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Old 05-18-06, 05:05 PM
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Cheap concrete form oil

Currently working on a patio and making the bricks out of Quickrete 5000. I made my forms out of three PVC 5" square posts cut in half long way. The dividers set in the PVC channel are made out of cedar clapboard siding, wide edge down.

I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive form oil to help release the bricks from the mold. Cheap "home remedies" would be considered.

Lumberyards are talking about linseed oil at $38.00 a quart. If I was going to pay that much I would have bought the bricks.

Any help appreciated.
 

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Diesel, if staining isn't an issue. PVC shouldn't need a release agent anyway, though.
 
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Old 05-18-06, 07:01 PM
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Used motor oil, free and it works great.
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Vegetable oil, or Murphy's Oil Soap. As stated previously though, PVC shouldn't really need a release.
 
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Thanks for the great ideas, I'll try them.
 
 

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