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Old 08-15-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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I like to ask if it really matters if I frame my front porch floor with either pressure treated or douglas fur or simular wood ?

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For framing material I dont use anything but PT. As well as SS hangers and nails. It's the only way to do it right.

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Agreed. PT is also the most economical choice for framing any deck.
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Thanks for the reply, I was also told as long as I dont close in the front porch to the house that pt is the way to go! Now its time for the demo & dumpster.
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Well porch is now in the dupster but the way it was built is surprising that it stood as long as it did. They used 3/4 pine x 6" boards boxed it with nothing inside to hold up a roof that is 22ft long x 8ft . The bases were all rotted away.
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i want to enclose my front porch. it is on cinder blocks about 2.5ft high. there is a concrete slab about 3 or 4 inches thick. Can i build on the concrete or should i bust out the concrete first? i heard the floor might be cold in the winter if i leave the concrete slab there

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Old 08-27-2007, 05:44 AM   #8
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i want to enclose my front porch. it is on cinder blocks about 2.5ft high. there is a concrete slab about 3 or 4 inches thick. Can i build on the concrete or should i bust out the concrete first? i heard the floor might be cold in the winter if i leave the concrete slab there
First off, the answer depends on what part of the country you live in. If you live in a cold climate, the walls should be (enclosed) - sitting on top of freezewall footings extending 3 to 4 feet below grade to avoid heaving.

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