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Old 04-17-03, 05:34 AM
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My house is a little over 2 years old. The basement is framed for several rooms. I noticed that all the bottom plates that touch concrete are pressure treeted lumber. There is one stud that is nailed to the concrete wall, that is not pressure treated...at least that's the way it looks to me. How in the world did they get away with that? Is there a minimum amount of wood that can touch concrete? I think that I will move this stud before I close the wall up. Any opinions/suggestions?

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Old 04-17-03, 01:33 PM
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Check the code there where you are. Here if the wood touches the concrete it has to be green wood ED
 
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Old 04-17-03, 11:52 PM
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do these walls sit on the concrete slab (floor). do they hold up the joists for the main floor?

the only wood that has to be pressure treated is the plates for all bearing walls and the wood frame for the windows.





well thats our code in BC, Canada anyway.
 
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Old 04-18-03, 04:42 AM
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Originally posted by millertime
do these walls sit on the concrete slab (floor). do they hold up the joists for the main floor?

the only wood that has to be pressure treated is the plates for all bearing walls and the wood frame for the windows.





well thats our code in BC, Canada anyway.

Yes...all the walls in the basement are on a concrete slab. No...this wall does not hold up the joists...no it is not a load baring wall...but why would that make a difference?

Well...I think to be on the safe side, I will replace it.

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Old 04-18-03, 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by bverdon



Yes...all the walls in the basement are on a concrete slab. No...this wall does not hold up the joists...no it is not a load baring wall...but why would that make a difference?

Well...I think to be on the safe side, I will replace it.

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sorry I made a mistake in my last comment. The only wood that has to be pressure treated is the wood attached to concrete without a proper vabour barrier.

I guess it depends if there is a vapour barrier between the dirt and the wood (usuall poly under the slab). In this case there may be a vapour barrier on the outside of the concrete wall?


but now that I think about it more. you probly should replace it.
 
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