When do you have to use fire treated lumber? When I was doing
construction we had to use it everywhere.
I am getting the guys that are putting in my siding are using plywood
trim spacers. The strips will run the length of the house and are
about 3 inches wide. Should they be fire treated?
Generally, in a single family house, it's not required, no.
Which doesn't mean you shouldn't do it, but I think you'd
be better off spending the money on non-flamable bedding and
couches, and more power outlets.
I had never heard of fire treated wood, but found out what it was from
How does the price compare to regular wood. Twice? Five times?
All the web sites say is that it is cheaper than other fire resistant
I worked for a truss shop years ago that was manufacturing trusses for a
shopping center rehab. I turned out the village it was in required FTL. The
most costly part turned out to be stainless steel gang nail plates need as
the fire treatment in the wood at that time would damage galvanized nail
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