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Forum topic by WalnutRidge posted 05-12-2012 07:53 PM 913 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WalnutRidge

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05-12-2012 07:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lumber treating wood pine

Well I finally got the logs from the guy at work today (six loads in my pickup!). However some of the are small enough I don’t feel they will be worth getting milled. They are all at least 8ft tall so I thought about using them for posts to add on to my wood storage shed. Didn’t know if there was an easy way to treat them. Or if anyone had any better ideas for them.

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.


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#1 posted 05-13-2012 12:06 AM

An old method that works is to tar the end of the post that goes into the ground, wrap it in 2 layers of tar paper and tar a second time. Anything above ground treat as you normally would.
MIKE

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 12:49 AM

To go along with what Mike said, dig the post hole a little deepr and put a brick in the bottom of the hole, then the post on top of it. the post will last 3X as long.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#3 posted 05-13-2012 02:00 AM

That’s the way to old timers here in the mountains do their fence post they cut themselves.

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#4 posted 05-13-2012 01:32 PM

Awesome thank you for response. Don’t know what I don’t without lumberjocks!

-- Josh- What you put in determines what you get out.

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