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#1 Bob IN OFFLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2013 - 06:06 PM

I have a old lawn roller. And i was wondering i had  a freind tell me that i could fill it with used oil insted of water. That way it wouldnt freeze, and prevent rust. Anybody tried this?


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 06:10 PM

Good idea :thumbs: but if it ever started to leak, you would have a real mess to clean up.


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 06:10 PM

Should work, but if it leaks you will have a hazardous spill site, and oil is lighter in weight than water..


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 06:20 PM

I would probably use windshield washer fluid, it's a bit lighter than water, but it shouldn't freeze.
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Posted February 21, 2013 - 06:34 PM

I just fill mine from the gutter downspout in the spring and drain it in the fall. Its not a big deal.


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 07:41 PM

I think that the water fill and dump in fall is the best option. Oil could cause a whole new issue. Or you could fill it with dry sand.


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Posted February 21, 2013 - 09:25 PM

Just do like the other 99½ % that own one (I'm included) , leave it behind a shed and forget about it :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

 

P.S. FIL was downsizing the homestead years ago, gave it to me as "ever used" , I used once, grass seed, parked 8 years now. :D


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 08:45 AM

fill it with cement. works great and will never come out



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 09:58 AM

My buddy has a 55 gal steel roller filled with oil, shouldn't ever have to worry about rusting from inside out.



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Posted February 22, 2013 - 12:41 PM

My buddy has a 55 gal steel roller filled with oil, shouldn't ever have to worry about rusting from inside out.

I have made a few out of 55 gal drums. The ribs will eventually wear down enough that the sand will leak out. Put me on the list of guys that never use them. Other than smashing down mole hills, they dont do much good. Even filled with sand, I cant tell much of a difference. The only time they work is right after a good rain or spring thaw, but then you just make ruts trying to pull them around.


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Posted February 22, 2013 - 02:32 PM

This one is the size of a 55 gal drum not made out of one, it's more like a large pipe, smooth all around. I would hate to try to move it.






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