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Re: A Good Treament for Fence Posts and Poles?


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Posted by Spence on January 11, 2003 at 15:42:09 from (209.226.180.71):

In Reply to: A Good Treament for Fence Posts and Poles? posted by Lynch in E.TX on January 10, 2003 at 15:52:01:

just stay clear of the ready available so called pressure treated wood. Your posts would rot inside out. The pressure couldn't be higher than sea level pressure.

Don't believe me, cut one open yourself. You'd need an electron microscope to measure the depth
of penetration.

Years ago I recall buying it, and observed it was penetrated a good half inch. Not so now.

The advent of the PW foundations 20 years ago had everyone saving on inground foundations. They were guaranteed 60 years. Now all around these parts people are having the backhoes redig for poured concrete. Shows you how strong the construction industry has dugs it's claws into
municiple bylaws, screw up and get away with it.

For posts mix wood preservative 1 part to 5 parts light crankcase oil. If you can get creosote(outlawed mostly everywhere) use that.
The important thing is how long you soak and how dry the posts are.


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