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Old 03-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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How long in general does it take for stud to rot?


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?

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How long in general does it take for stud to rot?


Just a general answer. Around 1-6 months is good.
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How long in general does it take for stud to rot?


some wooden studs have been around a few hundred years
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How long in general does it take for stud to rot?


if you want rapid rotting if its kept at or above 19% relative moisture content.. just an example.. kiln dried is at roughly 5%
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How long in general does it take for stud to rot?


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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