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Post Thu. Oct. 20, 2016 11:58 am

lsayre wrote:Must be good stuff. A carcinogen?
It's great stuff, the utility pole industry still uses it, but it's nicht fur kinder. Have to get a License for it. They did a study in 05 that didn't show any increased cancer risk, but they are treating it like it does.

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Post Thu. Oct. 20, 2016 5:13 pm

Creosote is listed as an NTB carcinogen and a IRC probable carcinogen. Very good stuff.

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Post Thu. Oct. 20, 2016 6:31 pm

I don't know about potatoes helping flue pipes and chimneys, but for some reason this reminded me of when I was a young teenager and my dad took his high carbon steel hunting knife (not stainless steel) and stuck the blade in a potato. A few days later he removed it, and it had a nice mild and mottled bluing on it that reminded me of the receivers on some old lever action rifles. It has never rusted. I still have it.

Edit: The second knife photo seen at this linked website reminds me highly of the finish that the potato gave the blade. A forced 'patina" bluing I guess is what my dad achieved.

Perhaps burning potatoes can also do this to the inside of the flue pipes?

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