Gun store Shooting Locations It is currently Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:17 am


Rules Brads Guns Rainier Arms McCallen Killer Innovations Fessleman Firearms
WGO Chat Room Rehv Arms Vantage Reloading
Gear Fortis WCA 2A Ind. Pintos WAC
Calendar




Reply to topic  [ 45 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3
 DIY SAFE WEED KILLER - CHEAP 
Author Message
Site Moderator
User avatar
Site Moderator

Location: WA/MT
Joined: Wed Mar 6, 2013
Posts: 11982
JohnMBrowning wrote:
If you want to clean it up easily, pick up one of these...
https://www.harborfreight.com/propane-t ... 91037.html
I picked one up ~15 years ago and while it doesn't get used much, it really makes it easy to clean up all the dead grass/weeds. It will leave the area black until a good rain, but it has the added benefit of roasting all the remaining seeds.... Its good fun at dusk too.
I have just shy of 1/4 acre of gravel with the driveway... everything will brown out in the summer and this just makes for an easy way to do a full clear of the gravel --- weed wack and burn.

On a potentially related note, I kind of got in trouble a few times as a kiddo. My father smoked cigarettes, and I'd ask him if he actually enjoyed smoking them... Because it looked like a habit, not a pleasure.
Who wants to hear shit like that from a 12 year old right?
I learned the trick of removing the bullet from a 22 rimfire cartridge and finding nifty things to do with the powder.
The gunpowder does not look like cigarette ash, but who stares at the ashes in an ashtray to really check them out?

My dad started really examining the ash tray before he'd roll the ash off the tip. In my naive 12-year-old way I thought that I was doing him a favor by livening up his day occasionally.

This just occurred to me as potentially relevant since learning that unburnt gunpowder is good for growing things, and then JohnMBrowning had to mention running a flame over the ground... For the right person I might be tempted to dispose of some old powder outside.

_________________
"I like causing trouble, but only if I'm aware of it. To think I created a problem by accident was disappointing." Traut
"If you wanna be close to the big town you’re gonna have to eat shit sammiches a lot." Dan360
"The greatest challenge that I faced was peeling back the layers of my own bias"
"There are violent crazy murderous people in our society! We need to give up all of our means of self-protection IMMEDIATELY!"


Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: Bonney Lake
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011
Posts: 1637
i've got a 1lb jug of mixed pistol/rifle powder i've been saving just for such occasion :wink05:

_________________
PMB wrote:
It is a logical fallacy to debate who screwed the pooch first- Screwing the pooch is still wrong.
RocketScott wrote:
I think Trump needs to come out with a study showing illegal immigration is a good thing and blow jobs are bad.

It isn’t necessary for us who are trying with the small part of our heart that might be oriented towards the good to allow people that are manipulating us with historical ignorance and philosophical sleight of hand to render us so god damn guilty about what our ancestors may or may not have done so that we allow our shame and our guilt to be used as tools to manipulate us into accepting a future that we do not want to have. ~ Jordan B. Peterson


Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Profile
User avatar

Location: Nisqually Valley
Joined: Wed Oct 5, 2016
Posts: 1838
PMB wrote:
On a potentially related note, I kind of got in trouble a few times as a kiddo. My father smoked cigarettes, and I'd ask him if he actually enjoyed smoking them... Because it looked like a habit, not a pleasure.
Who wants to hear shit like that from a 12 year old right?
I learned the trick of removing the bullet from a 22 rimfire cartridge and finding nifty things to do with the powder.
The gunpowder does not look like cigarette ash, but who stares at the ashes in an ashtray to really check them out?

My dad started really examining the ash tray before he'd roll the ash off the tip. In my naive 12-year-old way I thought that I was doing him a favor by livening up his day occasionally..


At the local wrecking yard there is an ash tray out front, attached to the building. My buddy always has a string of "lady fingers", ya know the little tiny pink fire crackers?!?

He will hollow out a smoke and stuff a lady finger in there and then pack some tabacky back in front and give it a slight burn/toast so it looks like its been lit before. Then it goes on the edge of the ashtray so it looks like someone was smoking and the phone rang and they left it behind.

It NEVER fails, the same old bum lady walks by at about noon and picks thru the ash tray looking for resmoke butts. She sees the firecracker smoke and gets a huge grin every time, like a lottery win!!

The smile,,,, the light,,,,, the draw,,,,, BANG!!!! It gets her every time!! It happens about 2-3 times a month and she still picks em up and lights them! Then she looks thru the winders and flips us off while we are laughing our ass off and she walks away with her shopping cart of rotten filth and her pocket full of burnt resmoke butts!


Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:58 pm
Profile
User avatar

Location: Bothell
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2015
Posts: 1013
So MV, how'd the area turn out? Did you have to reapply?

_________________
Plan B is actually repeating Plan A.... it just involves much more alcohol.

Of the ten voices I hear in my head, only three keep telling me NOT to shoot....
Do I go with the majority or common sense?


Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:18 am
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: Bonney Lake
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011
Posts: 1637
This is what it looks like now:

Image

Grasses and clovers died pretty quick but the broad leafed crap is still alive.
Maybe i just need to spray the plants individually or just pour pure salt down on them.

_________________
PMB wrote:
It is a logical fallacy to debate who screwed the pooch first- Screwing the pooch is still wrong.
RocketScott wrote:
I think Trump needs to come out with a study showing illegal immigration is a good thing and blow jobs are bad.

It isn’t necessary for us who are trying with the small part of our heart that might be oriented towards the good to allow people that are manipulating us with historical ignorance and philosophical sleight of hand to render us so god damn guilty about what our ancestors may or may not have done so that we allow our shame and our guilt to be used as tools to manipulate us into accepting a future that we do not want to have. ~ Jordan B. Peterson


Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:52 pm
Profile
User avatar

Location: Bothell
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2015
Posts: 1013
Hmmmm.... good to know that the salt really only works on the grasses -- the broad leaf ones can be pretty tuff, I've found that any of the weed-b-gones do a pretty good job on the broadleafs anyways, but it usually takes a while to kill them off.

_________________
Plan B is actually repeating Plan A.... it just involves much more alcohol.

Of the ten voices I hear in my head, only three keep telling me NOT to shoot....
Do I go with the majority or common sense?


Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 am
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: Tacoma
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2013
Posts: 4240
Bout to do this


Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:30 am
Profile
User avatar

Location: Seatac
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2011
Posts: 2318
Real Name: Chester
Old Growth wrote:
When I was a kid I remember dogs died from old age and parvo.

Now tons of dogs die from cancer. I wont spray that shit anywhere on my property, ever.

When Im driving around I can smell that shit a mile away when someone has sprayed weedkillers. Bad shit.

One of my good friends lost his dad to the same kinda cancer that roundup causes. He was a super landscape guy and used GALLONS of that poison. Doc recommended my friend get a lawyer.



And with the recent evidence of glyphogene (or however that crap is spelled) causing cancer in people who have used it I won't have it anywhere near my house. I've already had some rare cancer, my dog just had a toe removed because of cancer... yeah, not taking anymore chances.

I've had great luck with the high strength vinegar mixed with a little dish soap and salt. Weeds, blackberries, grass (that might be an oops haha), and even the moss I tried it on that was on a fence.
Not something you want to ingest, or get on your skin for too long, but it washes away pretty quickly in the rain and isn't nearly as toxic as the weed poisons.


Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Profile
Site Moderator
User avatar
Site Moderator

Location: WA/MT
Joined: Wed Mar 6, 2013
Posts: 11982
I've been working on perfecting my DIY weedkiller.
Spoiler: show
Attachment:
DIY Weedkiller.jpg

I wouldn't recommend it as a quick or cheap weedkiller.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

_________________
"I like causing trouble, but only if I'm aware of it. To think I created a problem by accident was disappointing." Traut
"If you wanna be close to the big town you’re gonna have to eat shit sammiches a lot." Dan360
"The greatest challenge that I faced was peeling back the layers of my own bias"
"There are violent crazy murderous people in our society! We need to give up all of our means of self-protection IMMEDIATELY!"


Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: Sea-Tuk
Joined: Wed Oct 5, 2011
Posts: 2776
Wouldn’t recommend if you wanna keep your health insurance rates down either.

_________________
Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.


Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:17 pm
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: I-5 /512
Joined: Thu Dec 8, 2011
Posts: 12928
Real Name: chris
UpDog wrote:
Wouldn’t recommend if you wanna keep your health insurance rates down either.



:rofl9: :rofl9: :rofl9:

_________________
Image


Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: South Seattle
Joined: Thu May 2, 2013
Posts: 5518
Real Name: Steve
PMB wrote:
I've been working on perfecting my DIY weedkiller.


The look in her eye always cracks me up! :ROFLMAO:


Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Profile
Site Moderator
User avatar
Site Moderator

Location: WA/MT
Joined: Wed Mar 6, 2013
Posts: 11982
NWGunner wrote:
PMB wrote:
I've been working on perfecting my DIY weedkiller.


The look in her eye always cracks me up! :ROFLMAO:

You ain't kidding! She's genuinely hilarious. I didn't post the ones where she was actually hamming it up.

_________________
"I like causing trouble, but only if I'm aware of it. To think I created a problem by accident was disappointing." Traut
"If you wanna be close to the big town you’re gonna have to eat shit sammiches a lot." Dan360
"The greatest challenge that I faced was peeling back the layers of my own bias"
"There are violent crazy murderous people in our society! We need to give up all of our means of self-protection IMMEDIATELY!"


Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Profile
User avatar

Location: Hawks Prairie
Joined: Sun Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 40
I tried this a while back. My yard smelled like salad dressing and the weeds continued to grow.


Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Profile
Site Supporter
User avatar
Site Supporter

Location: Parkland
Joined: Mon Nov 25, 2013
Posts: 1194
Real Name: Jeremy
czgunner wrote:
Pablo wrote:
Frankly I was very doubtful. Dandelions basically disappear. Finer grasses need more mist spray, probably better in an el cheapo pump sprayer.

No idea how it works on the nasty stuff like vines, blackberry, equisetum. Nothing kills that stuff


Crossbow is what you need for blackberry


Crossbow for the win. This is what my landscaping company uses. It'll kill just about anything

_________________
.
Women scare me - all soft and playful on the outside, all berserker Ragnarok killing machines upstairs in the control room.
Rencorp .


Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:39 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 45 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum



Rent Me Pintos NRA SAF CCKRBA
Aldersons e-arms.com


Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.
[ Time : 0.665s | 15 Queries | GZIP : On ]