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abefroman 01-03-2012 09:35 PM

Why are some studs painted blue?
 
Why are some studs painted blue? Like for framing.

TIA

TarheelTerp 01-03-2012 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abefroman (Post 811774)
Why are some studs painted blue? Like for framing.

why is some romex yellow? or some orange?
why is pvc primer purple?

AndyGump 01-03-2012 10:05 PM

It is a treatment and preservative for termites and rot and such.

Here is a link.

Andy.

jproffer 01-03-2012 10:11 PM

Quote:

why is some romex yellow? or some orange?
why is pvc primer purple?
1) Shows the gauge of the conductors.
2) So you can see it was done.

Both things are there to make inspectors lives easier....lazy basta**s :laughing:



I know that you know this :thumbsup: ....just sayin.

DangerMouse 01-04-2012 06:16 AM

Another thought.... are you asking about overall blue wood (BluWood, see Andy's link) or 2x4s at the yard with blue paint on the ends?

DM

woodworkbykirk 01-04-2012 09:24 PM

if the studs are completely blue its because their treated with borate as mentioned earlier..

if its just the ends. it might have something to do with the mill that the lumber came from, color coding can be a method of identifying the length of the studs... its a common practice for osb, red is 7/16", red is 15/32", and blue is 5/8"..

abefroman 01-04-2012 10:41 PM

Yes, I meant the 2x4's that are all blue.

Thanks for the info all!

TurboDIYer 01-04-2012 10:48 PM

Blue wood are specialized wood used to prevent mold and other elements that can strike your home.

AndyGump 01-04-2012 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by TurboDIYer (Post 812901)
Blue wood are specialized wood used to prevent mold and other elements that can strike your home.


A little late to the party Turbo. :whistling2:

Andy.

packer_rich 01-05-2012 08:34 AM

I think it means they are sad.

Marvel 01-05-2012 01:21 PM

Perhaps the "Studs" have had too much sex

DangerMouse 01-05-2012 01:40 PM

Ooh, ooh... my turn.... "because if they were painted pink, they wouldn't be as 'studly'?"
DM

COLDIRON 01-05-2012 03:10 PM

:hammer::hammer:Their sad because their about to have nails hammered through them and sheet rock hung on them.

woodworkbykirk 01-05-2012 03:53 PM

:no::blink::stupid::hang:

wheres the gong.. those jokes are brutal:whistling2:

DangerMouse 01-05-2012 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 813613)
:no::blink::stupid::hang:

wheres the gong.. those jokes are brutal:whistling2:

Come on now, MINE was funny! :laughing:

DM


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