Wood preservative and roofing tar
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nineteenfiftyeight



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Wood preservative and roofing tar Reply with quote

Anyone have any opinions on using wood preservative in wooden gutters that still have roofing tar in about 60% of the bed? I've been chipping away at the tar but some of it is still so well adhered I fear I'll gouge the wood trying to pry it free. So in the meantime, I'm thinking what can I do to be proactive in preventing rot under that tar as it comes loose...Do I brush in wood preservative or will that react poorly with the tar?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try it on a one-foot length, wait for a month, or a year, and see what happens. While you're at it you might try two or three different materials or methods. One is bound to work better than the others.
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