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Vinegar with high (>15%) acetic acid Concentration

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Vinegar with high (>15%) acetic acid Concentration

Its only April and the weeds growing between my interlock are already driving me NUTS!!
Does anyone know where i can purchase Vinegar with high acetic acid concentration? I have checked at the big box stores and i haven't had any luck finding any available for sale. Any help is appreciated...
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Bambaataa wrote:
Apr 18th, 2011 7:10 pm
Its only April and the weeds growing between my interlock are already driving me NUTS!!
Does anyone know where i can purchase Vinegar with high acetic acid concentration? I have checked at the big box stores and i haven't had any luck finding any available for sale. Any help is appreciated...

did you check the 'cleaners' section?
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7% is the max I have seen on store shelves. Is there a specific store I can purchase a higher concentrate from?
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Bambaataa wrote:
Apr 18th, 2011 7:10 pm
Its only April and the weeds growing between my interlock are already driving me NUTS!!
Does anyone know where i can purchase Vinegar with high acetic acid concentration? I have checked at the big box stores and i haven't had any luck finding any available for sale. Any help is appreciated...

I bought 2 jugs last fall , still haven't used. It was called cleaning grade. Allen's brand. Got in a grocery store I think.
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There is a formula online....vinegar, salt and dishwasher liquid soap. Even with house brand vinegar, it packs a punch.

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Bambaataa wrote:
Apr 18th, 2011 7:10 pm
Its only April and the weeds growing between my interlock are already driving me NUTS!!
Does anyone know where i can purchase Vinegar with high acetic acid concentration? I have checked at the big box stores and i haven't had any luck finding any available for sale. Any help is appreciated...
Not sure about % but I picked up a jug at Metro. Might have been on the cleaning aisle.
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Last year, i bought regular vinegar, added some salt and 2 drops of dish washing detergent. Mix and kill.
Never came back for the whole year. I poured very generously. Cost ~$5 max :lol:
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My mixture killed Hawkweed and the surrounding lawn grass. But after awhile, the Hawkweed came back. Will try to use a higher strength vinegar this summer.

I have read that pickling vinegar is higher strength. If you are in a pinch, it may be worth it to try this.

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If your interlock driveway would have been install properly they would have used Silica Gel to finish it. Contrary to its name Silica Gel it not a gel but a sand. It is the same thing that is in the "do not eat "packages in the electronic products that you buy. It is used for dryng flowers. Basicly what it does is dry out the seed or root of a plant that tries to grow where it is. Other than that you could try Speelman,s garden cte. They sell industral grade horticultural vingar. It is about $50 for 5 gallons.


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Rembrandt100 wrote:
Apr 20th, 2011 1:16 am
If your interlock driveway would have been install properly they would have used Silica Gel to finish it. Contrary to its name Silica Gel it not a gel but a sand. It is the same thing that is in the "do not eat "packages in the electronic products that you buy. It is used for dryng flowers. Basicly what it does is dry out the seed or root of a plant that tries to grow where it is. Other than that you could try Speelman,s garden cte. They sell industral grade horticultural vingar. It is about $50 for 5 gallons.


Dave


Silica gel and similar products are laced with poison. They only CONTAIN a poison. They are not made of poison. Over time the rain will dilute the poison, and all you will be left with are the silica beads. Nothing is supposed to grow on limestone screening, but left in a big pile, weeds will eventually grow. Weeds grow on anything... Thats why they are called weeds, and thats why they are annoying. Interlocking driveways are high maintainance.
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38racing wrote:
Apr 18th, 2011 11:39 pm
I bought 2 jugs last fall , still haven't used. It was called cleaning grade. Allen's brand. Got in a grocery store I think.

Which grocery store?
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