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Old 09-21-2019, 02:24 PM
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I was going to by some pressure treated wood to use for new bunks today but when I got to the store I noticed some of the pressure treated did not have the light green tint I am used to seeing. Then when I asked an employee for help he told me the stuff that isnt green isnt rated for ground contract. Which makes me think its less resistant. The stuff that is green is rated for ground contact I guess.

This was at Lowes. I need to get 2x6's and they did not have the rated for ground use treated lumber in 2x6. They had it in the non-rated stuff.

Can someone shed some light on this? Is the rated for ground use stuff more resistant?
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:48 PM
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Home Depot has lumber rated for ground contact. I used it for trailer bunks years ago and found it as good as the stock bunks that came on the trailer. Dock supply stores sell marine lumber that has a much higher level of treatment and is designed to be submerged continuously. It's expensive but should last forever in this application.
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Old 09-22-2019, 01:20 AM
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Pressure treatment is clear, green is just a dye just like to resemble CCA.we have blue and green colour in Australia .
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