Is PT still good after ripping it?


Old 08-24-17, 02:36 PM
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Is PT still good after ripping it?

I am building a raised bed garden out of pressure treated 2x12s. I want to anchor the corners with some 2x2s driven into the ground. The only ones I can find are not rated for ground contact. I can ripe some leftover 2x12s and make them, but I am concerned that the exposed interiors are not resistant. Is it?

Since the amount I need is so small, I can make the anchors out of either african mahogany or white oak. Would either be adequate for ground contact?
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Old 08-24-17, 02:42 PM
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Are your 2x12s rated for ground contact? if so they'd be better than 2xs that aren't. Rebar would be another option.
Old 08-24-17, 02:51 PM
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Its all good for ground contact but just a question of how long it will be around for,

Personally Id install some 4x4 posts in the corners and then you know you will be good!
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Yes, the 2x12 are rated for in ground. I just wasn't sure if exposing the interior reduces that. Certainly cheaper than buying anything.
Old 08-24-17, 03:10 PM
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You could also soak them in the solution "Copper Green" after ripping. I've had very good luck with that. Seems to work very well.
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Vic proposed what I would have....

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