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I want to dissolve wood post ends that are in concrete. Is there a product that can do this? I've tried drilling and prying and it just doesn't work.


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Possibly helpful: (lye and sulfuric acid are mentioned, and other wood solvents that you could find at a garden or hardware store. Of course, note safety cautions when using.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/repair/msg0109555922983.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061123180729AAFpcbq

Anthony Brach Ph.D.


I'm not sure you would call it "dissolving", but there are formulations available in garden stores and hardware stores used to remove stumps and major roots when a tree is chopped down. It's a slow process and you may have to apply the treatment more than once. WARNING: Be careful with these products they contain some pretty strong chemicals.

Vince Calder



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