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.
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.
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.
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