For those specifications that call for an exterior fire retardant lumber or plywood that will have exposure to the elements or high humidity conditions Flame Safe XT is the product of choice. The fire retardant chemicals, impregnated into the wood under pressure, begin to react when the temperature approaches 272°C, the point where wood will ignite. This test was intended to demonstrate that even in the situation that fire fighters cannot fight the fire for along time, the structural integrity of the wood member remains intact. As anothermethod, a /2 inch thick piece of wood is positioned in a pressure vessel which contains a sufiicient amount of the impregnating solution to cover the wood. The wood shouldn’t burn too much as long as you make sure that it is very well sanded.
Not all species of wood are treatable, and the species that is certified for treatment for lumber may not necessarily be certified for treatment as plywood and vice-versa. There is, however, a set of NFPA stipulations which state that wood burning appliances can be safely placed closer to walls if an appropriate thermal barrier is protecting all combustible material. Wood Seal-A (Class A) Fire Retardant is basically a more robust version of the Wood Seal Fire Retardants.
Wood Seal-A Fire Retardant is also a water-based product with performance additives and alcohol based penetrant additives. This test exposed the fire-proof structural wood member to intense heat for 2 hours, and goals and implications of this test was to ensure the structural integrity of the wood member remain intact until the fire is extinguish. The end result is a product that has 2.5 to 5.0 pounds of salts per cubic foot of wood product.
Keep your gear in that nice old barn as is, make some rolling tables, tool carriers, carts etc. I would like to treat the wood with some type of fire proofing spray or treatment to ensure I have covered all my bases for fire safety. The flame spread number is then used to classify the wood as A, B, or C. Class A has a flame spread number of 25 or below, class B from 26 to 75, and class C from 76 to 200.
Insurance Standards: Many insurance companies have standards about how a wood stove heat shield needs to be installed. If you only need it to protect the contents for ten minutes, skip the coating and make the sides and bottom about four inches thick. Microwear analysis of the Mousterian stone tools used by the Neanderthals show that many were used to work wood.
Go to a place that specializes in fireplaces, wood stoves and the like and you shouldn’t have any problems finding what you need. Fire proof plasterboard is intended to provide temporary protection to steel beams in the event of a fire not for continuous protection near stoves. You will also be receiving the weekly Make: Newsletter to keep you inspired with new projects and more product reviews. Another object of the invention is to provide a process which will render wood fire-resistant while not destroying its natural appearance and strength. Please refer to your wood stove manufacturer or wood stove specialist for more information.
Apply ample Wood Seal- A retardant to saturate the wood by brush, roll, and spray or submerse both sides, if possible, to unpainted / untreated (do not apply to pressure treated) wood, paper, or other cellulose products. To achieve this difficult status, wood is put through 10 years of accelerated weathering by soaking, freezing, and sunning and then burned.
Promain take safety seriously and we understand that fire risks are a very important thing to keep under control and that is why we make sure that we stock only the very best fire resistant paints and coatings that can be used on wood and timber to ensure a safe environment whether it is in the workplace, schools, hospitals or homes. Wood Seal Fire Retardant is a mild intumescent retardant but will not prevent fire damage to the substrate. If you are using real wood you can almost count on a few sparks popping out when adding wood to your fireplace.
D-BLAZE fire retardant wood can be painted or stained, easy to handle and work using common tools. More detailed information about fire-retardant-treated wood and the NBCC provisions related to it can be found in Chapter 6 of CWC’s Fire Safety Design in Buildings. Both Wood Seal Retardant and Wood Seal-A Retardant may be over-coated with paint or stain once completely dried.