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djsker

04:41AM | 08/20/06
Member Since: 08/19/06
1 lifetime posts
I am building a deck and I have finished the frame. I wanted to start the decking today but it rained last night and the wood is wet. Can I still build today using the wet wood or do I wait until it dries. I am screwing the decking in.


thiggy

07:12AM | 08/25/06
Member Since: 08/01/04
3 lifetime posts
Sure, there should be no problem. You could even work in the rain, if you were so inclined. (Stay away from power tools, however if you do.) Fresh pressure treated lumber is often drippy wet. As you drive nails or screws you often see water ooze out.

ErikGHI

05:30AM | 08/27/06
Member Since: 06/10/06
14 lifetime posts
I would use it wet also, but I would not space it though.

BV014435

02:57AM | 08/06/17
I am having a patio built onto my house. It will be a permanent structure tied up high into the roof. The lumber was dropped off and it has rained on and off, sometimes heavy for awhile, for about a week. It doesn't have a green hue so I don't know if it's pre treated. It's LVL beams ? My builder is anxious to get it up and I don't want to be taken advantage of. I'm worried of mold, shrinkage, expansion, splitting etc. we had to tear the old one down due to mold. Because I am a woman, people try to steamroll me. I've had to save money for years to have this added to the back of the house. It's a lot of money. Any advice is appreciated.


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