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Encyclopedia > Treated lumber

Treated lumber is lumber pressure treated with fire retardant chemicals, to reduce chance of fire and smoke.


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Lumber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1048 words)
Lumber is the name used, generally in North America, for wood that has been cut into boards or other shapes for the purpose of woodworking or construction.
Finished lumber is supplied in standard sizes, mostly for the construction industry, and is primarily one of a few coniferous needle-bearing species such as pine, hemlock, fir or spruce.
Timber or lumber may be treated with a preservative that protects it from being destroyed by insects, fungus or exposure to moisture.
Treated Lumber (1378 words)
Wood treated with creosote is now only used for commercial applications, such as timbers for railroad ties, highway bridges and guardrail posts, and wood used in marine structures - bulkheads, docks, and seawalls.
However, treated wood should not be used where it is likely to become a component of food or mixed directly with foodstuffs.
Treated wood should not be burned in fireplaces, stoves, or other non-permitted units because toxic residue may be produced as part of the smoke or ashes.
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