It might work but why guess? I'd be more inclined to identify the
culprit and deal with it directly. If you can isolate areas that
contain the offending fungi and spores you could make contact with
someone knowledgeable, perhaps at a university in your area with a good
biology department or forestry department. If they could grow the
material they could help evaluate the effectiveness of various toxic
remedies. Most home inspectors do not have specific knowledge, the have
It may well be that something else is easier to apply and more effective
than cyanoacrylates. A quick Google search yielded the site below that
suggests that for at least one species borates are effective.
Generally, fungus requires moisture to grow. If the wet conditions are
removed, the rot will slow or stop. You can, like a surgeon removing cancer,
simply cut out and remove the rotted part and sister onto the remaining
solid portion. Use pressure treated or other rot resistant wood as a
replacement. Bleach will kill most rot/mold.
If indeed the rot is due to other causes (rather than from a leaking washing
machine hose, then that problem needs to be solved first. Basically if you
keep the wood dry you should be ok.
Is that CA-OSHA approved, WeeGee?
(You and I both know that ain't CalOSHA, neither.)
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Check out the MSDS for Bora-Care - pretty benign, other than the
Note that, according to the MSDS:
"None of the major constituents have been identified as carcinogens or
probable carcinogens by IARC or OSHA."
BTW, no OSHA in CA (not Cal). We do have Occupational Health and
Safety units in provincial/territorial governments or workers
compensation boards, as well as an equivalent federal one for
industries under federal jurisdiction (e.g banking, transport,
telecommunications) but no overriding federal agency.
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