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    Default creosote substitute

    I live where white ants are particulary active. If you had a wooden leg you couldn't stand still for long.
    I've been used to using creosote for any timber in contact with the ground but now I've run out and find I can't buy it anymore.
    Does anyone know a good substitute that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
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    I dont think there is a substitute. If there was they would not be allowed to sell it to you. Anything that will stop the wee beasties is likely to poison us as well. I have heard of old sump oil being used but it was never as good as creosote. Just a cheep method. Best bet is treated pine posts or something they wont eat. Even creosote only delayed them a bit.

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    jim yeah their is a new type of cresote i work in a mitre 10 will let u knw what its called tomorrow nite just check this thread tomorrow nite

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkypenturner View Post
    jim yeah their is a new type of cresote i work in a mitre 10 will let u knw what its called tomorrow nite just check this thread tomorrow nite
    Great.
    Jim

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    ya can buy CCA treatment in paint tins. also a bituman based product.

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    where do you get them from Carl?
    Regards, Bob Thomas

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    i was getting it form my fencing materials suplyer i dont know what brand it is. im pretty sure bunnings has it also.

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    Things are looking up thanks to you blokes. Bet they don't smell as good as creosote though
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    what about soaking them in VB nothing up here will touch that stuff.bob

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    Sump oil from a car is not that good at stopping them there little blighters. Try sump oil from a diesel engine (a tad more poisionous) it delays 'em a bit longer.

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    Dont know about the smell of creosote being good as I had a bad experience as a young bloke. My dad got an order to make 12 pig shelters for a local farmer. They were made of weatherboard and like small A frame houses on skids. Could be moved around with the forks on a tractor. Guess who got to paint them with creo. I was itching for a few weeks after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkypenturner View Post
    jim yeah their is a new type of cresote i work in a mitre 10 will let u knw what its called tomorrow nite just check this thread tomorrow nite
    jim its from a company called diggers the product is called ECO-INGROUND TIMBER PROTECTA we have it in 4lt bottles

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkypenturner View Post
    jim its from a company called diggers the product is called ECO-INGROUND TIMBER PROTECTA we have it in 4lt bottles

    Hey, I've used a few of "Diggers" products, they have a good range and I have found them very satisfactory - price is good too.

    Here is thier catalogue, mind you I am sure that a heap of stuff isn't listed.
    http://www.diggersaust.com.au/catalogue/index.htm

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    I'm sure that they do a bar oil. but I can't find it listed.

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    just checked it out thet even got casting and embedding resin for all us pen turners
    troy

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