10 Uses For Wood Ash

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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 4:30 am » by domdabears


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1. De-skunk pets. A handful rubbed on Fido's coat neutralizes the lingering odor.


2. Hide stains on paving. By sprinkling ash directly on the spot.


3. Enrich compost. Before the organic compound get applied to soil, enhance its nutrients by sprinkling in a few ashes. Adding too much, though, ruins the mix.


4. Block garden pests. Spread evenly around garden beds, ash repels slugs and snails.


5. Melt ice. It adds traction and de-ices without hurting soil or concrete underneath.


6. Control pond algae. One tablespoon per 1,000 gallons adds enough potassiumm to strengthen other aquatic plants that compete with algae, slowing its growth.


7. Pump up tomatoes. For the calcium-loving plants, place 1/4 cup right in the hole when planting.


8. Clean glass fireplace doors. A damp sponge dipped in the dust scrubs away sooty residue.


9. Make soap. Soaking ashes in water makes lye, which can be mixed with animal fat and then boiled to produce soap. Salt makes it harden as it cools.


10. Shine silver. A paste of ash and water makes a dandy nontoxic metal polisher.

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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 4:47 am » by Evildweeb


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Nice find Dom :flop:

Some good tips I didn't know.



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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 5:25 am » by domdabears


Evildweeb wrote:.


Nice find Dom :flop:

Some good tips I didn't know.



:cheers:





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Yes, nice find.

It's my article from my site. :lol:

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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 5:31 am » by Hurtswhenipee


Wood Ash......Okay

I will try #2 (Not sure how it will work on asphalt)
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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 6:02 am » by Evildweeb


Dom Da Bears wrote:Yes, nice find.

It's my article from my site. :lol:

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Well crapola Dom, didn't know you had a site.

Thanks will check it out bud. :flop:




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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 8:10 am » by TheDuck


Good stuff man, will remember a couple o' them.
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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 8:30 am » by Iwanci


Hmmm .. are you sure that's wood ash Dom?

What can you do with pot ash?

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hang on, before you all start producing pot ash, not what you are thinking....

What is potash?
Potash is the common term for fertiliser forms of the element potassium (K). The name derives from the collection of wood ash in metal pots when the beneficial fertiliser properties of this material were first recognised many centuries ago.

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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 10:48 am » by Cwmman


Good tips,
I was just going to make a fire to get me some ash because

1 ash is now good
2 fire`s can be fun
3 it helps to clear the garden

then i read Boatmans post`This is alarming` and started thinking about globle warming.

..... im gonna get me some ash :hell:
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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 1:22 pm » by Cia212


11. Extract the potassium by percolating isopropanol through it and processing it as a homebrew propellant for bullets. Improvised Munitions Black Book vol I.

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PostFri Sep 28, 2012 3:42 pm » by domdabears


Iwanci wrote:Hmmm .. are you sure that's wood ash Dom?

What can you do with pot ash?

:mrgreen:

hang on, before you all start producing pot ash, not what you are thinking....

What is potash?
Potash is the common term for fertiliser forms of the element potassium (K). The name derives from the collection of wood ash in metal pots when the beneficial fertiliser properties of this material were first recognised many centuries ago.

:mrgreen:

Ash from a wood stove, fire place, or camp fire. :mrgreen:
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