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Grading Lumber
« on: August 11, 2016, 09:27:55 AM »
Ladies or Gentlemen, can anyone tell me how I can get the lumber I cut graded for use for my own buildings? Sumter County GA just informed me any wood. Cut for framing has to be graded.
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Re: Grading Lumber
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 09:52:43 AM »
If what you are building is "engineered", your engineer can sign off on your wood.  Otherwise, you need to find a traveling grader.
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Re: Grading Lumber
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 10:13:52 AM »
Here in saskatchewan canada I can use ungraded lumber as long as it is not support walls.
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Re: Grading Lumber
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 12:27:35 PM »
Try contacting the southern pine bureau. I think they have traveling graders. Or ask them if they don't.
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Re: Grading Lumber
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 07:54:18 AM »
Yes, call the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau. 
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Re: Grading Lumber
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 07:34:47 AM »
Timber Products Inspection (TPI) out of Conyers GA. They specialize in traveling timber grading services.

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