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Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by SwampCat, Nov 5, 2017.
bought some treated 2x4x8’s. They are 3/8” longer than 8 ft. Has that always been the case?
The last few batches I have bought have been about that much too long too. I have to trim every one.
Been that way for a long time. Better a little long than a little short. Oh no....did I say that?
WOW.You got a deal usually shorter than 8'
If you bought a 2x4x8 it will be 1/4” longer than 8’ - give or take.
If you bought a 2x4 stud it will be 92 and 5/8.
16 ft material is usually about an inch long at most lumber yards. Lowes material is exact alot of the time.
In the woods they actually have us cut it a foot longer than the length they are wanting.
They do it as a precautionary. But it’s an inconvenience when building.
Seams like treated runs more out of spec than non....I assume it gains some length with the higher moisture content of the treatment...just what I thought
Nope not usually, but on a side note has anyone else noticed that treated wood these days is not as good as it used to be in years past ?
Not nearly what it used to be.
I was always told that boards are a little long so they can be squared, 16 penny nails are a little long because they are supposed to be sunk at an angle, and studs are exact because you don't cut them to length.
Yes, The gooberment outlawed the good stuff in case some idiot decided to eat treated wood 3 times a day for a month.
Strictnine is not in them any more.probably didn't spell that right.
I've been out of commercial construction awhile, but it's been that way for quite a few years now.
I got a deep splinter in my thumb one morning while cutting treated 2x6s with a miter saw...by 6.00 pm I had 2 red streaks running up my arm to my armpit! I had surgery @10pm that night, and the surgeon informed my that "wolmanized"(green) board treatments contained animal renderings among other things!
I thought it was arsenic ?
Other things like arsenic!
That's right,I was thinking the wrong thing.