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Terry1948
Terry1948

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:12pm

Post Subject: Tanalith E

I had a wet rot problem, the leak has been sorted but I need to replace some of the floor. I am considering using decking boards that have been tanalised (Tanalith E). They are obviously for outdoor use but as they are well treated I thought they may be ideal and easy to lay just screwing them to the cross members. My only cause for concern is if they could give off any toxic fumes when they got warm, such as when the fire is lit?

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:17am

Post Subject: Tanalith E

You will find the manufacturer's end user instructions here: http://www.lonzawood.com/Common/Arch_Con_Info_Ta n_E.pdf The manufacturer also has the COSHH sheet for the product. I note that the users states that it is for the supplier to advise on end use. It also says it is suitable for use indoors. Both sheets make much of the product being dry and if damp gloves must be worn. As I am an engineer, not a chemist or timber specialist I can not answer you question. Be aware that over time the timber may well shrink, leaving gaps in the floor. To minimise this use a special clamping device to force the boards together when fixing. It would also be good idea allow the boards to "condition" themselves inside the boat before fixing. Tony Brooks

Terry1948
Terry1948

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:52am

Post Subject: Tanalith E

Thanks Tony, I intend to put two scres in each plank every two feet (distance between cross-members) and I realise they will shrink but that may be a good thing as it will aid ventilation under the boards and help any further damp problems that may arise. Thanks again for your help.

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