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Re: Wood preservative

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Stan in Oly, WA

08-02-2013 02:15:28

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Mark, It's my understanding that properly treated wood does need preservative after cutting because the depth of penetration of the preservative is minimal, particularly when using appearance grade pressure treated lumber which lacks the incisions that enhance penetration. Personally, I think it's excessive, but it's a relatively easy step which may protect the wood from future decay, and almost certainly will protect me from future criticism should the subject ever become the topic of a certain kind of household discussion.


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08-02-2013 04:01:22

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 Re: Wood preservative in reply to Stan in Oly, WA, 08-02-2013 02:15:28  
Hah! Been there.

Stan, I've seen the equipment used to pressure treat lumber and it's pretty impressive. I'm told they load the lumber into a large pressure vessel, then evacuate it. Once they've pulled a good vacuum, they then flood the vessel with the solution and pressurize it. Since the air has been sucked out of the wood, the solution is sucked deep into into it. So "properly" treated wood should have preservative all the way through it.

That said, a few years ago I bought a some 4x4s at a local store whose name rhymes with "loan repo". When I trimmed them to length, it was apparent that the PT solution had not fully penetrated the wood. The posts have held up OK, but rot is not a real big problem here.

You used to be able to by copper naphthenate at the hardware store, but that went away when they outlawed CCA. Anything to seal the end grain will reduce rot and checking. Boards tend to rot from the end grain because rot fungus is drawn into wood anytime it absorbs water, and water migrates fastest through the end grain.

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Billy NY

08-02-2013 08:05:19

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 Re: Wood preservative in reply to MarkB_MI, 08-02-2013 04:01:22  
I used to haul directly from 2 plants, 4 years worth of keeping the yard stocked with CCA treated lumber, the vessel is impressive, as is the process.

The EPA has quite a bit of information on CCA and I don't know, but I think a lot of this came from Picnic tables and them using it in school yard playgrounds, + Arsenic, but the material did perform well, now they treat it like lead paint.

Osmose, I believe still makes CCA treated wood and the EPA does have a list of approved uses, I do believe you can order it, some of the uses are utility poles, agricultural fences, not sure if they list pole barns or ag buildings, I did post links quite some time ago, its on the web. Osmose link below does have a link to the EPA site. The next link is interesting reading, CCA works fine and is safe when used properly, its just people that are ignorant.

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