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Old May 18, 2016   #31
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It really is amazing how many things mineral oil is used for. One example is how to get a bug out of your ear. http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/...s/art-20056709

Or in a Lava Lamp - http://www.isciencetimes.com/article...ake-groovy.htm

And that's besides the health uses, and others that would bore you to sleep http://www.wisebread.com/30-unexpect...or-mineral-oil
I love mineral oil, kerosene/coal oil and lard.
With these items I can do just about anything.
From frying up chicken and fish to use as cutting lubricant.
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I'm using treated 2x4s ripped into 2x2s for most of my trellising and fence posts. I sharpen one end and drive it with a sledge hammer.
Wouldn't you need to treat the exposed area where you ripped the 2x4's?
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That would probably be optimal. But I think I will still get a few years out of it, regardless. Any wood driven into the ground is going to have a limited life span.
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The stuff is pressure treated meaning it is treated through and through.
I normally let it dry out for some time before I stain or paint it as per instructions.

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I've noticed the boards on the top of the pallet at Lowes weigh next to nothing. One board deep, and they weigh several times as much.
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I've noticed the boards on the top of the pallet at Lowes weigh next to nothing. One board deep, and they weigh several times as much.
Pick up a wet sheet of the treated 3/4X4X8 sheet of plywood.
That treated 4X6X8 beam with a 2X8 screwed to it I raised above my head to make the gantry was darn heavy.

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Are you suggesting to use the mineral oil on untreated lumber instead of buying treated lumber? I guess just brush it on? Could it be applied to treated lumber to make it last even longer?

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Are you suggesting to use the mineral oil on untreated lumber instead of buying treated lumber? I guess just brush it on?

Not really as the treated stuff would be better and it dries.
Mineral oil wont but if it completely soaks the wood no water will get in.
But in a pinch it would help preserve it.
I use it on my cutting boards.
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