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Forum topic by Fresch posted 05-10-2018 11:24 AM 661 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fresch

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05-10-2018 11:24 AM

I used blo on my pt deck, I get up to my camp yesterday to open it and first find a large pine tree had fallen over the winter, great didn’t bring chainsaws with me, get into property to find fur and bones on the deck; then I get the sweet sweet smell of skunk. I went and got a shovel and cornbroom cleaned up the carcass left overs, now you an tell where the fluids drained onto the deck. Any ideas how to remove the stink and stain, thinking of water and bleach? What’s bleach do to blo? Turps? Min.spir? Heading back up Friday to saw the pine tree and ? clean the deck.
Thanks


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#1 posted 05-10-2018 11:42 AM

try tomato juice first – then wait 12 months and reapply BLO.

or – Read this Article

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-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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#2 posted 05-10-2018 04:24 PM

Thanks, I’ll try dish soap. Tomato kind of works on dogs, been there. I’ll get back after trying it out.

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#3 posted 05-10-2018 04:48 PM

I saw this at Lowe’s just a little bit ago. . . . .

LOL my little brother got sprayed bad when he was about 12 years old.
our poor mother, Bless her heart, tried the tomato juice, vinegar, kerosene, turpentine,
and lots of Tide clothes soap in a #3 wash tub. (you guys ever take a bath in No. 3 ??)
[yes, back in the days of Yore, kerosene and turpentine was a known “cure-all”]

as for the stains – oxalic acid, TSP, or bleach comes to mind.
but since you said it was pressure treated wood, most everything may not play well with BLO and P/T.
Good Luck !!

oh – you probably have stinky junk under the boards as well, if the body juices leaked badly.

-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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#4 posted 05-10-2018 05:00 PM

Can’t get back to it in the winter due to snow without a snowmobile or a lot of personal effort, could have been killed on the snow then drained through deck about a 4’ circle of stained area, with two major blacked spots about 12” round. Just happens the spot is right where the best shade is. Plus I put the glider, other seating, and the door to camp entry. Grill goes down wind about 20’.

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#5 posted 05-10-2018 05:06 PM

Wouldn’t it be easier and surer to just replace the boards? You might spend just as much in various cleaning solutions.

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#6 posted 05-10-2018 05:59 PM

My Black Lab got popped by a skunk last hunting season and the vet had me use tomato juice, Dawn dish detergent, and the cheap hydrogen peroxide, mix. It did help but nothing will be 100% on skunk. I just don’t know what this mix would do to your wood.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 05-10-2018 06:35 PM

Deck boards are 2×6, just going with soap and scrubbing it is outside so will go away, Sometime.

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#8 posted 05-10-2018 07:33 PM

John Smith,

When I was a kid (I’m 71 now), my grandparents had no running water in the house….I used the out door crapper a lot of times….They had a well, and she would dip buckets of water out of the well, heat the water, and I bathed in a #3 washtub a bunch…Not too bad when you’re a kid….but did you ever try it when you got grown…? I couldn’t get drawed up in a knot small enough…so you stand up and let the water run down hill…..!!! Never felt really clean, cause you kept using the same wash tub water over and over…..!!!

-- " At my age, happy hour is a 2 hour nap".....!!

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#9 posted 05-10-2018 08:57 PM

LOL Rick – I am 70. we had indoor plumbing but no tub or shower
in our small upstairs 3 room apartment. the water was heated on the stove.
the bathroom was downstairs. if these Millennials had to live through HALF
of the life we had back in the day, they would shoot themselves.
if anyone can remember the No. 3, you know what we are talking about.

-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --

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#10 posted 05-10-2018 09:59 PM



LOL Rick – I am 70. we had indoor plumbing but no tub or shower
in our small upstairs 3 room apartment. the water was heated on the stove.
the bathroom was downstairs. if these Millennials had to live through HALF
of the life we had back in the day, they would shoot themselves.
if anyone can remember the No. 3, you know what we are talking about.

- John Smith

10 yrs. behind you old farts, but I did start mowing the lawn with a powered reel lawn mower, talk about safety, I couldn’t start it but was big enough to hold on and mostly steady it into halfazzed rows as it pulled me around. For the young safety set, this mower had no guards, one speed, had to let go with one hand reach down (across more for me) to turn it off, and the blades were open out front; good times. I have bathed at camp in the old galv. washtub as a small child.

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#11 posted 05-10-2018 10:24 PM

LOL, i grew up on a horse ranch in se arizona, and of course we had the necessities at the ranch house, but we ranched over 63 sections (640 acres a section), and at round up, you either hit a stock tank, which was a absolute mud hole, a holding tank, which had stuff growing in it, or you dared to hook up a hose to a windmill pump and hope for the best.
took a tub bath in a horse trough once, but think i came away with more horse druel on me than, clean.
sure do miss those days of under the stars and good eating. i’m approaching 70 turns around the sun come june
Rj in az

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