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Old 05-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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How long will it take pressure treated wood to twist and warp before it is installed.

I am building a deck and want to order all the wood but by the time it is all done it will be 3 or 4 weeks. Do I have to worry about the wood(mostly 2x8 and 5/4x6) warping and twisting before I am done.

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I don't quite follow your question. Pressure treated wood is notorious for twisting, checking, cracking and warping, are you planning to let it twist first, then install it? Or are you planning to install it first, then let it twist? Or are you worried that it will twist while it is being stored?

Very hard to stop the typically green southern pine PT lumber from twisting, but if you use appropriate brackets for the connections, the deck should be OK even if the framing twists some. Personally I would never use PT for decking, I don't like the appearance, I don't like the splinters, and there are better options in my book (I like ipe for decking), but to each their own

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I almost agree with Dan. Yes it will curl, twist and cup. Just order more then you think you need and cull the bad pieces. and only install the better ones.
Saves having to do it later.
All 4 X 4's and 6 X 6's will check. It's not going to effect how stong it is. But if they twist Reject them.
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I want to order all the wood in one shot, but if i do this some of it may be sitting around for a few weeks before I can install it.
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Ok, so just return the pieces that get alll funky.
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Joe maybe I could use the funky pieces and call it art and sell it for millions.
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Go to any box store and help youself to all the ones I rejected. Which would be about 75%.
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wait until you need the lumber to buy the lumber and when you break the strap on a bundle of wood be ready to immediately put the lumber down. or cover pile of lumber with white plastic...
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if your not going to be going at the deck full tilt until its done i would only buy what you need for a couple days at a time to reduce the chance of it warping on you.

ive dealt with this in the past working for builders that would have all the deck material on site well before the deck is ready to be built.. when we were ready for it, the lumber looked like hot wheels stunt tracks.. this is the time its really good to have a decent relationship with the salesman at hte lumberyard then you can actually send it back
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Make sure the lumber is stored flat and supported: set up your storage area before it arrives. Keep it bundled and/or stickered, which is probably how it will arrive from the lumber yard. Cover it if you can, the less weather it gets the less likely it is to warp and twist. The worst is when it gets wet on only one side.

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