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Old 01-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Why are some studs painted blue?


Why are some studs painted blue? Like for framing.

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Why are some studs painted blue? Like for framing.
why is some romex yellow? or some orange?
why is pvc primer purple?

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Why are some studs painted blue?


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

Here is a link.

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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



I know that you know this ....just sayin.
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Why are some studs painted blue?


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?

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

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

A little late to the party Turbo.

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I think it means they are sad.
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Perhaps the "Studs" have had too much sex
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Ooh, ooh... my turn.... "because if they were painted pink, they wouldn't be as 'studly'?"
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Their sad because their about to have nails hammered through them and sheet rock hung on them.
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wheres the gong.. those jokes are brutal
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wheres the gong.. those jokes are brutal
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