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Are you asking whether a 2x5" joist will span 15 feet (3m)? No. It'll be a trampoline. (Or yes, but it'll be a trampoline.) Here are your options as I see them: Go with your original plan and lay it on the soil. Then you'll have critical intermediate support even with loose soil. Worst-case scenario it settles into the soil and ends up lower then it ...


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it would be wise to pour either one contiguous slab of concrete or individual pads of concrete under the supports (leveled, of course). This will eliminate the worry of soil type


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He's probably right, but you should have someone check it in about 6 months... any painter worth his salt will tell you if it's too soon. This appears to be similar to How long should I wait before painting or staining pressure-treated wood?


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I'm not sure what preservative-treated means. [Edit: lower in the page it specifically reads "pressure-treated".] Around here, pressure-treated lumber is soaking wet and not suitable for stain/sealer until it's dried at least an entire season. If it's truly kiln-dried, you're free to apply a stain/sealer at any time. To preserve color and prevent surface ...



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