You can buy concrete form oil at any concrete supply house. The stuff
I've used before smells like diesel. I've known contractors who just
buy diesel at the gas station for their form oil. You can also use
vegetable oil or mineral oil if you want to do it green. For small
forms under 12" high, I usually don't bother with anything. I've never
had a problem removing the forms. On anything larger, I'd use some type
of oil to make it easier to get the forms off.
On 12/7/2010 6:25 PM, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> Howdy, TowerTalkians --
> I can't ever remember seeing this topic before - which is pretty rare
> after the last 15+ years of TT.
> I'm pouring a large tower base. What is an easy and cheap way to keep
> the wooden forms (2x12's) from sticking to the concrete? I've used motor
> oil a couple of times and couldn't tell if it did any good. I've used nothing
> and the forms just peeled off so I'm not sure what to do. Any plausible
> info appreciated.
> Steve K7LXC
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