Weather Proofing Old Pallets...is it worth it?

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« on: January 28, 2007, 20:11 »
I've been building raised beds and shuttering out of old pallets...so far I've been 'weatherproofing' them with Wike's cheapo wood preserver....I had some left over, otherwise I would probably be using creosote.

Anyway, my question is...is it worth it? It took me hours today to paint a pallet fence (for chucking non-compostable stuff behind)...will it really extend the life of the wood or am I better off just letting it weather and replacing the whole thing in x(?) years....?

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2007, 20:24 »
ok you are right in preserving it matey . since the assbeuracratsoles decided after 150 yrs or more that cresote was toxic they come up with dodo to use . me i say rolex i use old engine oil and white spirit ina barrel .mix 3 gallon of old oil with a gallon of white spirit n shake it well , then use as creosote . lasts for blooming years . let it dry afore you put anything on it ...... if you lok at old engine rooms in boats the wood used for the engine bed  still new inside the oil stains it but i wil say you saw it and its as new ..  remember not to treat the insides of chuck houses with any fence treatments ,,, even if it says they are animal friendly
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2007, 20:24 »
if the timber touches the soil then your looking at 2-3 years max dont matter what you treat it with.unless you get tanalised timber (timber decking, proper edging boards and stuff like that)then you might get 5 years but you dont get that for nowt.you could try and stand the boards up in a bucket of preserver for a day or 2 then turn it around and do the other ends,this way the timber soaks it up through the grain.
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2007, 20:27 »
put a small fire under a tub of preserver ie oil and it gets deeper into the wood  :wink:

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007, 20:31 »
cuprinol do a clear one its like water but realy good realy soaks in well.
i dont like these water based preservers much unless you give it 3-4 good coats of it

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2007, 20:33 »
you cant beat the smell of creosote a bit like hot tarmac realy

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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2007, 16:21 »
You sound like someone out of Apocalypse Now
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007, 16:10 »
Try and get hold of the plastic barrier used by the road guys, the red and white check board. I built all my raised beds with that plus edged my plot to, then buy some tanalised stakes there not cheap but will be around for a while :wink:  :idea:

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007, 17:12 »
Where can you get that without nicking it and letting some old lady fall down a hole in the road?

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 18:24 »
Got about 50-60 lenghts if you want em lol :lol: .

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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 18:29 »
And there's old ladies all over Derbyshire with their arses sticking out of holes?

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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2007, 18:31 »
so your the one denbo who robs our barriers  :wink:

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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2007, 18:45 »
NO my mate works for a trffick controll company.  :oops:

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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2007, 21:40 »
Quote from: "Axe Victim"
And there's old ladies all over Derbyshire with their arses sticking out of holes?

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Plenty of places to park bikes then  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:



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