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Any way to stop bamboo from splitting?
twitch
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From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2009-06-03 6:58 pm   Permalink

So, is there any treatment for 'boo to help it stop from cracking apart in summer heat?
Every once in a while I get the crap scared out of me by what sounds like gunfire coming from behind the bar, and when I go to check, another piece of the canopy or shelf-edging is split up.
Is there some kind of coating (I just have it singed & stained) or do I just leave it & call it the aged look?


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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2009-06-03 9:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-06-03 18:58, twitch wrote:
So, is there any treatment for 'boo to help it stop from cracking apart in summer heat?
Every once in a while I get the crap scared out of me by what sounds like gunfire coming from behind the bar, and when I go to check, another piece of the canopy or shelf-edging is split up.
Is there some kind of coating (I just have it singed & stained) or do I just leave it & call it the aged look?






knock out the nodes or drill 2 holes per culm.

basically it's like a steam engine waiting to blow!

relieve the pressure and you should be good to go.

p.s. my Public Service Announcement for the year!
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2009-06-03 9:25 pm   Permalink

p.s. or, split it prior. 2 for 1!
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Chip and Andy
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Joined: Jul 13, 2004
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2009-06-04 05:15 am   Permalink

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On 2009-06-03 18:58, twitch wrote:
Any way to stop bamboo from splitting?



Have you tried couples counseling?





 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-06-04 12:28 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-06-04 05:15, Chip and Andy wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-06-03 18:58, twitch wrote:
Any way to stop bamboo from splitting?



Have you tried couples counseling?







Buy it another round!


 
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twitch
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From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2009-06-05 3:46 pm   Permalink

[quote]
On 2009-06-03 21:23, RevBambooBen wrote:
Quote:


knock out the nodes or drill 2 holes per culm.

basically it's like a steam engine waiting to blow!

relieve the pressure and you should be good to go.

p.s. my Public Service Announcement for the year!




Alright, thanks Ben! I'll give it a shot on the undamaged stuff.
I'll be replacing a lot, but it's a good excuse to rip it all apart to improve it, maybe try a new look.
Another lesson learned: I've splashed enough alcohol over the stuff to know that it's NOT a preservative.
Or maybe I'm just applying it wrong....


 
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whorton
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Joined: Oct 26, 2004
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From: Claremore, OK
Posted: 2009-06-07 7:57 pm   Permalink

How do I stop Bamboo from splitting?

I usually offer it a few strong drinks, take it's keys and try to reason with it. . .


 
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