old engine oil

Postby davechidlow » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:46 pm

can old (used) engine oil be used to water-proof outside timber fencing,etc....thanks-Dave
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Postby stoneyboy » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:05 pm

This used to be the classic way to protect fences, assuming you take the appropriate measures to protect yourself from splashes I don't think using engine oil will be any more dangerous than using creosote (which is now a banned substance because it is carcinogenic)
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Postby norfolkboy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:53 am

Hi Dave, as Stoneyboy said, old engine used to be used on fences,
I've used it myself, it's a good way to get rid of the old oil, but keep covered up, it can be messy. Have fun!!.

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