Cobra™ Rods are a way to spot treat decay prone areas such as log ends that are already coated with a finish.
Once inserted into damp or wet wood the borate / copper complex in Cobra Rods dissolves spreading the active ingredients into areas surrounding the rod. This eliminates active decay fungi and helps prevent rot for 8 to 10 years.
Cobra Rods are 7/16" in diameter and are two inches in length. A 1/2" diameter drill bit is used for installation. The installation holes may be plugged with the accompanying plastic plugs or Energy Seal.
A typical six to eight inch round log end will require two 2” long Cobra Rods inserted within 4 inches of the butt end.
Cobra™ Rods are a trademark of Genics Inc., Spruce Grove, Alberta Canada
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|Bag of 10|
- Great for ground-contact wood
- Product Label
|Use a ½” drill bit to drill hole.||Drill hole to a depth of at least 3 ¾”.||Clean out the hole and insert the Cobra Rod.||Insert the plastic plug into the hole.|
|Using a screw driver twist the plug clockwise.||Make sure the top of the plug sets about ¼” below the surface of the wood.||Fill the hole with appropriately colored Energy Seal.||Smooth with tool or finger. After a few hours the Energy Seal may be stained to match the surrounding area.|
T Matthews in TN (03/02/15) - "We use cobra rods when we have soft areas in log posts and handrails to keep the rot from going any further."