pressure-treated lumber


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pressure-treated lumber

Lumber that has been impregnated under pressure with a chemical preservative or fire retardant.
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It penetrates the substrate to make wood UV resistant, transforms green pressure-treated lumber to a translucent brown tone, and enhances the natural brown tone of pressure-treated lumber.
Japanese standards of pressure-treated lumber are then introduced, which are the main cause for the lack of SYP lumber use in Japan.
Install flashing approved for pressure-treated lumber on top of the ledger.
Demand will also see a positive upswing due to a shift towards higher value items, small increase in pressure-treated lumber production, and solid levels of residential repair and improvement spending.
Formulated for use on previously coated, new or weathered wood--including pressure-treated lumber, pine, cypress, fir, hemfir, cedar, redwood and exotic hardwoods, DeckStrip[R]-ASR contains special wetting agents and a thickener for more effective stripping action on vertical as well as horizontal surfaces.
We used redwood, but you could substitute cedar or pressure-treated lumber.
Another factor in the growing popularity of Clearline's C-Port supports is the trend in construction today to use pressure-treated lumber.
Composite decking (made with recycled plastic and wood fibers) can last for decades without needing the yearly treatment of wood preservatives that even pressure-treated lumber requires.
I own several technical resource CDs on building and construction, but I find the EBN Archives to be the best for its wide coverage of topics--everything from "big-picture" topics such as structural insulated panels (SIPs), moisture control in buildings and roofing options, to specifics such as ceiling fans, nails and pressure-treated lumber.
For 3 decades, builders of outdoor decks, arbors, swing sets, and other unpainted structures have relied almost exclusively on the greenish wood known as pressure-treated lumber.
Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with manufacturers to stop producing pressure-treated lumber over the next two to three years.