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Forum topic by Kay Preston posted 03-10-2015 02:49 AM 870 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kay Preston

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03-10-2015 02:49 AM

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Hi all…
I would like to preserve pine logs.
.150 mm diameter. x 2.600 m lengths.
I’ll be using them in clay soil for fencing. They’ll be dug in
.600 mm. We have a wet winter season.
I was told to soak the debarked log ends in used motor oil mixed with diesel and creosote. And to paint the logs the full outside.
Any feedback about this recipe and technique if it works will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

-- One day.....oh boy!!! One day..... I'll be half as good ..


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#1 posted 03-10-2015 02:56 AM

should work fine knot

piers and pilings
bridges
railroad sleepers
were all soaked in creosote
and most still standing
the diesel and oil will help to soak deeper into the wood
as far as i know
the paint helps to keep bugs from chomping in there too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 09:08 AM

Thank you.
Do I need to grease the top cap at all?
or would that be enough.
I’m sure it might be..
never done this before….so I’m a bit concerned that’s all.

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 02:04 AM

the better the ends are sealed
the less moisture gets into them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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