (again)?

I understand the 1:2:3 ratio. But if I wanted to mix a fine bodied concrete rather than sifting out aggregate, would I just mix 1 part cement to 2 parts sand or should I increase the sand to make up for the lack of aggregate?

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mikeasaurus (author)2017-07-04

Depends on the application. I'd do a small test batch of 1 cement : 2 sand and see how that works for you. Increase the sand as needed to get the strength and look you desire.