2”x4”x 8’ 3/8”?

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself' started by SwampCat, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member

    bought some treated 2x4x8’s. They are 3/8” longer than 8 ft. Has that always been the case?
  2. Mr. Chitlin

    Mr. Chitlin Administrator

    NE Ark
    The last few batches I have bought have been about that much too long too. I have to trim every one.

  3. fullcredit

    fullcredit Super Moderator

    Been that way for a long time. Better a little long than a little short. Oh no....did I say that?
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  4. jackie53

    jackie53 Well-Known Member

    WOW.You got a deal usually shorter than 8'
  5. luckless

    luckless Member Forum Sponsor 2011 Turkey Contest Winner

    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.
  6. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    16 ft material is usually about an inch long at most lumber yards. Lowes material is exact alot of the time.
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  7. Bucker10

    Bucker10 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    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.
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  8. Gford

    Gford Select Member<br>2015-16 Bow Hunting Contest Winne

    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
  9. KemperCamper

    KemperCamper Select Member<br>2014-2015 Deer Hunting Contest W

    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 ?
  10. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member

    Not nearly what it used to be.
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  11. whetstone

    whetstone Well-Known Member Staff Member

    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.
  12. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    Yes, The gooberment outlawed the good stuff in case some idiot decided to eat treated wood 3 times a day for a month.
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  13. 10pointman

    10pointman Waterfowl forum Sheriff<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Co Staff Member

    Strictnine is not in them any more.probably didn't spell that right.
  14. Saltydog

    Saltydog Well-Known Member

    I've been out of commercial construction awhile, but it's been that way for quite a few years now.
  15. John Stiles

    John Stiles Ultimate Member 2007 Team Turkey Contest Winner

    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!
  16. nimrod389

    nimrod389 Well-Known Member

    I thought it was arsenic ?
  17. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

  18. tmeredith

    tmeredith Platinum Member Redneck Slum Lord

    Other things like arsenic!
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  19. 10pointman

    10pointman Waterfowl forum Sheriff<br>2011-12 Deer Hunting Co Staff Member

    That's right,I was thinking the wrong thing.