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Georgia Pacific - Pressure Treated Lumber



Georgia-Pacific - pressure treated lumber is the material of choice with both professionals and do-it-your selfers for projects exposed to the rigors of weather, hot, humid climates, decay, and termites.

Perfect for decks, porches, outdoor structures and other projects, this economical building material offers all the benefits of wood, plus built-in resistance to decay and termite damage.


Summary:

Most pressure treated lumber from Georgia-Pacific is made from Southern Yellow Pine, a tree that is both strong and has a superior ability to accept treating compared to other wood species. The result is a consistently preserved product that is designed to endure. Several products and grade levels are offered:


GP Treated Lumber

  •  Made from quality Southern Pine lumber
  •  Treated with ACQ-D
  •  Also available in CA-C (Athens, AL plant only)
  •  Available for ground contact, fresh water or above ground uses

 

GP Premium Treated Lumber

  •  Number 2 Prime lumber, selected from No. 2 lumber to have less wane and better appearance
  •  Available in 1", 5/4" and 2" for above ground use only
  •  Available in 4" x 4" x 8' with an eased edge for ground contact

 

GP Premium Treated Lumber with Water Repellant

  •  All the benefits of GP Premium Treated Lumber, plus it's been treated with a specially formulated water repellant

 

LineRider™ Fence Posts

  •  Fence post with a flat nailing surface for easy installation of wood, barbed wire, or woven wire fencing
  •  Relief groove helps decrease seasonal checking and splitting
  •  Consistent and uniform size
  •  Fence posts are TPI inspected

 

Other Pressure Treated Products

  •  Pressure treated plywood
  •  Timbers
  •  Deck components
  •  Lattice

 


Specification:

 


Installation:

Whether your customer is building a new planter or replacing their deck, Georgia-Pacific pressure treated lumber products are a high-performance decking choice. Here are some helpful tips to assist you with your treated lumber project.

FASTENER RECOMMENDATION -Use only hot-dipped galvanized or stainless steel fasteners, connectors and hardware to help safeguard the structural integrity of projects built with ACQ-D or CA-C treated wood. As a minimum requirement for use with ACQ-D or CA-C treated wood, hot-dipped galvanized coated fasteners should conform to ASTM Standard A 153 and hot-dipped galvanized coated connectors should conform to ASTM Standard A 653 (Class G-185). In demanding applications, such as treated wood foundations and playground equipment, use of stainless steel fasteners and connectors should be utilized and may be required by building codes. Electroplated galvanized fasteners are not recognized as being corrosion resistant for exterior applications. Aluminum should not be used in direct contact with ACQ-D or CA-C treated wood.

NAIL BARK SIDE UP -Always nail boards bark side up (annual rings arc upward) to reduce cupping. Nail thin boards to thicker boards to help maintain structural integrity.


DRILL PILOT HOLES -Especially when nailing near the edge or end of a board, it is a good idea to drill pilot holes for your fasteners.

BUTT BOARDS TIGHTLY -Butt decking boards together firmly. As drying occurs, shrinkage can be expected.

APPLY A WEATHER-RESISTANT FINISH -Any exposed wood, pressure treated or not, should be protected from the weather. Application of a finish coat of clear or semitransparent water-repellent stain will help to minimize warping, checking or splitting. Follow finish coat manufacturer's recommendations for application instructions and how often to apply.

PAINTS AND STAINS -Pressure-treated wood may be painted or stained to match any outdoor color scheme. High-quality latex-based paints and oil or latex stains are recommended. Make sure the wood is dry and free from surface deposits before applying any coating. Follow finish coat manufacturer's recommendations for application instructions and how often to apply.


Safety & Sustainability:

Safety Information

The following simple safety procedures are recommended for working with pressure treated wood:
  • DO NOT BURN TREATED WOOD. Toxic materials may be produced as part of the smoke or ashes.
  • Clean up scraps and sawdust after construction and dispose in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Gloves should be worn to protect against splinters and abrasions.
  • A dust mask should be worn when sawing, machining or sanding any wood to reduce the inhalation of wood dust. Whenever possible these operations should be performed outdoors to avoid indoor accumulations of airborne sawdust from treated wood.
  • Appropriate eye protection should be worn to reduce the potential for eye injury from wood dust or particles and flying debris during machining and construction.
  • After working with pressure-treated wood, thoroughly wash your hands and exposed areas with mild soap and water before eating, drinking or using tobacco products.
  • Because preservatives or sawdust may accumulate on clothes, they should be laundered before reuse. Wash work clothes separately from other clothing or household items with which you may have contact.
  • Treated wood should not be used where it may come into direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as fresh water docks and bridges.
  • Do not use treated lumber residues, such as sawdust and shavings as mulch.
  • Do not use in direct contact with aluminum.

Use Site Precautions

Treated wood may be used both inside residences (should be clean and free of surface residues) and outdoors. However, it should not be used in or on sites where it could come into contact with food, animal feed or drinking water.

Examples of sites not suitable for pressure treated lumber are as follows:

  • Structures for storage or handling animal feed, (grain, silage, etc.) such as silos, feed troughs or bunks.
  • Use as kitchen countertops or cutting boards.
  • Use in construction of those portions of beehives which may come into contact with the honey.
  • Structures that would be in direct or indirect contact with drinking water, except for uses involving incidental contact such as residential fresh water docks and bridges. Treated lumber should not be used in salt-water immersion applications.

 


Specification/Literature


Installation:

Pressure Treated Wood Tips and Safety Information (PDF)


Warranty:

Wolmanized® Residential Wood Limited Warranty(PDF)

Viance lifetime limited warranty(PDF)


Safety & Substainability:

MSDS #33Q: ACQ Pressure Treated Wood and Lumber (PDF)

Pressure Treated Wood Tips and Safety Information (PDF)

Fore more information visit Georgia-Pacific pressure treated lumber Product page

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