Am I going nuts or is am I getting bad treated lumber? It seems that much
of the lumber that I have purchased lately (which is not a lot) warps more
easily than it used to. I purchased lumber from several different sources
(Lowes, Home Depot), but the wood still seems to warp.
What should I be looking for when I purchase treated lumber?
Yep, the box stores rarely have dry PT. Sometimes it's so fresh that
it feels moist to touch and has noticable extra weight. Try a
lumberyard and look for the stuff that's been there for a while. If
it's dry and the color has lightened a bit, and the boards/studs are
still straight you're in business.
Tieing it down ASAP...I don't think treated is much worse than it has
ever been. There is a grade that is dried somewhat as opposed to not,
but it is <much> more expensive and almost never found at the Box
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