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Old 06-17-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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Is pressure treated lumber really needed for a bottom plate? I'm wanting to create a curved wall which I will do the top/bottom plates out of 3/4" plywood. Not sure if Home Depot/Rona has 3/4" Pressure treated Plywood?

Can I just use standard 3/4" plywood?
If not, what would work for this curved wall?

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I do believe, that HD carries Pressure Treated 3/4" plywood. If not, a lumber supply company should have it.

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Another option: use adjustable steel track.
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Another option: use adjustable steel track.
Good option.

Yes, it has to be treated lumber. You can get ACQ treated plywood, but you'll have to go to a lumberyard. I don't think most box stores have it.
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My house is only a year old and the builders installed the framing and insulation around the perimeter. They used 2x3 and no pressure treated bottom plate. Should I rip down everything around the exterior and install a pressure treated piece or is using that sill gasket foam (white thin stuff) under the bottom plate and over the concrete going to be fine?
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If you can isolate the untreated lumber from the concrete, you'll be ok. Foam sillsealer like you described should work well, provided you can get it in there.

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