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Old 08-28-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
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Driftwood

Ok my problem is I have a big piece of drift wood an I can't get it to sink it keeps floating up to the top what can I do to make it stay at the bottom
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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It should eventually become waterlogged and sink but that can take quite a while. Another option is to glue it to a rock
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You can tie a piece of rock to the bottom of it and it will sink. Later you can remove the rock from the driftwood and it should be able to stay on the bottom. I would just use some fishing line.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #4
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What about drilling holes in it could it be trap air
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I am currently use a rock tied to mine with fishing line. Shouldn't be too long before it's waterlogged.
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:16 PM   #6
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How big is yours
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Hmm. Probably 12-14 inches long. 6 inches tall. It's a weird shape piece. but its not small by any means.
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Ok mines is .H18XL55XW10 so it's kind of hard
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #9
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Well mines is .H18XL55XW10 Big difference
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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It comes down to the density of the wood, do you know what kind of wood you're using?
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You might try drilling a few holes into a slab of slate and then driving some stainless steel screws into the slate and DW. You could bury the slate in the substrate if necessary.
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Old 08-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #12
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Nope don't kno what kind of wood I have an was thinking of drilling holes in it
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