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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello - I have question and could use some help - I'm building an 8x8 shed on a 9x9 slab leaving 6" of concrete on each side. I used galvanized Redhook wedge anchors to secure the wood to the slab and used a sill plate gasket under the PT wood. I just realized that I screwed up in that the...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I am getting water in my basement which is directly under my front porch. This happen when we get heavy rain. *sorry the attachments are sideways, not sure why that happened* My deck floor is made out of pressure treated wood (see Front Porch attachment). I'm not sure what is underneath it...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I replaced some bilco/bulkhead doors out of 1" (3/4" true thickness) pressure treated. I could not find tongue and groove material so I did it myself. After construction I am astonished at the amount of shrinkage/warping that has taken place as the lumber has dried. Refer to pictures; one...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    The lumber yard screwed up and delivered AC2 pressure treated instead of traditional framing 2x3s for my basement project. I plan to use them to finish the ceiling with nails, drywall, etc. Are there any concerns with using PT instead of framing lumber? Can I still use normal fasteners and...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I wanting to put in a retaining wall probably 40' long and 5' tall. basically I'm wanting to just frame in a wall with 2x4 studs and with 2x4 anchors, then cover the 2x4's with either 1/2" plywood or MDF" because I might be able to get those for free. Then I want to cover the wall in cement...
  6. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have PT material left over during the construction of a pergola. Because of the change in weather I will not be able to use the remainder of the material until spring. I have 2 pieces of 2x10x12 pressure treated lumber to store over the winter. I was wondering how to store this properly to...
  7. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I am building wooden steps using 6" x 6" PT timbers from Lowes and following the procedure shown in an online video from This Old House - http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,1630959,00.html I will start wih two 4-foot "sleepers" underground, then will create 4-foot long treads by cutting...
  8. Building & Construction
    Our contractor is in the finishing stages of rebuilding a pressure treated deck, stairs, and columns on an open air covered deck. I have some questions about quality, and I'm hoping you all can give me some answers: 1. The wood has dark brownish/grayish spots and in some cases whole areas of...
  9. Painting
    All roads lead to giving pressure treated wood 2 to 3 months average time to "dry" before considering staining (or whenever the water droplet test passes). My client is suggesting stacking the new lumber under his carport to dry. I'm concerned that not being installed, it may tend to warp and/or...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello, I have a pergola with 20ft long girders and 14ft long cross-beams or rafters. I have notched only the cross-beams and installed them onto the girders. Unfortunately, I couldn't get to installing brackets on the beams until a week later, and the beams became warped and bent. All the wood...
  11. Remodeling
    I am finishing my basement and forgot to use treated wood on the floor and walls where it touched the concrete. Is there anyway to fix this problem other than totally replacing all the boards? The inspector said there is a product you can use to paint on the wood to make it treated. I can not...
  12. Building & Construction
    Does anyone know if building a home with pressure(or CCA/arsenic)treated lumber decreases the value? I'm looking to buy a home (built in '98), and I just learned that the soil has some contamination from the pressure treated lumber they used in the frame. I know that the levels tested in the...
  13. Carpentry
    I am trying to build a platform on my boatlift in South Florida. The platform will be submerged in salt water periodically. The dimension of the platform will be 16' X 42". It will be placed on the Aluminum beams of a boat lift. I will be using pressure treated wood. Possibly 3 peope will be on...
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