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 Post subject: yurt roof canvas?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:26 pm 
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Hey all.

About 2 or 3 weeks ago, someone tossed a big chunk of oiled canvas, yurt roofing material, into the dumpster.

I pulled it out of the dumpster.

If the yurt folks (Becca and.. Dan, is it?) still want this, I saved it for you.

if the yurt folks Don't want it, I saved it for me.

I have several applications for this, and I can't afford to buy that much canvas, so plz, no one throw it out again.

Let me know, Yurties, if you're still keeping it, or if it's mine.

Thanks!

Riley

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 Post subject: Re: yurt roof canvas?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:01 am 
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They decided that the vegetable oil yurt roof was too stinky to sleep under.

I havet the canvas outside in a garbage can, I'm going to be attempting to de-stink it with massive amounts of hot water and dish soap.

Please don't discard this, I'll put it in a happy spot as soon as possible, this canvas is essential for at least 2 projects I have going on, and I can't afford to buy it.

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 Post subject: Re: yurt roof canvas?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:37 am 
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Do you know what the stench is from? If it's because of oil, an alkaline solution would work pretty well (ammonia, dilute NaOH, etc.). If it's something like urine, liquid laundry detergent and H2O2 would work good. Enzyme cleaners, oxiclean, dawn, and baking soda may also work. Be very careful because bases and oxidizers eat organic material.


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 Post subject: Re: yurt roof canvas?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:29 pm 
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What I heard 3rd hand is that the vegetable oil they tried to use as waterproofing went rancid and got some STANK on.

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 Post subject: Re: yurt roof canvas?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:33 pm 
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Ya, I tried that on a coat once. It will stink for about 10 years.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Oh, Veggie Oil Bad.... One of my instructors in JR High kept a cutting board that had been coated with it, when he opened the tupperware, it stank up the place...

Linseed oil is what I think we used in scouts...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:43 am 
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Boiled Linseed oil. It does have an aroma—like a Barbour or Dri-aza-bone jacket— but, in my experience doesn't "go bad".

The canvas top on my Rover gets a coat every Fall.

Riley: adding some citrus degreaser or Simple Green to your wash bucket might help. Good luck!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:24 pm 
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i'd start with simple green, and then ponder somethign like mineral spirits or turpentine that will really penetrate and dissolve the polymerized oils. for long term use, you really want to get it clean faster, the more oil that oxidizes the more acid breaking down the fibers, and the harder it is to get out.


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 Post subject: Re: yurt roof canvas?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Thanks for the protips, kids, going to be trying some of this.

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 Post subject: Re: yurt roof canvas?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:28 am 
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Have you got a timeline for this, Riley? I just realized your yurt-canvas destinkifying barrel is also our nice big blue recycling bin. I think I might have another trash barrel like that in my basement that you could use, but in any event it would be good to have that recycling bin back to its regular duties soon.

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