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Old 05-03-2019, 06:22 PM   #1
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Question Slide Rail Issue

I'd like to get some input on a slide issue I have encountered. Recently, while lubricating the slide rails I noticed that the one rail had pulled away from the slide this created a 3/8" gap between the rail and the exterior wall. This gap allowed water to seep in and rot the wood. I was able to snug the rail back against the panel but two of the screws are in rotted wood and not effective at all. I would like to reinforce this area and was thinking of using an epoxy product like JB Weld to accomplish this. I would appreciate any thoughts on this issue. I have attached a picture detailing the area. The 2 screws on the right are in rotted wood

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Old 05-03-2019, 09:35 PM   #2
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I read on a FB page that the sail boat folks repair this type of rot by drilling a small hole in the rotted area. They then use a small syringe to inject 90% isopropal alcohol into the area to dry the wood. After the wood is dried they inject resin into the area to seal the voids once it hardens. The key they say is to dry the wood to stop the delamination from spreading. I have not tried this method but it sounds workable.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:12 AM   #3
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Thanks Mustang, I will research this solution. It would seem to me returning some integrity to the wood is a better solution. I will let you know how it turns out.
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Old 05-06-2019, 04:25 AM   #4
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Sorry to see the problem,so what is the cause? I’m thinking your slide may be a little off time or alignment And going in cockeye. I would try to re-time the slide to make sure it’s perfectly even first plan of attack
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:43 AM   #5
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That's a good point SandDog. It has finally stopped raining here in Florida. I will work on a solution this week but will check the alignment first. Thanks for your input.
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