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From: "Robert D. Harter" <>
Subject: RE: Gravestones vs Roundup
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 14:47:14 -0400
What they sent you was just "boilerplate". Some secretary pulled a couple
of appropriate paragraphs out of a file of options and sent them to you.
Don't worry about the Carbolic Acid - it is just carbon dioxide plus water
- the same thing that is in every drop of rain that falls. For all
practical purposes, Roundup is non-acidic. From what the response says I
do not believe it will have any adverse effects on tombstones.
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 10:13 PM
Subject: Gravestones vs Roundup
Below is the response from 'Roundup'
Appears to be a rather generic answer, but I think answers the primary
My take on the subject is that while there are acid compounds it would
be OK to use, BUT avoid letting the solution get on the stone. If
critical, I would think a piece of plastic cardboard (or any
reasonable substitute) would act as a shield.
Richard L. Oaks