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skyew



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: BoraCare Application Reply with quote

Hi,

I am trying to figure out how to inject BoraCare into my repaired sashes. I have done a fair amount of epoxy work and am concerned that the epoxy will trap moisture, causing fungal rot. Based on my calculations, I need to inject about 1/4 oz of 1:1 BoraCare/Water into each side of the sash and slightly less than that into the top and bottom rail.

When I try to inject 1/4 oz into three 1/4" holes I get a lot of the solution spilling out. My results aren't any better when I try to pressurize the the solution in the syringe I am working with.

Do you know of a better approach or injection system that might help?

Thanks so much!

Skye

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skye, don't try to "inject" the borate dilution into the holes under pressure. Simply fill the holes to near the top, let it soak into the wood until the holes are empty, then fill them up again. Repeat until the holes have soaked up all of the borate dilution you intend to apply.

Here is the main discussion on treating sash with borates:

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=480#480

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skyew



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, John! I originally tested this on a scrap 2x4 and was having trouble with the wood absorbing the BoraCare. I just tried it on the sash and it soaks in quickly!
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