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Author Topic: Preserving self-milled posts... good product?  (Read 3678 times)

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Re: Preserving self-milled posts... good product?
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2013, 10:01:30 PM »
It is important to appreciate that home treatments without pressure will not provide a great deal of protection, compared to commercial pressure treated wood.  Also, borates will leach out somewhat if the wood is exposed to wetting, so the chemical left in the wood is reduced.  The key to deciding what type of treatment to use is the loss that will occur if and when the treated wood fails.  If the piece is used to support a deck and people could be injured, or if the piece is a fence post that encloses expensive livestock, then failure cannot be tolerated.  So, go with commercial treatments.  A proper commercial treatment, even with ground contact, will last for over 50 years.
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