Bor8 Rods are highly effective wood preservatives for preventing and arresting decay fungi in wood.
Bor8 Rods are inserted into drilled holes in wood at high risk areas of decay or to stop decay that is ongoing.
Bor8 Rods are positioned in such a way that moisture will distribute the desired the borate preservative throughout the target area. There are three steps to install Bor8 Rods:
- Drill appropriate sized holes to accommodate the predetermined number and size of Bor8 Rods required.
- Insert the suitable size and number of Bor8 Rods into the holes.
- Seal the hole with a treated wooded dowel, wood filler or caulk.
Drill holes 1/16 inch greater in diameter than the preservative rods to result in a snug fit. This will ensure proper diffusion in all directions from the rod. In addition, leave a minimum of 1/8 inch of head space between Bor8 Rods and hole plug to allow for expansion. After installation, paint or any other type of surface coating may be applied to the wood if desired. Install Bor8 Rods in the general vicinity of where the potential for decay is greatest or where decay exists. Bor8 Rods can be inserted through any wood surface depending on access, in either a staggered, linear or angled pattern. Start at 1 inch from a joint or the end of the wood and cover the entire affected length. Linear spacing along the grain should not exceed 12 inches and spacing across the grain should not exceed 3 inches on the center.