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Old 12-22-2008, 12:17 PM   #1
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Adding a wall, what type of wood?

I'm installing (or extending rather) a wall in my house which has a concrete slab. I noticed that the 2x4 bottom plate that touches the concrete on the existing wall seems to be the color of pressure treated lumber. Should I use pressure treated lumber for the bottom plate of my new wall?

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Adding a wall, what type of wood?

Yes you should. You must also use hot-dipped galvanized nails for all nails that go into that treated material.
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