What is this?

Old Jun 1st 2023, 8:30 am
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,767
FenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond repute
Default What is this?

These droplets appear to be coming from our verandah ceiling. They are sticky. Photo was taken 30th April this year.
FenTiger is offline  
Old Jun 1st 2023, 8:42 am
  #2  
Banned
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Hawley
Posts: 958
Jack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

Looks like Honey or Pine resin to me. I guess the only way to know for certain is to taste it.
Jack_Russells4ever is offline  
Old Jun 1st 2023, 8:48 am
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,767
FenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

Originally Posted by Jack_Russells4ever
Looks like Honey or Pine resin to me. I guess the only way to know for certain is to taste it.
I reckon it is pine resin. As mentioned saw a few droplets back in April. Should I be worried? Currently a few are landing on top of a mini bar fridge.

Honey - that would puzzle me because we only get the occasional bee buzzing around. I can't see any hives!
FenTiger is offline  
Old Jun 1st 2023, 8:56 am
  #4  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,767
FenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?



This is the location of the droplets. None appeared on the tiled flooring last year when it was very hot.
FenTiger is offline  
Old Jun 1st 2023, 9:37 am
  #5  
Banned
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Hawley
Posts: 958
Jack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

If it is pine regin I would NOT be concerned about it at all. If it were Honey you may have a hive somewhere. I do not think you have anything to worry about.
Jack_Russells4ever is offline  
Old Jun 1st 2023, 9:44 am
  #6  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,767
FenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

Originally Posted by Jack_Russells4ever
If it is pine regin I would NOT be concerned about it at all. If it were Honey you may have a hive somewhere. I do not think you have anything to worry about.
FenTiger is offline  
Old Jun 2nd 2023, 8:59 am
  #7  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,767
FenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond reputeFenTiger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

I'm still puzzled why this is happening! 🤔
FenTiger is offline  
Old Jun 2nd 2023, 12:34 pm
  #8  
Banned
 
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Hawley
Posts: 958
Jack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond reputeJack_Russells4ever has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

Maybe the timber was not fully seasoned (dried) fully when it was installed. Most fenyo(pine) and for that matter most timber sold here in Hungary is wet when it is at the timber merchants.
Jack_Russells4ever is offline  
Old Jun 2nd 2023, 7:31 pm
  #9  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,095
Peter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

It is pine resin. You can't stop it and it will stop when it is mostly all gone. It is not the same as sap - which will dry out with seasoning. You will find it will be extruding from knots or natural occurring slots in the timber. If it is dripping on the floor you have to scrape it off before it drips. As you will have found out it is quite sticky anti-social stuff. The effects of oozing resin can be mitigated by painting knotting on the wood (I don't know the Hungarian name) The problem will be worse in warmer weather 'cos the resin is softer and will flow easier.

It is not honey. Bees will not leave honey around, they will take all the nectar they collect back to the hive. Bees will collect pine resin to combine with other sap and plant resins to make propolis (the goo that holds the nests (hives) together.. Sometimes the pine resin will get into the honey which gives it a distinctive flavour. Bees will also collect pine sap for making honey - but only at certain times and usually in the absence or shortage of flower nectar.
Peter_in_Hungary is offline  
Old Jun 3rd 2023, 6:44 am
  #10  
Banned
 
Joined: May 2023
Posts: 87
Bill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond reputeBill Sykes has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

Fentiger - try catching some insects in it then letting it fossilize for a few million years - you might get rich?
Bill Sykes is offline  
Old Jun 3rd 2023, 10:01 am
  #11  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 104
Shotgun is a jewel in the roughShotgun is a jewel in the roughShotgun is a jewel in the roughShotgun is a jewel in the rough
Default Re: What is this?

"can be mitigated by painting knotting on the wood (I don't know the Hungarian name)"

I've looked for knotting in Hungary and couldn't find any. A Hungarian friend says he's never heard of it. I took some over from England.
Shotgun is offline  
Old Jun 3rd 2023, 11:34 am
  #12  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,095
Peter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is this?

Originally Posted by Bill Sykes
Fentiger - try catching some insects in it then letting it fossilize for a few million years - you might get rich?
Especially if you make a dino. film
Peter_in_Hungary is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.