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Would you burn wood sprayed by a skunk?

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by SolarAndWood, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Get home late from work tonight and found the family caught up in a little drama. Seems a skunk came barrelin down the ramp towards the little one, vicious pitbull intervenes and dispenses with the skunk but not before skunk does its deed all over the dog and the wood pile. So, would you burn it or maybe give it another year outside to dry?

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  2. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    I'd burn the wood, but not the dog.
  3. iceman

    iceman Minister of Fire

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    Wait till its time to burn, if its still skunky see what the btus are if it doesn't burn any better leave it alone
    Oh, and give the dog a bone - for a job well done
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    There ain't enough juice in a skunk to have hit hardly any of that pile. Burn it.
  5. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    lol, that thing is going in the fridge tonight or we won't get any sleep.
  6. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    Maybe not but I just about vomited with it in the bucket of the tractor heading for the 6 foot hole I dug for it :coolsmirk:
  7. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Tote in from outside, insert in stove, close door, adjust air flow, and let flue gases go up the chimney.

    Repeat as needed.

    Tomato juice for the dog. Repeat as needed.
  8. Capt

    Capt Burning Hunk

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    Tomato juice does not work, and it is a waste.

    To de-skunk a dog, use peroxide, baking soda and Dawn dishsoap. For the proper ratio, Google it. Good luck!!!
  9. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, good to know.

    No wonder it took the collie all summer to "destink".
  10. JustWood

    JustWood Minister of Fire

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    Reverse is your friend!
  11. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    What happen to the "pull" Cat?
  12. ruserious2008

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    Burn the wood- get a smarter dog!
  13. weatherguy

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    My two dogs got into it with a skunk once, I feel for you, the stench is tremendously strong, nothing like a dead skunk on the side of the road.
    I concur with the above recommendation to use peroxide, baking soda and dawn, I used it on my dogs and it worked pretty well, they still slept in the basement for a few days but it wasnt as bad.
  14. DanCorcoran

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    What surprised me about skunk odor (when I was cleaning my Beagle, who was soaked) was that the smell changed from normal skunk smell (at a distance) to a smell of hot asphalt or roofing tar when it was up close and really strong.
  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I never thought the skunk smell was particularly bad . . . until a skunk wandered into our basement garage one summer and sprayed inside . . . I remember waking up out of a sound sleep gagging . . . felt like we had been gassed with some toxic nerve gas or something (at least I would imagine that's how it would feel like) . . . the next week or two were terrible . . . nothing worse than having to go to school smelling like a skunk for two weeks.
  16. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I rather doubt that by September the skunk smell on the few splits that got hit in that pile will be any worse than the smell from the number of times a dog has lifted it's leg on the same pile.
  17. zzr7ky

    zzr7ky Minister of Fire

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    Peroxide the dog. It's cheap enough i'd put some in the sprayer and accelerate the woodpile scent clearing.
  18. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Ya, it's entirely different up close- acrid, nasty smell.

    The wood will be fine by the fall, just leave it out uncovered. If skunk smell did not dissipate, it would smell like skunk everywhere and always outside in skunk territory.
  19. smokinj

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    lol :lol:
  20. Backwoods Savage

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    Pray for lots of rain between now and wood burning season. Chances are there will be very little odor left by then. Even in dry weather, the smell does not hang around that long....or at least not the real strong smell.
  21. SolarAndWood

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    yep, keep laughin. karma baby karma.
  22. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    No worries, at least 2 years out. The strong smell went away real quick once I back filled that 6 foot hole.
  23. snowleopard

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    builds character

    I bet that still comes up at high school reunions.

    This is the kind of thing that inspires kids to try to talk their parents into moving far, far away. Like to Alaska. No skunks in Alaska.
  24. DexterDay

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    Agreed... Found this remedy on the Internet myself.. Had to do it twice. But it worked..
  25. Sisu

    Sisu Feeling the Heat

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    At least you won't have to worry much about people trying to steal your wood. Now is the time to test if a skunk-sprayed woodpile will season faster vs a non-sprayed one.

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