Preserving cedar posts

Old 07-25-01, 08:01 AM
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I am replacing pressure treated posts below my porch with cedar logs. I am concerned that they will begin to rot, especially at the bottom, even if I seal them.

What is the best method of preserving them? Would there be any benefit of having the post bottoms soak in an oil based water seal?

I've noticed that manufactured posts are hollow. Does this aid in their logevity?

Your assistance will be appreciated.
Old 07-25-01, 01:59 PM
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It will be a very long time before the cedar will rot, but soaking the posts in a preservative will help a little.
We used to use creosore, but I think it's off the market now. I haven't noticed any hollow posts as you metioned, but any thinner walled post will certainly rot quicker.

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