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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 01:58 PM
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Table salt is less than a buck. Pour the whole bloody thing in there. As for the size of a garbage can, the metal ones are available in a smaller size also. Plus just fill it up to cover the wood.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 03:42 PM
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Yeah, you can get a box for kosher salt for $1. I'd say 2 table spoons per gallon would be fine. The salt will also keep your container from being a mosquito breeding ground if you keep this outside.

you can get a big plastic tub container at walmart. You can use it to store junk after you're done. Also pour the water down the drain and not on your lawn when you're done.. You'll kill plants this way. You've heard of 'salting the earth'.

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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 12:24 AM
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Dump a few pots of boiling water on it, blast it with the hose and call it day. I've dealt with tons of massive pieces of driftwood and done the same and never had issues.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 12:26 AM
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If you don't have a suitable container, you could just dig a hole (I'm assuming you have a yard with room...), line with a tarp, and fill that with water. Not exactly elegant, but you could make it to a pretty specific size/shape. Won't really help you with boiling though...

Once it's waterlogged, as long as it stays submerged, it should remain waterlogged. All waterlogging is is that the water penetrates all the voids and pores of the wood, and saturates the piece, so it's no longer full of tiny little air pockets.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 08:24 PM
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Hey i use baby bottle sterilizer on bit of wood i find in the water saves boiling it and also really cheap
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