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Old 01-07-2017, 12:58 PM   #1
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Is pressure treated required for INTERIOR block walls?


Have an interior block wall that I would like to add some furring strips to and then drywall. I know treated wood is required anywhere it touches concrete or block on exterior walls. But if I have an interior block wall that is conditioned on both sides can I just use regular wood or does it still have to be treated if it is going to be touching the block wall? From googling I found a few sites that say interior walls that are conditioned on both sides you can use regular wood for furring strips. Just want to make sure before I attach them and find out treated is required.
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What do you mean it's conditioned on both sides? It's not an exterior wall?
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What do you mean it's conditioned on both sides? It's not an exterior wall?
Correct. Not an exterior wall. It's just an interior block wall with living space on both sides. From what I read I should be able to use regular wood since it's not an exterior wall but I also read that any wood touching masonry should be pressure treated. Although I'm thinking thatost assume a block or concrete wall will almost always be an exterior wall so that is why they say that.
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Regular is fine. No moisture coming thru.
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Regular is fine. No moisture coming thru.
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moisture wont come through the concrete but there is a chance it can come up through teh footing or slab if there isnt poly under the slab.. just as a precation staple some plastic or tar paper to the back of the wood lower down just to be safe
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What do you mean it's conditioned on both sides? It's not an exterior wall?
Fairly common here, usually in post-war into the early seventies era. Rather than a steel beam with columns over footing pad, they poured a continuous strip footing with an 8" wide block wall to support the first floor load, with a door opening or two between the two sides.
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Fairly common here, usually in post-war into the early seventies era. Rather than a steel beam with columns over footing pad, they poured a continuous strip footing with an 8" wide block wall to support the first floor load, with a door opening or two between the two sides.
I had this wall in my house. I always wondered what was up with that. At first I thought they added an addition or it was an afterthought to make it larger, but then I saw that the blocks were keyed into the outer wall's blocks.
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