waterproofing wood

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by fountainman, May 9, 2007.

  1. Bergalia
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    Now you're brown-nosing......:)
     
  2. Frosty

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    Talking of dumb questions,-- heres one.

    Why the paranoia about the wood getting wet--they build boats from wood dont they.

    Didnt they bring up the Mary Rose from the bottom after being there 300 years.
    Put salt in the water or bleach.

    And here is the dumb part 2

    Most people make fountains out of cement---I always do.
     
  3. alan white
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    Sure, can you imagine a boat made out of cement?? Hahahaha!
     
  4. geedee69
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    Water proofing

    Hi,
    I would use Epiglass Everdure thinned by 25% with Epiglass thinners ... Everdure is a two pot epoxy .... with the above mixture it makes the "brew" thinner and it soaks in real fine, just keep brushing on coats until the wood will not take anymore with special attention to the end grain... this is a great product and dries almost clear...

    Cheers,

    Geedee70

    http://groups.msn.com/FerroCementYachts
     
  5. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Hey, I know-- why not just replace the water in the fountain with wood preservative?
     
  6. VKRUE
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    VKRUE Just another boat lover

    Quote by: Geedee69.. I would use Epiglass Everdure thinned by 25% with Epiglass thinners ... Everdure is a two pot epoxy .... with the above mixture it makes the "brew" thinner and it soaks in real fine, just keep brushing on coats until the wood will not take anymore with special attention to the end grain... this is a great product and dries almost clear...


    Sounds like CPES (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer).

    I thought about suggesting this my self but, thought it to be a bit costly for a fountian...... but, then again, I'd do it !!!

    So what about the fish ? Will this fountian be used with fish ?

    Next year, I intend to do a backyard pond with a fountian of some sort. I will have fish in my pond. I will, no doubt, do the fountian home made (just to be creative).
     
  7. VKRUE
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    VKRUE Just another boat lover

    By the way,,, my nose ain't brown
    :D :D :D

    :p
     
  8. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    You could use plastic fish.

    It would be cruel any way to keep a fish in a fountain. The fish would get sick and throw up if it was going through the pump and out the jet all the time.

    I have seen clockwork fish that could be just as effective.

    I suppose it would be time consuming to keep winding the fish up, but that better than writing on forums or reading books.

    And --you would only need to wind up the fish if you had guests. But you could use it as an excuse to get away from the boring conversation. You could say "excuse me I have to wind up the fish"
     
  9. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    You're killing me, jack.
     

  10. VKRUE
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    Boy is Jack wound up !!!

    Somebody unwind Jack :eek:
     
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