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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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how long for manzanita to sink?

i got some manzanita few weeks ago. i pressure washed and wire brushed it. ran it through dish washer 3 times. soaked it in bucket for 3 days. smaller pieces sank, large piece didnt. so i boiled it several times and got most of the brown out. soaked it again for 5 days then put it in tank. 1 piece still wont sink after 9 days of soaking .is it usual for pieces to float for week r 2?the piece is only about 12" long and 3" wide so its kinda thick. this is my 1st manzanita wood.
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I had a few large pieces the first time I bought some wood and it took about 3-4 weeks to stay down. I put it in the tank after soaking 2 weeks and held it down with rocks until it stayed down on it's own.
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Try boiling it.

Also, you may just have to temporarily weigh it down with a rock in your tank until it stays down. Assuming you dont want to drill it.
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i tied my wood to rocks and left it in a cooler for 2 weeks. When I first bought it I boiled it then tied it to a rock and soaked it in a cooler.

maybe its the heat in here, maybe its the pressure
you ought to head for the exits, the sooner the better
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