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Postby prizerosewinner » Jul 06, 2014 7:09 pm

Has anybody used this as a weed killer? If so by how much do you dilute it?

10 - 1 20-1 ???? I don't want to destroy the plastic on my sprayer with too high a concentration.

Thanks.
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Re: muriactic acid

Postby Ian66 » Jul 07, 2014 6:31 am

Using Muriatic Acid to kill weeds can be dangerous due to its caustic properties... it will also raise the pH of the soil, making it acidic and shouldn't be used in garden areas....
Personally, I would use vinegar instead of muriatic acid ..............
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Re: muriactic acid

Postby prizerosewinner » Jul 07, 2014 8:23 pm

thanks for the info, but I already know its properties.

I am asking by how much do you dilute it? :?:
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Re: muriactic acid

Postby Countryboy » Jul 16, 2014 9:43 am

Muriatic acid will not affect plastic... it comes in a plastic bottle.

Using it as a wee-killer is still overkill but why don't u start with 40/1 and see how it works out.
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Re: muriactic acid

Postby prizerosewinner » Jul 25, 2014 8:04 pm

Thanks Countryboy for your response. Yes, it does come in a plastic bottle but it must be a different composition than the tips on my sprayer.

I burned out the plastic tip off 2 sprayers when I diluted it 5/1

Now am trying 10/1 and my nozzles are holding up.

I am using it on a gravel service road where nothing else has worked.
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Re: muriactic acid

Postby Countryboy » Jul 29, 2014 10:16 am

Good to hear abt the tips. On a service road I might have been tempted to grab a bag of Calcium Chloride and spread it around. The salt will kill weeds and will also bind the surface of the road... less dust.

I hope the acid works for u. :)
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