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oil contaminated wood
« on: December 30, 2018, 06:59:17 AM »
Not sure where to post this, so here goes. A while back I put in a layer of 5/8 plywood flooring over an existing old beat up floor. (I know, I probably should have removed the old floor first, but I figured this would also stiffen up the floor so I could lay tile since this is the kitchen.)
All went well And I was happy with the results. Now for the problem:
I am partially disabled so I had a helper with these projects. He inadvertently put a bucket of tools which had a small leak in the bottom and some oil got in that bucket which leaked onto the floor and went unnoticed for a long time since my plans were on hold .
Does anyone know of any neutralizing agent that I can treat this wood with so that the contact glue  for the tiles will work, or do I just rip up that panel and replace?
Thanks for any help!
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Re: oil contaminated wood
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 10:09:27 AM »
Ceramic tiles?
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Re: oil contaminated wood
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 03:48:09 AM »
I think you'll spend more with dubious results than it would take to R&R it.

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Re: oil contaminated wood
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 05:35:59 AM »
I had a similar thing happen with about a pint of chain saw oil in the garage attic. It slowly leaked and soaked an area of the osb floor. It soaked deeply into the osb strands.  I ripped the sheet out after I found the oil would soak back into anything porous that was left on it for any period of time. I don't think you will get anything to stick to the oily wood.
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Re: oil contaminated wood
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 08:47:59 AM »
Thanks guys!!! That's what I thought. R&R it is.
You guys are really great!

Not ceramic tiles. They are the same type of stuff used to make computer room removable tiles. I got them years ago for another project and these were left over. They are super durable and take quite a beating. Aprox 1/8 inch thick. Usually glued to a metal structure which is about
2' x 2' x 2". You then use a suction cup like tool to lift the "floor tile" up from a framework to get at all the cables running under the floor.
I used these to tile a kitchen in another house and they worked out very well. If I remember right they were a GE product which also came in 4' x 8' sheets.
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