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Treated lumber
« on: January 05, 2007, 02:58:36 PM »
   I got about 20 or so treated 8"x8"x8` freebies . Think I can cut
  them up for stickers ? if not whats the beat kind of wood
    for stickers ?

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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 03:03:33 PM »
vern, use the treated 8x8's as post.  they are worth much more intact.

You can make stickers out of the same wood you are drying without much fear of stain.  You can also use pine, black gum, and cedar for stickers.  Make sure your stickers are dry.

In a pinch use scrap construction wood, white woods, etc. or even strips of plywood sheeting.

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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 03:36:11 PM »
I went to a big pine sawmill and they let me have several pick-up truck loads of their broke/damaged stickers that they were culling and landfilling (they were putting them in dumpsters and they let me get them out of the dumpster).  From that, I got a bunch of 6' Indonesian hardwood stickers, enough to dry 6 thousand feet at time.  Not sure if that opportunity is available to you, but they sure work nice.
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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 04:41:55 PM »
wdh, i have the same opp. here. and those stickers are very hard i guess from a combination of being ran thru the kiln so many times and/or the type of wood. anyway these seem very brittle to me and man o man talk about a splinter from hades. they seem to hurt me worse than regular splinters.

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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 08:04:48 PM »
I say keep them there 8 by's as they are and use them as corner post on a fence.
 
My neighbor does fences and he has given me lots of free 4x4's from the old fences he dismantles. I use some on the ground to stack logs and the better, straighter ones I'll cut in half to use as the base for my sticker stacks of lumber. Since it's all PT he has to pay to have it hauled off. I've seen lots of good wood go to the dump.  :(

When I'm getting low on stickers, I'll get some pine and cut the logs at 4' 4" and spend an afternoon cutting them into 1x1's. I like having the consistancy of a uniformed lenth. I have had good luck using the loblolly and sand pine I have gotten around my neck of the woods, cause it's a light wood and not very sappy.

One time, I cut a couple hundred and left them laying out on the concrete floor to dry. Days later, when I got back, they were all covered in a thick white mold.  :o I think it was summertime with 90% humidity. Since then, I have been sticker stacking my stickers.  :D

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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 08:41:22 PM »
Sticker stacking the stickers.  Now that is the way to do it!  That way, they don't get confused.

Ely,
You are right about it when you said those reject stickers are dry!  They do have a lot of fine amost glass-like splinters, so I have to be sure and wear gloves when I handle them.
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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 10:06:13 PM »
I also got a load of stickers from a  large local mill.  They use them at nine feet and if breakage occurs, there is plenty left to arrive at the four feet I need.

Milling those 8x8's into stickers creatres a lot of "treated" sawdust for you to breathe and dispose of.  I think they are worth a lot more as they are...intact.

My two cents.

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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007, 09:19:59 AM »
Vern, I agree with the others about not cutting up the 8 x 8's.  If for no other reason than not to be exposed to the toxic dust!

Other potential applications are as cribbing underneath your board piles, or as cribbing within the board pile.  Let me elaborate a bit on the second comment.

I have two different loader forklifts - one that's good for about 2500lbs working load and another that's good for 8K.  Often times when I'm handling stacked and stickered boards I will work with stacks about 24" - 30" tall, so that I can pick them up with either forklift.  I pile these stacks on top of one another, 3 - 4 high, setting 4 x 4's inbetween them to allow me to easily get the forks in and out.  That's what I mean by cribbing wihtin the board pile.
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Re: Treated lumber
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2007, 09:24:36 AM »
  Thanks for the good info guys I think I`ll leave them as is . I
have plenty of pine to cut them out of as lone as they don`t
staine ,I`ll be alright with that...................thanks  :)

    Vern
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