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Old 09-04-2015, 12:22 PM   #11
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Using pressure treated wood inside your bus is asking to poison yourself and loved ones.

That stuff is deadly. Please guys don't use it inside habituated spaces.

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Old 09-04-2015, 05:14 PM   #12
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Arsenic based pressure treatments are unhealthy, and not commonly available anymore.

I used Copper Azole treated wood, which isn't terribly bad for you and is the type of treatment most pressure treated wood you buy at the big box stores sell now. I have more concern about toxic exhaust stink stuck on the highway at this point than any type of gassing or emission from the wood strips buried under plywood and vinyl flooring.


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Using pressure treated wood inside your bus is asking to poison yourself and loved ones.

That stuff is deadly. Please guys don't use it inside habituated spaces.

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Old 09-06-2015, 01:23 AM   #13
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Glad to hear you chose the least toxic of the bunch.

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Old 09-06-2015, 10:50 AM   #14
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One important note regarding the "new" copper treated wood products...

...make absolutely certain to use only fasteners approved for that treat. Regular "old style" fasteners will basically dissolve after maybe a year. When they made the change, the industry did not put the word out and a bunch of construction projects fell apart. No idea how it plays when in contact with galvanized but might be worth some research.
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Old 09-06-2015, 11:30 AM   #15
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This also means isolating the treated wood from the bus steel, as it will also attack and corrode it too.

Best is to just not use treated wood in your bus. There is no reason to use it if your building your bus properly.

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Old 09-06-2015, 08:29 PM   #16
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I don't think there is a good reason to use treated wood. Seriously if you fear bugs/rot in your bus use red wood sure it will be expensive, but how much framing are you really doing in a bus?

It is far more important to never burn treated wood so don't burn pallets.
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If you are in fear of ply going to rot in a bus...look at marine grade. No nasty chems. Just good wood.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:42 PM   #18
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certified Okoume is awesome if one can afford it. I may just have to save up for some. Very resilient and stiff stuff.
Always make sure to seal up the edges real well and it will last nearly forever.
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:07 PM   #19
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Thinned out silicone is great for sealing the edges of ply.
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I've used fiberglass resin on both sides of the plywood and the edges when I built wind break walls in the back of service trucks. Used a paint roller. It's lasted four years so far and it's in the weather all the time.
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