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Old 04-27-2021, 01:48 PM
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Having to redo a porch for my sister in law as she has the money was wanting opinions on if the joists would last a few more years all are cedar as can still see the stamping on them any thing that gets replaced will be with pine as lumber prices are flat ridiculous right now. Should we use pressure treated or would plain lumber be ok if painted or sealed
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:10 PM
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Take a look at my post in Off Topic "Pressure treated wood" .
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Old 04-27-2021, 04:58 PM
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Having to redo a porch for my sister in law as she has the money was wanting opinions on if the joists would last a few more years all are cedar as can still see the stamping on them any thing that gets replaced will be with pine as lumber prices are flat ridiculous right now. Should we use pressure treated or would plain lumber be ok if painted or sealed
I'd pressure wash them, maybe repair a spot or two with a splice, spray some sealer and call it a day. What is that square hole under the stairs?

PS: nevermind, I took a better look at your pic and it is sideways! Almost looked like a privacy wall under the deck, you walk on the concrete, moss growing on the opposite wall...
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My 2¢ is that anytime your replacing wood out-doors that you want to last for awhile, use pressure treated wood.
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:27 PM
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I haven't priced it out but I wonder if the composite decking might not be a better choice with the cost of lumber now days. When I redid my front porch I used Trex and it was @2x the cost of PT lumber. but that was back when lumber was cheap. As I said, I haven't priced it out lately.
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Will probably use composite when I replace the decking have about 6 posts to replace and changing the rotten 2x8 across the front to a 2x10 or 2x12 most of the posts are 4x4 and rotted off at the ground going with 4x6 and putting them in about three feet of concrete deck is about 8 feet of the ground on the high end and about 4 foot on the short end. The deck is 28x10.
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Will probably use composite when I replace the decking have about 6 posts to replace and changing the rotten 2x8 across the front to a 2x10 or 2x12 most of the posts are 4x4 and rotted off at the ground going with 4x6 and putting them in about three feet of concrete deck is about 8 feet of the ground on the high end and about 4 foot on the short end. The deck is 28x10.
They make composite posts too.
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Setting wood posts in concrete is a death sentence for them.

Use a form, pour your post, and put a post saddle in the concrete. Little more work, it’s the only way that I will set a structural post anymore. Code in many areas of Canada now too.


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Setting wood posts in concrete is a death sentence for them.

Use a form, pour your post, and put a post saddle in the concrete. Little more work, it’s the only way that I will set a structural post anymore. Code in many areas of Canada now too.


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