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  1. #1
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    Default Pressure treated wood posts

    Is it necessary to use a metal plate between a concrete footing adn a wood post if that post is made of pressure treated wood rather than natural wood?

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    Default Re: Pressure treated wood posts

    you dont exactly need a metal plate, wrapping the bottom of the post with vycor or ice and water shield will work also to stop the contact between the post and hte concrete.

    the reason metal is requested is because the codes in most regions now require a mechanical anchor for the post to the concrete so to keep it from slipping off the pier which is visable, this also acts to seperate the two materials which are both porous
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: Pressure treated wood posts

    Just because its pressure treated doesn't make it rot proof. More air flow is always better.

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