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Tenting for Termites. Effect on guitar woods???

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:09 pm
by Rick Lee
Hey Y'all. I'm going to have my house tented for termites. I live in Tampa Bay, Florida, and it is a needed event. They are going to use Vikane gas. I store some of my wood in the house. My question is: what, if anything, is the effect of the gas on the wood? Does it effect the finishing process? If it is totally safe, should I bring in the lumber from the shop? The Pest People say that it will not give me any problems, but I would like to be sure. Thanks.

Re: Tenting for Termites. Effect on guitar woods???

PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:36 pm
by David King
You can read all about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulfuryl_fluoride
I don't have any idea whether it would have any effect on raw wood but I'm guessing it won't.
"Because it leaves no residue, sulfuryl fluoride provides no protection from future infestations"

Re: Tenting for Termites. Effect on guitar woods???

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:55 pm
by Rakesh Rahangdale
That was a great information!!!

Re: Tenting for Termites. Effect on guitar woods???

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:58 am
by Bob Hammond
The information about its greenhouse gas properties is disturbing too.

Re: Tenting for Termites. Effect on guitar woods???

PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:02 am
by David King
I would opt for heat treating any day of the week. I think that's 160ยบ F for an hour or something. I suppose it depends on the mass of the wood.