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Hi everyone, is Borax the stuff to use to stop mould growing on boards and detour wood boaring bugs, my monkey puzzle has got white mouldy fur and green stuff, if it's Borax I need where can I get it from, Sorry if this is repeating something I think it might be but as you all know I'm not that good with computers, phones etc

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1 hour ago, gobbypunk said:

 

Hi everyone, is Borax the stuff to use to stop mould growing on boards and detour wood boaring bugs, my monkey puzzle has got white mouldy fur and green stuff, if it's Borax I need where can I get it from, Sorry if this is repeating something I think it might be but as you all know I'm not that good with computers, phones etc

Cheers guys stay safe DSC_0677.jpeg

 

If its the same Borax that is used as a flux when brazing then any welding supplies ......

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24 minutes ago, timbernut said:

Sodium tetraborate it’s the same thing

Thought so .

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It does get rid of mildew and mould. No idea on your application though.

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It’s used as an environmentally friendly cleaning agent used all around the home so makes sense it probably has disinfectant/fungicidal properties?

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10 hours ago, gobbypunk said:

if it's Borax I need where can I get it from,

Borax, Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate....Ebay £5 ish a kilo delivered.........Dissolve 1kg into 5 gallons of warm/ hot  water and paint on to all your freshly milled lumber and fungi / insects should leave it alone,    been using it for quite a while now and it definitely works.

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15 hours ago, gobbypunk said:

 

Hi everyone, is Borax the stuff to use to stop mould growing on boards and detour wood boaring bugs, my monkey puzzle has got white mouldy fur and green stuff, if it's Borax I need where can I get it from, Sorry if this is repeating something I think it might be but as you all know I'm not that good with computers, phones etc

Cheers guys stay safe DSC_0677.jpeg

 

Borax will help. just make sure you have plenty of airflow around those boards,

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Hi I have a drying shed in the corner of my yard open on 2 sides but with a big over hang to keep the rain off and I always sticker my milled boards , I also have an old rabbit breeding shed on the small estate I look after so yeah plenty of air flow I could do with some pallet racking to go in it but I have only just started using it as I am quickly running out of room at my yard .

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