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Old 02-19-2015, 12:13 PM   #11
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I'm paying about a dollar more for treated wood. Its wet when I buy it and cuts mushily unless I let it dry for a week or so.

I'm hoping the treated wood won't rot and will be insect proof. This bus was infested when I bought it.

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Old 02-19-2015, 02:26 PM   #12
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Treated wood will only resist termites. What was the bus infested with when you bought it? Crazy ants? Roaches? The treated wood will not affect them at all.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:35 PM   #13
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Treated wood will only resist termites. What was the bus infested with when you bought it? Crazy ants? Roaches? The treated wood will not affect them at all.
Just one more reason I think building with wood is a mistake.

Metal or nothing for me. No bugs, mice, mold, ect. Building with wood is a out dated system. It should have been discontinued 20 years ago. The rate of evolution of building methods commonly used in north America is pathetic and badly needs to change. Why are we still cutting down our forests to build crap that don't last? There is no shortage of the minerals needed to make steel.

This is a generalized comment for the entire forum, not toward the original poster of this thread. Again do what you need must to get by.

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Old 02-19-2015, 05:54 PM   #14
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Those forests are often eliminated to extract minerals, nat.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:07 PM   #15
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Those forests are often eliminated to extract minerals, nat.
Good point, but you get a lot of iron ore out of each hole in the ground.

Still far better than the rate we are using the wood.

We still need wood for things like toilet paper, just not for building.

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Old 02-19-2015, 06:23 PM   #16
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Wood insulates. Metal nor concrete do.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:24 PM   #17
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Ooh and paper can be made from grass or cotton.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:49 PM   #18
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Just one more reason I think building with wood is a mistake.

Metal or nothing for me. No bugs, mice, mold, ect. Building with wood is a out dated system. It should have been discontinued 20 years ago. The rate of evolution of building methods commonly used in north America is pathetic and badly needs to change. Why are we still cutting down our forests to build crap that don't last? There is no shortage of the minerals needed to make steel.

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How do you insulate with bare metal?
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:33 AM   #19
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Ooh and paper can be made from grass or cotton.
or MY favorite- Hemp
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Ive seen sanded osb used as a cool building material inside homes. Would applying a urethane or varnish seal in the chemicals used in the glues in osb?

I prefer the look of wood in most living spaces and most structures, if built and maintained properly will outlast me anyway so Im cool with it. Steel is real and good alloys are incredible mayerial. Then again, rust never sleeps. Or something like that.
If I had my way everything would be steel, wood, and glass. Maybe aluminum. And leather. And denim. Okokok
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