L-joint trials: Part 3: Relative performance of a range of preservative products

IRG/WP 02-30292

J K Carey

Long-term trials using the L-joints described in BS EN 330 and AWPA Standard E9-97 have been in progress at BRE since 1982. This paper records the current assessments of decay of L-joints in trials started between 1982 and 1994 with treatments applied to both Scots pine sapwood (Pinus sylvestris) and spruce (Picea sp.). Data are provided on a range of active ingredients including TnBTO, PCP, acypetacs zinc, azoles, isothiazolones, IPBC and disodium octaborate tetrahydrate.

Keywords: L-joint trials, decay rate, out-of-ground contact, joinery, millwork, preservative performance, TnBTO, PCP, acypetacs zinc, azoles, isothiazolones, IPBC, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate

Conference: 02-05-12/17 Cardiff, Wales, UK

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