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    Base of the column is in contact wit concrete. Could not tell if this was cedar or fur.

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    It's Pine. When not unfinished like that you can get down and smell it or touch for the softness of cedar.

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    I tried that. Poked at it, smelled it, then saw the sap. Just wanted to make sure


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    Tiny bit of sap on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    Base of the column is in contact wit concrete. Could not tell if this was cedar or fur.
    How many inches is it above grade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathew stouffer View Post
    Base of the column is in contact wit concrete. Could not tell if this was cedar or fur.
    If you are asking for the reason I think you are, knowing the answer is only one component you need to consider and ask, the other is: "Is it heartwood?", if not, then it still needs to be protected from the concrete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    If you are asking for the reason I think you are, knowing the answer is only one component you need to consider and ask, the other is: "Is it heartwood?", if not, then it still needs to be protected from the concrete.
    And old growth of which there isn't any more of. I've seen dryrot and termites in redwood and cedar both. Doesn't really matter what species of wood it is. On the other hand, if that's a dry crawl space and there isn't any deterioration I wouldn't call that out as an issue.
    Could be half a dozen different species.

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    The best way to tell if it's fur is by looking around. There is usually an expensive woman nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Turetsky View Post
    The best way to tell if it's fur is by looking around. There is usually an expensive woman nearby.
    Wrong crawlspace Steven

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