Re: [bolger] Re: encapsulation
- A better and safer alternative for anti rot for wood is Colloidal silver.
its way to expensive to buy but if you make it yourself its practically
free. Testing has been done with this stuff on wood and it is almost
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Stoll" <gregstoll80@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:19 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: encapsulation
> The things in antifreeze that make it non-pet-friendly are the same parts
> that make it non-rot-friendly. Pet-friendly antifreeze will do nothing
> against rot.
> Or so I understand...
> It makes sense though.
> --- In email@example.com, "dnjost" <davidjost@...> wrote:
>> I think the ethylene glycol (pet friendly type) technique is worth a try
>> as it should be very cost effective. The bottom of my skiff is very nice
>> 1/2" marine ply that is 2 layers thick. The sides have the bad side of
>> the ACX glassed; when it rots it won't be too difficult to cut out the
>> bad spots and repair, as the shape of the hull makes it quite easy to
>> work on.
>> The Pointy Skiff I built 22 years ago was built in a similar manner using
>> marine grade for the bottom. No rot present to date. The sides had some
>> delamination that were easily repaired using glass and filler. I just
>> replaced the stem this year using a sawsall, fir, glass and epoxy. It is
>> quite strong.
>> When it stops raining in Boston, I will give it a try.
>> David Jost
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- I should add to this silver chloride is what is used in old photography it is photo turning purple then dark brown. It will stain you skin untill it wears off thd is poisonous to you. It is also a salt so bonding is not as good.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jon & Wanda(Tink)" <windyjon@...> wrote:
> Salt added or clorinated water would produce silver cloride untill the chlorin is used up.