anti freeze prevent wood rot

First, there are the Borates (Borax, Boric acid mixtures,) which have demonstrated to prevent new wood from rotting and killing rot organisms and wood-destroying insects in infested wood. Second, there is ethylene glycol, most readily available as automotive antifreeze/coolant, For killing rot spores and wood-destroying 

preventing rot in new wood and in killing rot organisms and wood-destroying insects in infested wood. Second, there is ethylene glycol, most readily available as auto antifreeze-coolant. Glycol is toxic to the whole spectrum of organisms from staphylococcus bacteria to mammals. All of the published 

forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?186402-Ethylene-glycol-(auto-antifreeze)-treated-wood-safey see this thread about the detailed differences of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol from a Corning engineer. Propylene glycol can't be saturated into wood except under high temp and pressure 

The questions tend to fall into two main categories: preventing rot from spreading to good wood, and the application of stains or insecticides/herbicides before treating good wood with CPES. Furthermore, unless you use the poisonous ethylene glycol in antifreeze, the bacteria and other very small life forms will eat it.

Mixing borax and antifreeze is an effective treatment for dry rot, but you need to be careful keep children children or pets away from the treated surface. Ethylene glycol is sweet-tasting and odorless, but it can depress the central nervous system and damage the heart and kidneys, potentially fatally, 

First, there are borates (borax-boric acid mixtures) which have an established record in preventing rot in new wood and in killing rot organisms and wood-destroying insects in infested wood. Second, there is ethylene glycol, most readily available as auto antifreeze-coolant. Glycol is toxic to the whole spectrum of organisms 

Just check that they kill the fungi and are not just preventative. One inexpensive remedy is ethylene glycol which is found in the antifreeze used in cars. This is toxic to most wood rot organisms and will penetrate quite deeply. Or you could use a borate solution, Sodium Octaborate (Sodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate) can be 

I got the Karcher onto it and it literally tore the rot out, so I could repair it - IF I could be confident that I have controlled the Dry-Rot.. I read where Radiator Anti Freeze (Ethylene Glycol), displaces moisture and some, promote it as a preservative. I assume The best way to stop dry rot is to keep the area dry!

Ethylene glycol (IUPAC name: ethane-1,2-diol) is an organic compound with the formula (CH2OH)2. It is mainly used for two purposes, as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers and for antifreeze formulations. It is an odorless, colorless, sweet-tasting, viscous liquid. Ethylene glycol is moderately toxic.

Most hydrometers are purchased at auto supply stores and are designed for use with EG, so they cannot be used to test PG antifreeze. Keep in mind that it is normal to see readings that may vary by several degrees from the product's stated freeze point based on ambient temperature or the age of the product. For example 

Some dry rot, and a bug problem. These are two different problems with two different process to rid your wood of their problems. The picture to the left is the main ingredients needed to rid your wood of it's rot problem. Borax Antifreeze Boric Acid. Weight of Borax, Before I start I should state I did my research 

Antifreeze is lethal poison. Although sharing the same molecule, these are two very different substances and not to be confused with each other. The PEG string of molecules is small enough to penetrate the wood tissue over time and displace the water. Once the PEG is in place it prevents the wood from 

There are epoxy treatments available that kill rot by filling in the channels of the damaged wood, killing the rot and restoring structural integrity. Commercial anti-freeze is also very effective at preventing dry rot formation as well as killing the fungus. Certain copper compounds, such as copper naphthenate, 

An antifreeze is an additive which lowers the freezing point of a water-based liquid and increases its boiling point. An antifreeze mixture is used to achieve freezing-point depression for cold The purpose of antifreeze is to prevent a rigid enclosure from bursting due to expansion when water freezes. Commercially, both the 

Antifreeze, boric powder and boric acid can be effectively used to eradicate and prevent rot in wood. Boric acid and glycol are both toxic to a wide range of fungi, organisms and insects that perpetuate rot in wood. Antifreeze can have two active ingredients: either ethylene glycol or propylene glycol. Since ethylene glycol can 

I also found that solvent thinned epoxies stick OK to anti-freeze coated wood and unthinned epoxies will stick decently enough too. The method is to keep soaking the area with anti-freeze until it will accept no more and then let it 'dry' for as long as possible. This method does have a track record for stopping the rot.