Protecting acacia parts that are going into the ground

Before putting acacia poles into the ground, it’s recommended to protect them from wet. But if you don’t protect them their lifespan is 20 years. While protecting them their lifespan doubles and even more.

There are more ways of protecting the acacia poles, the part that is dug into the ground. Like painting with paint or oil, but it appears as burning them is the best way of protecting them.

Steps for burning the poles

While burning the acacia poles we are using the bark that was left from their peeling

Acacia barks after peeling1
Acacia barks after peeling1

 

Acacia barks after peeling
Acacia barks after peeling

You place a pole or some item that is fire resistant that is tall from 15 to 25 cm and long 1+ m. Not more than 3 meters is needed because one human can’t lift more than 30 poles. It’s also recommended that the poles that will be burnt are close and already done to be placed on the pole. On one side of the pole you place the barks that will be burnt. The pole is used as a border to where the fire will burn.

Placing the border for burning the poles
Placing the border for burning the poles

Acacia poles are placed over the pole. The part that is burned is about 70 cm. They are placed one after another and the bark is placed on them.

preparation of acacia burning poles
preparation of acacia burning poles

 

preparation of acacia burning poles1
preparation of acacia burning poles1

 

preparation of acacia burning poles2
preparation of acacia burning poles2

 

preparation of acacia burning poles3
preparation of acacia burning poles3

 

preparation of acacia burning poles4
preparation of acacia burning poles4

While burning acacia poles the fire is stronger, but the part of the pole that is burned is in the air so the fire has space to burn. Acacia poles are turned so they are equally burned.

For an hour if there is 20 to 30 poles in the queue and the fire burns well you can do about 40 to 60 poles.

burnt acacia pillars
burnt acacia pillars
burning acacia pillars
burning acacia pillars
burnt acacia pillars3
burnt acacia pillars3
burnt acacia pillars4
burnt acacia pillars4
burning acacia pillars
burning acacia pillars

It’s needed to be careful that done poles don’t continue to burn so take them from the fire. And before putting them shake them so the ash from the falls off. It’s also not bad to water them.

 

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