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Old 08-21-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
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I am building a pole barn in a fairly wet area of bottom land. I was thinking about painting the post with the new bed liner that they have available far added protection. What do you think about this? And by fairly I mean very wet!!!!!!

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Never heard of it being done. Does that stuff even stick to wood?

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What post? Posts that support the structure?

If they are support columns I'd prefer that they stayed out of the ground, and standing water, by attaching them atop a concrete footing that goes from below the frost line to above the water line.

You have to remember that if you seal wood so water can't get in, it will also prevent moisture from escaping if any does happen to get behind the sealant.
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As Fab stated, if its that wet install Sonitubes to complete a concrete foundation below the frost line and then fasten the post on top so you don't expose the wood to excessive moisture.

But to answer the question I wouldn't use a product designed for steel truck bed on a wood post buried in the ground, products are designed per thier functionality, using it outside its intended application will yeild unknown results.

Given the implecations of failure I would not risk the unknown.

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What post? Posts that support the structure?

If they are support columns I'd prefer that they stayed out of the ground, and standing water, by attaching them atop a concrete footing that goes from below the frost line to above the water line.

You have to remember that if you seal wood so water can't get in, it will also prevent moisture from escaping if any does happen to get behind the sealant.
I had considered that but then I have to concern myself with the building racking unless I use diagonal bracing. I'm also poor as a field mouse. I'm sure it will stick to wood and I had seen a company that sells 4x6 posts with a plastic dipped end. Thats what gave me the idea.
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You could just tar the bottom portion of the post. Even if it would work that bed liner stuff isn’t cheap.
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Have you consdered using post brackets in the concrete? Simpson makes a lot if different styles.

You embed that in the concrete....once the concrete is cured, you attach your posts. That way, if a post goes bad on you...easy to replace.

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