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Need to find a source to buy some Propylene Glycol

post #1 of 10
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as RnR outlined in the carpenter ants thread ...

any suggestions other than a Google for purchasing this stuff (non toxic anti freeze) in less than 55 gallon drums?

I've got a 150-200 year old house and some of the tree trunks in the basement could use some attention and now that I've learned about treating dry rot in wood, I wanna give it a try

"Boric acid when mixed with propylene glycol (non-toxic version of anti-freeze) has proven to be very effective against many types of termites. The glycol helps the solution to penetrate into the wood and become a part of the wood fibre. This solution is a terrific treatment for dry rot in wood."


suggestions are appreciated
post #2 of 10
i'll be by your shop next week am going to wally world in a bit .i think they have it in regular containers,will check for you .
post #3 of 10
I think Home Depot sells it in the solvent section.
post #4 of 10
Try a swimming pool supply store, it's usually available in 1 gallon jugs. It's what they use for antifreeze in the near ground level pipes during the winter. 8 years in the biz - I learned something.
post #5 of 10
Jamaica Bay is lousy with it...that's aircraft deicer fluid.
post #6 of 10
Any marine supply store. It's used for winterizing boats & RVs
post #7 of 10
Beer distributors may also point you in the right direction as it is used as the refrigerant medium in draft line assemblies. I heard the price has soared in the last year. I hope it's not too bad because I'll need around 300 gallons this fall for a new brewery.
post #8 of 10
It's also used 1 to 1 with distilled water to make the solution you use in a humidor.



I get it by the pint at my local independent pharmacy - gotta order it but it usually only takes a day or so.
post #9 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudsy
It's also used 1 to 1 with distilled water to make the solution you use in a humidor.

I get it by the pint at my local independent pharmacy - gotta order it but it usually only takes a day or so.


wait a second ... you use it with distilled water in your cigar box?? That's a first for me Where did ya pick that tid bit up?
post #10 of 10
Been using it in humidor for years as it helps to keep the 70% humidity regular. That and distilled water. Some thing that it is a carcinogen - but you are smoking after all. Got my pint at local Brooks drug store.
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