OK, with the other thread on the barn, turns out I was back at finishing
shoring up some places where we had to sister the bottom of some studs.
One place happens to be the north end double at the west end drive.
It's got a kink in it needing a long scab on the inner side to
straighten it out that hadn't gotten to. Getting ready to do that
yesterday prior to beginning to tighten up the diagonal bracing that is
loose or missing in some places so it sways, I noticed a spot of white
rot that has redeveloped at the end of where we had shortened the
original stud. Thought we'd got it cut back far enough, but apparently
not. I'm not wanting to pull a piece of siding again; anybody have any
experience with something like
as a treatment? Or other recommendations, successful treatments you've
Robert, you got any "hands on" here by any chance't???
BTW, there were several other places we ran into same but all other
areas I've checked that I remembered seem to have stopped the canker by
having removed enough material; just missed this spot it seems altho
guess I'll do some more thorough checking now.
Wind's starting to back off; wasn't quite so bad as feared given their
talk; our max gust was "only" about 50 mph at about 10AM shortly after
the front came through. Spent the day on books and stuff; mayhaps
tomorrow I'll get a picture of the above area...
Trying to be a first class "bug man" on your own is about trying DIY
Somehow you never just quite get it done right.
Classic case of an opportunity to barter.
Use the same product, commercially applied, to coat the entire frame
structure of ALL the houses I build, prior to applying the sheathing.
The borate product used is concentrated, mixed with water in portable
tanks, then sprayed on the entire structure, much like with you would
with a pressure washer, (no pressure).
A very good way to protect a frame building from future insect
damage/infestation, particularly when sheathing and drywall will be
applied to both sides of the treated walls.
I also used a similar, dry/granular borate product when building that
strawbale home a few years back.
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