The perfect tool for Smiths CPES Injection into holes drilled in deep sections of rotten timber.
Instructions for Smiths Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer, CPES Injection into rotten timber.
It is possible to consolidate timber that is so soft you can poke your finger right through it into a block so hard that it could be used as a weapon using these techniques.
- Dry the timber as thoroughly as you can. Free air flow, ventilation, is the easiest means of drying timber once the paint has been removed from the timber to allow the water to evaporate. Whilst CPES will work with damp timber, the water will stop a proper amount of CPES being absorbed, and will compromise the results.
- Drill one or more holes into the rotten section, ensuring that they penetrate the rotten parts
- Use the Ear Syringe to perform the CPES Injection into the holes one by one
- keep topping them up until they take no more CPES
- Allow the solvents to evaporate,i.e. the smell to dissipate
- Repeat from step 2
To clean, either rinse out with Smiths Epoxy Clean Up Solvent, or empty then leave to drain thoroughly onto a paper towel.
Keep unused Smiths CPES in a loosely covered container, out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. Whilst the solvents remain in it, it takes a long time to go off. You may well be able to use the same mixing for your next saturation.
Always wear gloves whilst handling Smiths CPES or any other epoxy resin, as they can all cause sensitization.
Do not smoke around CPES or Epoxy Clean Up Solvent
Ensure adequate ventilation at all times. The fumes from CPES are dense, and will settle at ground level or in lower floors. If working in enclosed spaces with poor ventilation consider using a respirator suitable for organic solvent fumes.