has anyone found any where to buy creosote on the island or a simalar substance to treat wooden posts.
Message posted by baywatcher on 09áNovemberá2009 at 12:01pm - IP Logged
We bought something similar at the hardware shop on the way to the small Lidls (near the airport)it was a German make. Have thrown the can so I can't give you the name but remember that I thought it was more expensive than UK.
Message posted by baywatcher on 09áNovemberá2009 at 12:02pm - IP Logged
Forgot to mention its certainly working in all the downpours we are having.
Message posted by janmanessi on 09áNovemberá2009 at 4:50pm - IP Logged
I have looked for Creosote on several occassions without any success. I have bought several "equivalents" but these are not effective in terms of killing off wood degrading fungi that are already there in the wood. Might be ok for protecting wood that is not yet infected, I do not really know for sure . And these so called equivalents do do have same strong odour or colour as creosote and are thinner So, probably bringing some out is the answer if you have wood that is already infected?
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 12áNovemberá2009 at 12:11am - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
The wood yard just south of Sidari sells tanalised wood as well as what looks like bright green sprayed on product.
Message posted by J&L on 12áNovemberá2009 at 12:33am - IP Logged
As far as coal tar creosote itself is concerned because of its carcinogenic nature its use was severely restricted by the EU back in 2001 by way of Directive 2001/90/EC. This limits the sale of creosote to professional users only and severely restricts where the treated wood may be used. Apparently there used to be a Creosote Council in the UK , but following the EU Directive it was dissolved in 2002.
So I would imagine that it must be virtually impossible to find in the UK now too. I believe that there are still products that are called creosote, but I imagine they are not what they used to be.
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