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Old 08-06-2015, 05:57 AM   #1
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Contract Clause For PT Wood


Do you guys have a clause in your contracts for PT wood checking and twisting? If so, could you share?

Just had a customer from a few weeks ago text me some pics of 3 of his 4x4 railing posts that have minor checks and I just know he is freaking out. Of course I warn everybody about PT wood, but would like to have something solid in the contract I can remind them about when their emotions take over.

How would cedar railings look on a PT (brown) deck? Cedar 4x4's are more stable, right?
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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This is why I don't use any exposed wood for decking or railing. Wood sucks

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This is why I use only Cedar for the exposed wood for a wood deck. Exposed PT Wood is a huge sponge.

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Tell him to use construction adhesive to fill his cracks, and than stain the damn posts
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Tell him to use construction adhesive to fill his cracks, and than stain the damn posts
That's a joke right?
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PT lumber is prone to twist, check, waning, cracking its a given.
Generals/Builders have material variances in contracts under warranty section such as dye lots, natural causes what have you. It only makes for good business to cya. On the other hand if its small checking etc explain it again. If the post does a backflip replace it. Its wood.
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This is why I use only Cedar for the exposed wood for a wood deck. Exposed PT Wood is a huge sponge.
Dig up a 4x4 pt post and a cedar post that have been in the ground in same area under same conditions. The cedar will resemble a pencil if its been in the ground long enough. Have you ever painted/stained cedar and it just keeps soking it in, thats a sponge. Dont get me wrong I like cedar but give me composite anyday. Pt and cedar both have their ins and outs like anything else.
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that's a joke right?
no joke it works.
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That's a joke right?
no, I had some fine woman complain, about cracked 6x6's under her deck, raise the old internet hate campaign, than went to the building department to finally get her justice and they backed me up.

Bitch, I mean nice customer, went away never heard no more from her
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Use bitch tape it fixes everything
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HD make up your own clause, saying something like " Due to pressure treating process, water and preservative chemical content is added to the lumber to the point of saturation. Naturally during drying process water exits the wood cells during the natural drying process causing acceleration of natural twisting/bending/splitting of lumber, therefore it is HO responsibility to maintain/replace cracked or twisted lumber."
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^^^Perfect
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Greg that is good. I did write up a bit but yours is very detailed. I will add it to mine. Thanks! Thanks everyone.

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