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Sbagwell647 03-19-2011 01:11 PM

Framing Treated Lumber
 
Can you frame interior walls with treated lumber? Is it okay to install treated lumber as floor joist in your home?

jimmy21 03-19-2011 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Sbagwell647 (Post 612606)
Can you frame interior walls with treated lumber? Is it okay to install treated lumber as floor joist in your home?

ive always wondered the same thing. My thoughts are that one or two here and there is fine, but you probably wouldn't want to frame your entire house with it because it might put chemicals into your house. Maybe im just overthinking it though

troubleseeker 03-19-2011 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Sbagwell647 (Post 612606)
Can you frame interior walls with treated lumber? Is it okay to install treated lumber as floor joist in your home?

Unless you can purchase WAY AHEAD OF TIME(6 mos or more) and allow to dry out; or have access to KDAT material, it contains way too much moisture for this.

Why do you need pt for interior walls?

Gary in WA 03-20-2011 01:34 AM

Check with your local Building Departments.

Gary

oh'mike 03-20-2011 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by GBR in WA (Post 612972)
Check with your local Building Departments.

Gary

They are not allowed in my area-----Why would you choose treated.which is prone to warping,twisting and shrinking? Very expensive fasteners must also be used.

Just wondering.-----Mike----

Joe Carola 03-20-2011 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Sbagwell647 (Post 612606)
Can you frame interior walls with treated lumber? Is it okay to install treated lumber as floor joist in your home?

Why? Treated lumber s for exterior use.

tayna 07-14-2011 11:44 PM

Glad I read this topic. Didn't realize that treated lumber would do that. I just thought that it would be less prone to decay if I used it for floor joists. I mentioned to two sales guys at Lowes that I was thinking about putting treated 2X10 under my kitchen floor up against the floor joists there because the people that built the house used 2X8s on a 16 foot span and I wanted to reinforce the floor. Its a crawl space and they put ladder like structures all over the place on the ground-built before footers. Neither one said a word about the possibility of shrinkage. Thanks Glad I hadn't gotten started on that project yet.

fulton 22175 07-15-2011 12:04 AM

plus the chemicals in the lumber , and i dont go to lowes for advice on anything , its not like some 18yr old kid is going to now anything or a partime person , all they now is what a computer tells them at least thats how it is around my area


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