|Forum topic by MikeinSC||posted 12-07-2013 08:42 PM||750 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-07-2013 08:42 PM
I have some live oak that has been on a forgotten corner of my property. I cut a few chunks off to see how bad the wood was. The termites are in the sapwood.
I think the heart is worth messing with. If I were to put the working pieces in the oven at low temp long enough to heat the entire piece, would that be enough to kill the bugs and fungus?
Knowing what I know about pathogens and bugs, I stayed at a Holiday Inn once, an internal temp of 250° for a few hours should kill everything. But would it destroy the wood?
Cliff notes: Is putting a piece of firewood in a low temp over for a few hours a smart way of killing termites and making a piece worthwhile?
-- I am what they call a "rookie".