treated lumber in basement


Old 07-17-02, 02:23 PM
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Unhappy treated lumber in basement

Dear expert,
I am discussing building a room in the basement for my teenage
son with a contractor. He wants to use treated lumber for wall
framing. I was under the impression that you shouldn't use
treated lumber indoors. What do you think?
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Old 07-17-02, 09:04 PM
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Hi There:
My husband is a contractor. Since I work often work with him I believe that I can answer your question.
If your basement has any dampnessin it treated lumber is the only way that I know of to prevent future damage to your project. We are currently doing the same thing in an old house where the basement has so much moisture in it that water often stands at least over a portion of the floor. If you don't want the walls themselves built with treatedlumber I would suggest that at least the portion of the wood that touches the floor is treated. The health hazards that commonly come from treated lumber are mainly in the cutting process. I hope this helps you.
Old 07-17-02, 10:10 PM
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The lumber will be enclosed in the wall, so there is no health exposure.

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