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
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.
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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