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Re: treated wood

Posted By: AHandyman
Thursday, 24 September 1998, at 10:24 a.m.

In Response To: treated wood (Mary)

Mary,

To follow is a message recieved today from the site I had contacted on your behalf..

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Date sent: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 10:58:54 -0500 From: James Riley Send reply to: jwriley@ala.net Organization: Great Southern Wood Preserving To: don@ahandyman.com Subject: Treated wood use question

Don,

Several weeks ago you sent us an email regarding a question one of your users had asked about their use of pressure-treated lumber in building a water trough. The question was whether or not the wood would swell enough to seal the leaks in it.

I had not run across a question like this so I referred it to our friends at Osmose for an answer. The answer was as I had suspected and I have given it to you below. I hope this is helpful to your user and apologize for taking so long to get back to you.

Here's a brief answer from Osmose: "Moisture and/or water absorption in treated wood is the same as untreated wood.

However, swelling of wood as a result of moisture absorption is not sufficient to prevent leaks in a water trough."

Let us know if you have further questions.

James Riley Marketing Director Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

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