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policeboy0 03-11-2013 07:02 PM

How long in general does it take for stud to rot?
 
Title explains most of it, but how long does it take for stud to rot? Can it happen in just 3-4 months?

GBrackins 03-11-2013 07:13 PM

depends on wood species and amount of moisture within the wood. some species such as cypress and locust can last an extremely long time. even fragile species such as pine can last if submerged under water without oxygen.

can it happen in just 3 to 4 months? probably so if the conditions are right.

are you looking for something specific or just a general answer to a general question?

policeboy0 03-11-2013 08:09 PM

Just a general answer. Around 1-6 months is good.

GBrackins 03-11-2013 08:13 PM

some wooden studs have been around a few hundred years

woodworkbykirk 03-11-2013 08:51 PM

if you want rapid rotting if its kept at or above 19% relative moisture content.. just an example.. kiln dried is at roughly 5%

oh'mike 03-11-2013 09:05 PM

Mine never rot---so about 300 years if installed properly.

Buried in the ground? Or laying in wet grass? 2 to 6 months.


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