Bor8 Rods 1/3" x 1"

Bor8 Rods 1/3\

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The Bor8 Rods 1/3" x 1" is highly recommended for pre-treatment and remedial protection of wood against decay and insects. It is for use in lumber, timber or log with permanent or periodical moisture content above the fibre saturation point. It is placed in such a way that moisture will disseminate the aimed loading of preservative all over the target area. The Bor8 Rods in 1 / 3 in. x 1 in. is intended for trim and moldings between 1 inch and 2 inch. To install, insert the rods into decaying wood or wood in high-risk areas through drilled holes. See Bor8 Rod Size and Spacing Chart to determine specific applications. Once purchased, per box contains 24 rods. Picture is used as a reference only, please disregard size indicated.

Other order options also comes in 100 in a box or 350 in a box.

Other Bor8 Rod sizes available: 1/4" X 1/2", 1/3" X 2-5/8", 1/2" X 2", 1/2" X 4", 3/4" x 3"

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Anhydrous Disodium Octaborate - 96.65%
Target pests Fungal Decay
For use in Lumber, timbers, logs, millwork, poles, piles, crossties, laminated beams, etc.
Application Insert into any wood surface in a staggered, linear or angled pattern. Drill appropriate hole size to accommodate predetermined number and size of rods required.
Pet safe Yes, when use as directed.
Dimensions 1/3 in. x 1 in.
Special Features Treats rotten wood or prevents wood rot.
Shipping Weight 1.00 lbs
Manufacturer Wood Care Systems (Mfg. Number: Bor8 Rod 1/3 x 1 box of 24)
EPA Registration 10465



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; and 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 6 inches from a joint or the end of the wood and cover the entire affected length. Linear spacing along the grain should not exceed 15 inches on center and spacing across the grain should not exceed 6 inches on the center.

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Use Bor8 Rods 1/3" x 1" in end of a ridge beam

If I insert these into end of a ridge beam can I then put a metal cap over it or does it need to be exposed to the air?


Bor8 Rods 1/3" x 1" states to seal the hole with a treated dowl, wood filler or caulk and does not mention any metal caps.  We would recommend reaching to WoodCare directly to confirm, they can be reached at 800-827-3480.

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