How to boil/get to sink big pieces of wood?

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How do I clean and get to sink big pieces of driftwood?
 
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Plastic tote?
 
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Yeah, i would think a storage tote would work!
 
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I put mine in my bathtub :rolleyes: hilarious
We do have a separate shower so don’t use the tub much anyway!
 
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Is it too big for a pot? You can try pouring hot water on top. I left a piece outside in a metal tub with an old steel pan on top to weigh it down. It’s still floating after a month or so. I haven’t boiled it yet because I am just experimenting but I’d imagine that would help..?
 
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I just rinse mine with a hose and then put it in the tank. I let it float until it sinks on its own. It takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on wood species.
 
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JettsPapa said:
I just rinse mine with a hose and then put it in the tank. I let it float until it sinks on its own. It takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on wood species.
I did this with my manzanita wood, only took about 4 days in the tank.
 
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Mhamilton0911 said:
I did this with my manzanita wood, only took about 4 days in the tank.
I'm not familiar with it, but I assume it's pretty dense. I've used bois d'arc, which is very hard, and from bone dry it only takes about 2 days to sink.
 
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My Manzanita always sinks right away. The Cholla that was a different story. That took about 2 weeks and it was a very small piece.
 
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Okay. So just put it in water until it sinks? Hot or cold
 
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Hot would be best. It will disinfect it some too.
 
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