check with your lumber supplier as to if the brown treated wood is rated for your purpose.. as for the split if the part thats split is going to be fastened down i will cut the defect out of the pc of wood and go from there
Thanks for all responses. That's the confusion I have. The brown pressure treated wood is rated for ground and mild water exposure. Hopefully someone that works on framing will see this. I know Contractor Talk has a strict "pro" filter but I'm betting many of my questions will be a bit more specific in knowledge need that DIY as I'm building my own house.....:vs_no_no_no:I'm in NJ. The only brown pt lumber I see is rated for under ground or for weather exposure beams. Non critical fence posts are green pt only, comparing.
There or here, I would think green pt was good for sills. Sills must never be getting wet. Example, I replaced 4' high driveway retaining wall. 6x6 pt, and probably about 40 yrs. Bottom course, always saturated with water, came out looking new. The tops were mostly eaten away by the oxygen using bacteria between the wet-dry cycles.