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stevie
 
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Am I going nuts or is am I getting bad treated lumber? It seems that much
of the lumber that I have purchased lately (which is not a lot) warps more
easily than it used to. I purchased lumber from several different sources
(Lowes, Home Depot), but the wood still seems to warp.

What should I be looking for when I purchase treated lumber?

Thanks.


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stevie wrote:

Am I going nuts or is am I getting bad treated lumber? It seems that much
of the lumber that I have purchased lately (which is not a lot) warps more
easily than it used to. I purchased lumber from several different sources
(Lowes, Home Depot), but the wood still seems to warp.

What should I be looking for when I purchase treated lumber?


Tieing it down ASAP...I don't think treated is much worse than it has
ever been. There is a grade that is dried somewhat as opposed to not,
but it is much more expensive and almost never found at the Box
Store...
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stevie, 8/25/2005, 1:24:26 PM, wrote:

Am I going nuts or is am I getting bad treated lumber? It seems that
much of the lumber that I have purchased lately (which is not a lot)
warps more easily than it used to. I purchased lumber from several
different sources (Lowes, Home Depot), but the wood still seems to
warp.

What should I be looking for when I purchase treated lumber?

Thanks.


You should be looking for a lumber yard. You can buy small amounts if
you wish.

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four-putt at Augusta's No. 16 in 1988.
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Yep, the box stores rarely have dry PT. Sometimes it's so fresh that
it feels moist to touch and has noticable extra weight. Try a
lumberyard and look for the stuff that's been there for a while. If
it's dry and the color has lightened a bit, and the boards/studs are
still straight you're in business.

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Duane Bozarth wrote:

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...I don't think treated is much worse than it has ever been. ...


That for moisture/warping...it, like other framing lumber has gotten
much worse on the average for wane, knots, splits, undersized, etc., ...
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