I was recently told to use only certain types of hardware (screws, joist
holders, etc.) with treated lumber. Apparently, only galvanized hardware
should be used.
If regular type (non-galvanized) hardware is used, chemicals in the treated
lumbers will corrode/dissolve the hardware. If this is true, how long
(approximate of course) would the regular
hardware hold up if used with treated lumber??
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If used outdoors, use deck screws (galvanized) screws. These will
eventually corrode and leave black stains near the metal. If you want
to avoid the staining and screw erosion, use stainless steel screws.
These cost much more, however.
If used under cover (barns, garage, shed, etc) any kind of screws may
be used without concern. They should outlast the treated lumber.
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