Prevention & Repair
The IPOLE-WPK Woodpecker Hole Repair System has been used successfully by Power Companies in the U.S. and Europe for more than 30 years to structurally repair woodpecker-damaged wood poles.
Wood poles that are used to support power lines are primarily loaded in bending. As a result, the wood is loaded in both Tension and Compression. An open woodpecker hole attracts both wood decay fungi and wood eating bacteria. Structural repair requires that the repair material bond to solid wood, not to the decay. The decay and bacteria must be stopped to prevent further deterioration and failure of the wood.
- 2:1 Expanding E-SAP* Polymer
- Structural Repair of Pole Damage
- Stops Decay
- Deters Woodpeckers
* Patented Electro-Static Activated Polymer
IPOLE-WPK uses a Structural Expanding Epoxy Polymer Concrete (called “IFOAM”) in the repair. Important features are that the repair be STRUCTURAL, STIFFNESS MATCHED TO THE WOOD, CLIMBABLE, and most importantly STOP THE DECAY, and DETER THE WOODPECKER FROM RETURNING. The IPOLE-WPK Woodpecker Hole Repair System meets all of these requirements.
WOOD DECAY IS THE PRIMARY PROBLEM THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE REPAIR OF WOODPECKER HOLES.
Wood Decay is caused by two organisms; Wood Decay Fungi and Wood Eating Bacteria.
Research conducted by the U.S. Forest Products Lab indicate that Wood Decay Fungi Thrive in a Positive Ion Environment and Cannot survive in a Negative Ion Environment.
Wood Decay Fungi
- Secrete digestive enzymes
- Break down the surface and dissolve it
- Thrive in a Positive Ion environment
- Cannot survive in a Negative Ion Environment
(reference: U.S. Forest Products Lab)
According to research published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, Wood Eating Bacteria Cannot Live in an Essential Oil Negative Ion Environment.
- Secrete enzymes that digest the cellulose
- Enzymes chop the food into tiny subunits
- Cannot live in Essential Oil Negative Ion environment
All liquid polymers used to fill woodpecker holes contain FILLER. This is what gives IFOAM it’s Structural Strength. These fillers will eventually separate from the liquid polymer.
IPOLE-WPK is packaged in FLEXIBLE POUCHES that can simply be kneaded to blend the filler back into the liquid.
- Flexible Pouches
- Catalyst-Cured Epoxy
Caulking Tube Cartridges
- Rigid Tubes
- Hardener-Cured Polymer
- Re-blend filler inside Clip-Pak
– Extends shelf life
– Eliminates Shrinkage
BLENDING THE FILLER BACK INTO THE LIQUID IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH RIGID CAULKING TUBE SYSTEMS.
Caulking Tube Packaging
- Cannot re-blend filler inside container
–Product Inside Tubes Separate
–Shelf life is Compromised
- Shrinkage Increases
With Hardener Cured polymers, the curing begins at the walls and progress to the center of the hole. The center is always the last to cure. This means that the center remains soft until the polymer cures. ALL UNREINFORCED POLYMERS SHRINK WHILE CURING. With the center soft, shrinkage causes the polymer to crack. The result is the LOSS OF STRUCTURAL STRENGTH IN THE REPAIR
No Storage Issues!
IFOAM is a carbonated, expanding polymer concrete that DOUBLES IN SIZE while curing. Because it foams, IT TAKES ONLY HALF THE AMOUNT OF IFOAM TO FILL THE SAME VOLUME OF NON-FOAMING POLYMERS.
- 1# IPOLE-WPK Kit = 3 Small Tubes or 1 Big Tube of the competitor.
- 3# IPOLE-WPK KIt = 7 Small Tubes or 3 Big Tubes of the competitor.
Wood Decay Prevention
Where Do The POSITIVE IONS that Wood Decay Fungi Thrive In Come From?
THE POWER LINE’s Electro Magnetic Field (EMF).
Caused by “ELECTRON CONFUSION” resulting from a Phase Shift on the wire’s surface. THE MORE PHASES AND CIRCUITS IN A GIVEN AREA, THE HIGHER THE POSITIVE ION ENERGY THAT IS RELEASED.
Positive Ions are the result of ELECTRON CONFUSION caused by disruptions to the Power Line’s ElectroMagnetic Field (EMF). THE GREATER THE ELECTRON CONFUSION THE HIGHER POSITIVE ION FIELD. Electrons flow smoothly in a DC line. In an AC line, electrons get CONFUSED when they are forced change directions approx. 120 times a second. Addition of a phase shift creates a Positive Ion Field around the power line.
Is generated by the Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) in the power line.
- In DC lines, the EMF is minimal as electrons flow virtually undisturbed in one direction.
- In AC lines, the continually changing direction of voltage and current results in disruptions to the EMF(+).
Possible through the use of E-SAP Negative Charged Essential Oil Particles.
Patented Molecular Rectifier Technology Protects Wood Against Decay. Just as a Rectifier is used to convert AC current to DC in an Impressed Current Anode, E-SAP is used to convert natural energy harvested from a variety of sources to DC current. The difference is that E-SAP DOES IT AT THE MOLECULAR LEVEL.
Proven Cathodic Protection Technology (impressed current anode). Impressed Current Anodes are used to replace electrons in the Steel (Iron) that are lost as a result of corrosion. A rectifier is used to convert AC to DC current.
Electrons are radiated from a Carbon Anode through the soil to the Steel (Iron). E-SAP uses this same technology to Protect Wood Poles from Decay.
IPOLE Wood Pole Paint
IPOLE Wood Pole Paint contains E-SAP-Coated Particles in an anionic hydro-carbon asphalt emulsion. Using energy continuously being harvested from the power line, the IPOLE Wood Pole Paint provides a long lasting solution to the problem of wood pole decay.
Creates a Negative Ion Essential Oil Environment in the Wood
- Negative Charged Coated Particles
- In a Anionic Hydrocarbon-based Emulsion
- Harvests Energy from the Power Line’s EMF
- Time-Releases Essential Oils into the Wood
- Harvested Energy Sustains the Reaction