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This is a discussion on Another shortage within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack Why in he11 are you building things? BLM and antifa will just burn it down! I need to build ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back Pack Hack View Post
    Why in he11 are you building things? BLM and antifa will just burn it down!
    I need to build a new larger frame to mount my new additional solar panels. I figure I’m gonna need em after the democrats outlaw all fossil fuels. At least they will help with the rolling blackouts we’re going to experience after Biden closes down our coal fired plants.

    And I may need some fence posts for the barbed wire fence I am contemplating to keep out the looting hordes.
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    Replacing outside steps to the house, put up in 2008 but rotten already because it’s the Yellawood crap.
    Can not get real CCA treated wood anymore, it has been outlawed.

    I needed to replace four 4’ treads, so two 2x12x8 “PT” were $19.95 EACH.
    And it’s the damn environmentalist crap too.

    Trust me, I spent 45 years in the lumber distribution industry, and the junk they sell today is just that - junk.
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    We have a few sawmills nearby. Maybe I will go with roughcut. What kind of timber posts will last inground without chemical treatment? Locust? What else?

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    Cedar. Black locust. Teak. Redwood. Cypress.
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    I've never tried this but I see it done often.

    Charring the section that will go in the ground.

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    Putting the ends in a pot of used synthetic engine oil about 6 inches deep,

    and heating to 300 F for an hour will give good results also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster23 View Post
    We have a few sawmills nearby. Maybe I will go with roughcut. What kind of timber posts will last inground without chemical treatment? Locust? What else?
    It's a shame to use for it, but heartwood black cherry has good rot resistance.

    Hard to find black locust that will mill up good, mostly smaller stuff for fence posts.

    Try some sonnet tubes with rebar or brackets to mount the posts on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    It's a shame to use for it, but heartwood black cherry has good rot resistance.

    Hard to find black locust that will mill up good, mostly smaller stuff for fence posts.

    Try some sonnet tubes with rebar or brackets to mount the posts on.
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    Sections of used telephone poles also make great foundation piers. Often can get them free, and just lag bolt frame onto them.

    Just like PT lumber, watch out for splinters.

    People have milled poles into dimensional lumber but, the sawdust and dust is toxic, and wood often has embedded metal.

    I have a 200 year old timberframe barn, still standing on a fieldstone foundation, but the roof and siding keeps the rain off the wood. The sills are chestnut, but those trees don't grow anymore.
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