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Replacing outdoor Wood Cement seperators.


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06-20-00, 07:00 PM   #1  
My 40 year old house in the SF Bay Area has a partially cemented patio. The 2x4's that seperated the poured slab are rotted out. What would be the best wood in terms of Cost/durability to replace these. Also, besides sealing them with a water sealer, what would be the best way to make them last more that 40 years more?

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06-22-00, 04:10 AM   #2  
I would probably use green treated 2x4's. Use penta treated if you can get them there, if not use green treated. They will last 30 years.

 
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06-22-00, 03:57 PM   #3  
Thanks,
I have a question on the green treated lumber. Will it stay green, as the top of the boards will show in the patio.

 
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06-28-00, 05:13 AM   #4  
NO, it will change color in the sun as will all lumber.

 
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