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post #1 of 8 Old 11-16-2010, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Pink lumber ?

As I close summer shop in MO and become a Texas winter snowbird, in my travels I see some things which interest me

A pink lumber question. What is it with the pink construction lumber builders are using? I have notice alot of this in east Texas. Good, Better, or just bad?

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-16-2010, 01:21 PM
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I am not sure if it is pure Barbara Streisand or not, but I have been told that the pink studs are somehow treated to be fire retardant. And they are required in new residential construction by fire code in many communities.

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Plus 1 for the pink lumber being fire retarded. I don't know about if being code in some areas for residential but virtually all lumber used in commercial buildings must be.

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most commercial construction is using metal studs, ant least here in cal. probably going to be code soon. leave it to calif.
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I remember building with pink stained lumber many years ago but I haven't seen any lately. I haven't been in the building industry for 7 years though and I think they were gone from here years before that but I don't remember what the pink meant. The heavy metals have been concentrated in my brain too much i guess.

The only thing that troubles me about this thread is to see "Barbara Streisand" & "Pink studs" in the same sentence.

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Originally Posted by TexasTimbers View Post

The only thing that troubles me about this thread is to see "Barbara Streisand" & "Pink studs" in the same sentence.

You're right, TT, the pink studs go w/ Cher.

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-17-2010, 06:27 AM
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That pink preservative protects the lumber against fire, mold, fungus and rot.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
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wow PINK splinters ,that would be interesting to cut out
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