Caution - there's a safety issue here.
Used motor oil shouldn't go ANYWHERE except into specific recycling tanks.
You can find one at most auto parts stores and at the motor pool garages of
your local government.
The problem is that pollutants from engines (particularly MTBE from fuel)
are collected in oil. It if makes it out of the engine on to the ground, one
drop can pollute over 1,000 gallons of ground water so that humans can't
Dispose of your used oil properly!
On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:33 PM, Ro Grrr <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> OK, How about pouring used motor oil onto the steel where it comes out of
> either the concrete or out of the dirt ?
> I've never seen steel rust/corrode/galvanize if it's coated with oil.
> And you can also consider BOILED LINSEED OIL.
> After all, BOILED LINSEED OIL is THE main ingredient in ZIEBART !
> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:13:50 -0400
> From: "Tony Brock-Fisher" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Protecting Buried Guy Anchors
> To: "Towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Message-ID: <778DE90C7B824B53B7E3FDAB5CC0BC8D@Phineas>
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> >Would it be a good idea to protect against this by applying lime at
> regular intervals around the guy anchor to increase the
> soil ph?
> Absolutely not. Increasing the pH could make the problem worse. The issue
> is that while there is sufficient galvanizing applied to tower components to
> protect them in air, this amount of zinc can be uickly used up when buried
> I would direct you to review an article in the current issue of QST, "Is
> Your Tower Still Safe", by yours truly. It will explain the problem; how to
> do an inspection, and what to do to control corrosion fter the zinc is gone.
> Tony, K1KP
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