Treated wood

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MrFixIt1977
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Treated wood

Post by MrFixIt1977 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:48 am

Hi,
I’m planning to build a small add-on mudroom/entryway (insulated, heated, finished, etc.) by concrete pier and beam method. Should my beam and/or floor joists be treated? I’m in a wet and snowy region.

Thanks

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Shannon
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Re: Treated wood

Post by Shannon » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:15 am

There is for sure no reason to have your joists treated and really your beam does not need to be either unless the lower perimeter of the structure will not be closed in, then you could do PT on the beam because the ends would be exposed. If you are closing in the lower area then it is not needed.
Remember if you do use PT lumber any fasteners or metal brackets touching it need to be ACQ compatible type or Hot Dipped Galvanized.
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MrFixIt1977
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Re: Treated wood

Post by MrFixIt1977 » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:14 am

That’s what I figured. Just needed confirmation from someone who knows their stuff!
Thanks!

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