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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Spraying creosote
« on: June 23, 2020, 04:19:20 pm »
When we had our fence put in by contractor, he suggested spraying creosote round the bases in spring.
We've just ordered traditional creosote for some new fencing, but OH wants to spray old posts.
Anyone any advice/recommendations for a sprayer? He's thinking 12v or we could get a small genny down there. Apparently ordinary sprayer will melt.
Been looking at a previous post, we have a big variation in quality of old posts, some rotted right through, some as sturdy as new.



Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Spraying creosote
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 08:47:47 pm »
Real traditional creosote ?
Dont spray .
Reason one , its nasty stuff not all of the spray will go on the post.
Reason two , a brush will apply more to the wood and be of more use than a spaying and all the creosote will end up on the post not on the breeze.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Spraying creosote
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2020, 09:50:41 pm »
I thought you couldn't buy it any more?
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Kiran

  • Joined Apr 2019
Re: Spraying creosote
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2020, 11:56:00 pm »
You can still buy it for proffesional use such as agriculture.

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Spraying creosote
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 03:42:33 am »
I think his idea is just to spray round the base of the posts, so it runs down a bit and protects at ground level.

ZacB

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Suffolk
Re: Spraying creosote
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 06:06:08 am »
Real traditional creosote ?
Dont spray .
Reason one , its nasty stuff not all of the spray will go on the post.
Reason two , a brush will apply more to the wood and be of more use than a spaying and all the creosote will end up on the post not on the breeze.
2nd that.......have seen chemical burns from creosote, not pleasant. Gloves long sleeves & care required when using so wouldn’t recommend spraying. Bloody good stuff though so must be on a ban list somewhere

 

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