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Old 02-11-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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Where can I get used creosote treated wood?


I want to buy a creosote treated pole or railroad tie to use to attract feral hogs to a trap (they rub against telephone poles to keep insects off). I know creosote isn't available retail, anymore. Any thoughts on where I can get these materials?

Is there any alternative material I could substitute for creosote? I've heard mixing diesel with roofing tar is one idea.

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Your post doesn't show where you are located but at least around here it's possible to buy used railroad ties from several of the landscape places. They are always in the best shape because they were removed from the railroad but for your needs they should work just fine.

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Any Lowes, Home Depot, lumber company will have used railroad ties.
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Thanks, I'll check the landscaping places.
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Any Lowes, Home Depot, lumber company will have used railroad ties.
Not all will. In fact in several states now it is illegal to purchase them due to the possible soil contamination from the creosote leaching into the ground.
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Actualy creassote was banned a long time ago. You might find some at the railroad, but doubtful anything available for the usual commercial sources.

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