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Old 07-16-2015, 07:00 PM   #1
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Acetylated Decking


Ran into a distributor rep today who was pushing this stuff I've never seen or heard of.

Anyone have any experience with acetylated decking, handrails, etc? SYP lumber, c+ grade, and treated with an environmentally friendly chemical, so said the rep. Stuff smells like straight vinegar, sat in my truck all day and the sucker is almost unbearable now.

Seems like there is a rush to fill the void between PT and high end composites and this is the next great thing they tell me - priced about 1.80/LF
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Re: Acetylated Decking


Never heard of it.
Is it greenie- marketed?
Do they recommend certain dressings to use with it...like a special ranch, italian, etc?

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pickled wood...
...used to be the contractor that's pickled
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Pickled wood - I'm serious, you can't believe how vinegary it smells

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SS only is serious pickling...
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pickled wood...
...used to be the contractor that's pickled
That's a good line..
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Pickled wood - I'm serious, you can't believe how vinegary it smells
It should - acetic acid is what they use, and acetic acid is the active ingredient in - vinegar - and pickles.

Also is why silicone fresh out of the tube smells like vinegar.

Serious question: ask the supplier if the stuff is sensitive to acetone.
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Re: Acetylated Decking


I got a sample of this material a few years ago and put it out to the Jon Mon's test out back of the shop.

It still looks the same as the day I put it out, very minor surface checks is all the movement.

The rep said it is treated with a by product of the cigarette industry as the source of the vinegar. They were not interested in selling the volume it takes for decking but rather marketed trim and door jams. There is much info on the web about it.

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Fine homebuilding did a thing on it, as well as other exterior trim options, in their most recent issue. Looks good on paper, but I think it was the most expensive that they outlined. They just looked at trim, though, not decking.
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It has been around a long time - hasn't caught on yet.
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terrible name.

looks like yellow wood

jon hows the sun baked effect?

cig's... by product? more chit to worry about. oh wait I got that covered with my fancy fest set up. more chit to carry up to the roof.
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Yanni, the material I got was clear Siberian Larch 2x6 ruff sawn that had been treated with the vinegar solution the normal way in a retort cylinder. Not yellow pine at all.

I was very impressed by how it stayed completely stable during those weather exchanges. They were 3' long with 0 movement, I still have them laying out there. The Rep shared the rot / bug statistics after years of service , 0 damage there as well.

I even cut 6'' pieces of it and put them out, usually the shorts show more splitting / warping. Same story there.

Vinegar itself is a multi use health aid , I use it my own self daily, the stuff with the mother still in it. It also repels mosquitos and takes the sting out of the bite on contact.

Anyway Rep Man said something about how the suppliers were willing to share the process they used in exchange for 7 million dollars up front. His Dallas based outfit politely declined.

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