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    Default Pressure treated sill plate

    Does anyone know when sill plates were required to be pressure treated?

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    Default Re: Pressure treated sill plate

    When caveman discovered fire and started using tar pits to protect his wood from getting wet???

    I don't know, but it was a very long time ago.

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    Default Re: Pressure treated sill plate

    R319 still just requires naturally decay resistant wood or pressure treated.

    I start seeing pressure treated sill plates by about the mid 60's I believe-- could be wrong.


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    Default Re: Pressure treated sill plate

    At least by the early 70's.

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