Wood-tar oil; an oily antiseptic liquid, of a burning smoky taste, colorless when pure, but usually colored yellow or brown by impurity or exposure. It is a complex mixture of various phenols and their ethers, and is obtained by the distillation of wood tar, especially that of beechwood.
A wood preservative for exterior fencing etc.
Oily liquid from coal tars used to waterproof wooden beams and piers. Simulated with black and gray paints.
By-product of smoke accumulation inside a chimney. Regular scheduled maintenance of the chimney, flue and fireplace or appliance should be performed to prevent build-up in the flue.
oil based preservative used to prolong the life of wood.
A wood preservative that is relatively insoluble in water. Also known as coal tar.
A petrochemical based wood preservative. f g h i j k l q r s w x y z
a colorless or yellowish oily liquid obtained by distillation of wood tar; used as an antiseptic
a dark oily liquid obtained by distillation of coal tar; used as a preservative for wood
treat with creosote; "creosoted wood"
A liquid coating made from coal tar once used as a wood preservative. It has been banned for consumer use because of potential health risks.
an oily liquid obtained from coal tar used primarily as a wood preservative.
Over time, this flammable buildup occurs in chimneys. Being combustible, if not cleaned, it can ignite and cause a house fire.
A black, gummy, combustible substance which is formed when wood burns. Since it tends to cling to the inner lining of the chimney, it should be removed periodically as a precaution.
Chimney and stove pipe deposits originating as condensed wood smoke (including vapors, tar and soot). Creosote is often initially liquid, but may dry to pryrolze to a flaky or solid form.
A wood preservative consisting mainly of aromatic hydrocarbons obtained by distillation of coal tar. Used to preserve wood products such as utility poles, fence posts, and the like that come into contact with the ground.
Chimney and stovepipe deposits originating as condensed wood smoke having three stages. 1st stage is soot, 2nd stage is lumpy and crisp, 3rd stage looks like roofing tar and is smooth as glass.
A yellowish to greenish-brown oily liquid obtained from coal tar and used as a wood preservative and disinfectant.
a flammable, tar-like substance caused by unburned wood particulates mixing with moisture. Burning unseasoned wood and/or low firebox temperatures are the most common causes. A creosote build-up inside the chimney or stovepipe can result in unpleasant odors and unsightly discoloration and dripping on the stovepipe. In extreme cases, creosote represents a serious fire hazard for homeowners. Chimneys should be cleaned at least once per year to control to prevent an unsafe build-up.
A very flammable by product of combustion that can build up within the smoke pipe and chimney and then ignite, causing "chimney-fire."
A wood preservative that is not available for use around the home because of its toxic nature.
A type of liquid coating made from coal tar that is used as a wood preservative. It should not be used on wood that will be painted later.
A black, tar-like substance that is one of the by-products of combustion when wood burns. In the home, these substances exit the fireplace and flow up into the relatively cooler chimney, where condensation occurs. The resultant flammable residue that sticks to the inner walls of the chimney is called creosote. It is highly combustible and, if sufficiently heated, can ignite and start a flue fire.
Coal tar based chemical preservative used to treat wood items to protect them from decal and deterioration.
Creosote is the name used for a variety of products: wood creosote, coal tar creosote, coal tar, coal tar pitch, and coal tar pitch volatiles. These products are mixtures of many chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (known as PAHs), phenol, cresols created by high temperature treatment of beech and other woods, coal, or from the resin of the Creosote bush. See also preservative.