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Pressure treated wood should be dried out before painting. 3 monthes - a year depending on climate. I would go with a good primer first before painting. Use floor paint for floor or just go with a solid stain.


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You may not use electro-galvanized bolts for ledger or joist-beam attachments. See IRC 502.2.2.1. Hot dipped or stainless steel only. Electro-plated is also not appropriate for contact with treated lumber. It may be that the bolts you listed are hot-dipped, but usually those magic words are listed, due to the code requirements.


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I would recommend the stainless steel bolts. They cost more but are stronger and avoid the rusting and corrosion problems of steel bolts. The thing I like best - the stainless steel lag bolts have sharper well defined threads which cut nicely into a properly pre-drilled pilot hole for a superior holding power. Hot dipped lag bolts tend to mush themselves ...


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Fresh Alkaline Copper Quaternary(ACQ) treatment leaves the wood very wet. In a month of dry conditions (in the sun), they will dry out and be much less splotchy. The green will eventually be gone, going to gray in 12-18 months. I know you didn't want to stain, but consider a light 'cedar' tone to even things out, until the green fades. Once dry (3-5 ...


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No UC code could mean two things: either it was ripped off on purpose, or by accident, or its UC code is so low it doesn't rate to be classified (garbage). UC codes are "usage categories", running from UC1 (the lowest) to UC5 (the highest). But the UC code is only half of it. A UC code must be matched to the retention rating of the chemical injected into ...



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