Bor8 Rods 1/4" x 1/2"

Bor8 Rods 1/4\

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The Bor8 Rod 1/4" x 1/2" is a great tool in stopping and eliminating fungal organisms on wood products and surfaces. It's a water soluble wood preservative that gives continuous treatment on targeted areas. It effectively controls and eliminate decay fungi that can permanently damage logs, lumbers, millwork, poles, piles, laminated beams and other wood products. The Bor8 Rods immediately kills and stop any advanced rot once in contact and prevents it from coming back. The product comes with 24 pieces of Bor8 Rods, with a size of 1/4" x 1/2" and is intended for a wood with trim and molding less than 1" thick. Picture is used as a reference only, please disregard size indicated.

Other order options also comes in 100 in a box or 500 in a box.

Other Bor8 Rod sizes available: 1/3" X 1", 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 Residential and Commercial: Preventing and eliminating fungal organisms on wood products like lumber, timbers, logs, millwork, poles, piles, posts, crossties, laminated beams and others.
Application Bor8 Rods can be inserted into any wood surface in a staggered, linear, or angled pattern through drilled holes.
Dimensions 1/4" x 1/2"
Special Features Stops existing rot and also prevents rot in wood.
Shipping Weight 1.00 lbs
Manufacturer Wood Care Systems (Mfg. Number: Bor8 Rod 1/4 x 1/2-24)
EPA Registration 10465



Bor8 Rods can be inserted into any wood surface in a staggered, linear or angled pattern.

  • Determine the number of Bor8 Rods required. Starting 2 inches from a joint or the end of the wood, the entire length of the wood should be covered in order to ensure moisture will evenly distribute the preservative throughout the target area. Do not exceed 12 inches on center for linear spacing along the grain and do not exceed 4 inches for spacing across the grain.
  • Drill appropriate sized holes to accommodate the predetermined number and size of Bor8 Rods required. For a snug fit and to ensure even distribution, drill the holes 1/16 inch greater in diameter than the preservative rods. In addition, to allow for expansion, leave a minimum of 1/8 inch of air space between Bor8 Rods and plug.
  • Insert the suitable size and number of Bor8 Rods into the holes.
  • Seal the hole with a treated wood dowel, wood filler or caulk.
  • 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 is available in 6 different sizes: 

  • Bor8 Rods - 1/4" X 1/2"
  • Bor8 Rods - 1/3" X 1"
  • Bor8 Rods - 1/3" X 2 5/8"
  • Bor8 Rods - 1/2" X 2"
  • Bor8 Rods - 1/2" X 4"
  • Bor8 Rods - 3/4" X 3"

See Bor8 Rod Size and Spacing Chart for specific applications for all wood sizes.

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