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Pressure Treated Wood?
Aug 31st, 2014 at 11:13am
 
I went to Lowes today to purchase some pressure treated lumber to build a ramp for a shed. On all the stickers it reads:
Not intended for ground contact

Is this something new?
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Reply #1 - Aug 31st, 2014 at 12:13pm
 
Getting away from any liability in case it rots.
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Reply #2 - Sep 1st, 2014 at 10:49pm
 
must be a east coast thing. we don't have any stickers on our PT wood out here. unless you live in CA, then all wood is known to cause birth defects in future CA politicians.
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Reply #3 - Sep 1st, 2014 at 11:02pm
 
David Hamann wrote on Sep 1st, 2014 at 10:49pm:
unless you live in CA

Then everything is known to cause brain defects, but only in politicians. Grin Grin
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Reply #4 - Sep 2nd, 2014 at 7:49am
 
I believe there are different grades of treatment.  At the small home town lumber yards here, when you get into 4x6 post then they are labeled for in ground use.
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Reply #5 - Sep 2nd, 2014 at 10:11am
 
Ron, the term "pressure treated" only means that it has has preservative chemicals in it. The difference between ground contact and above ground use is the amount of preservatives per cubic foot of wood.

The CA Prop 65 warning is on everything and has lost all meaning. I have no problem with labeling something as hazardous, but the same label you put on a can of paint shouldn't be the same one you put on a saw blade. Roll Eyes
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Reply #6 - Sep 2nd, 2014 at 10:12am
 
Kevin Gade wrote on Sep 2nd, 2014 at 7:49am:
I believe there are different grades of treatment. At the small home town lumber yards here, when you get into 4x6 post then they are labeled for in ground use.


I noticed that this morning at Home Depot on 4x4s and 6x6s.

I need 2x6s or 2x8s  Sad
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Reply #7 - Sep 2nd, 2014 at 10:56am
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Sep 2nd, 2014 at 10:12am:
I noticed that this morning at Home Depot on 4x4s and 6x6s.

I need 2x6s or 2x8s  Sad


Obviously we have different selections from store to store, especially out here. "Some" of the BORG stores only offer the posts for GC, not any dimensional lumber.
I am fortunate, that where I live, I can buy Redwood (at a lumber yard) for the same price a standard lumber (not pressure treated prices)
If it's for personal, use  whatever you like, the difference between the amount of chemicals is not that much. Usually .40 lbs per cubic foot for GC and .25 lbs per cubic foot for above ground.
If it's for a business, you may be required to use "ground contact" lumber.
There are also many types of GC lumber,
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Re: Pressure Treated Wood?
Reply #8 - Sep 7th, 2014 at 4:03pm
 
Ron Sardo wrote on Sep 2nd, 2014 at 10:12am:
Kevin Gade wrote on Sep 2nd, 2014 at 7:49am:
I believe there are different grades of treatment. At the small home town lumber yards here, when you get into 4x6 post then they are labeled for in ground use.


I noticed that this morning at Home Depot on 4x4s and 6x6s.

I need 2x6s or 2x8s Sad



Unless you plan on living longer than your avitar it should be fine! Wink
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Reply #9 - Sep 7th, 2014 at 6:27pm
 
Since I had no choice I went with the "Above ground" pressure treated wood.

Chris Neilan wrote on Sep 7th, 2014 at 4:03pm:
Unless you plan on living longer than your avitar it should be fine!

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