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Old 05-30-2014, 03:43 PM  
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Default Pressure treated does not mean ground contact

but it can mean that. Am I the last one to find this out?

http://www.greatsouthernwood.com/products/yellawood

My HD does not seem to carry 2x4s that can stand ground contact.


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Lumber treated for underground are usually incised


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I've seen incising for fence slats (no ground contact) and wondered what that was.
Thanks for a new keyword to search on.
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Typical green treated will rot if it sits on the ground. I always prop mine up on 2" cement pads. The ones I replaced were completely rotted where they were on the ground. The stuff you are mentioning here is different however, and I am sure costs a bit more.
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Typical green treated will rot if it sits on the ground. I always prop mine up on 2" cement pads. The ones I replaced were completely rotted where they were on the ground.
Add a piece of poly between concrete and wood


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