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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 05 3:10 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I think creosote was banned a few years back, as you say, but people were finaly banned from using old supplies last April I think. Together with many garden sprays.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 05 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oak fenceposts (unseasoned) available here in 6 weeks.


PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The telephone company and/or electricity company round these parts use 'boron rod' which are about 8mm diameter to protect their poles. My understanding is that they are boric oxide, rather than boron, and break down into boric acid over time. Not sure about the ecological aspects, or economics for that matter, but they have the advantage of being a retrofit option and relatively neat to apply - you just drill an 8mm hole in the post near the ground and stick it in. Will dig around and see what I can come up with.

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