Connect Post to Footer with ACQ lumber
I am wanting to know what to use to connect a footer to post and post to beam on a deck when using ACQ (chemical used in the wood) pressure treated lumber. The company does not have a specification sheet. I am concerned that galvanized nails and galvanized strap on this severe weather pressure treated ACQ lumber will corrode. I am wanting to know if stainless steel, while not as strong, will work and if stainless steel straps are available?
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Connect Post to Footer with ACQ Lumber
Thank you for your comments.
I have attempted for 1 week to get the specification sheet from manufacturerer and no one can provide.
One more question. On Lowes, I found that their lumber shows under this url
under description for Severe Weather 5/4 x 6 x 8 Premium Treated Decking that
Hot dipped galvanized or stainless steel fasteners and fittings are acceptable for use with ACQ treated wood
I can not find this written on other severe weather premium treated materials whether a post or beam... Can this be applied to post and beam that are premium treated with ACQ as well? Or does that item need to also show and state this to know that I can use galvanized steel as well.
Also in the article you provided, it appears for below ground (footings with fastner to post) that stainless steel is recommended. Yet where can one get the stainless steel straps ; only galvanized are easily found. There is a marine store that offers them (costly) and they say to use a nail and not a screw and I would think a screw is better into wood.
Thanks for your help. :thumbsup:
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