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    This sill plate does not appear to be pressure treated. If a gasket is present does the sill need to be pressure treated. House was built in 1990.

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    MS: If it is less than 8" above grade.

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    Thanks AD


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    matthew,
    it could be redwood which is a suitable substitute for pressure treated wood. see 2304.11.2.2 ibc


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    Quote Originally Posted by brian schmitt View Post
    it could be redwood which is a suitable substitute for pressure treated wood. see 2304.11.2.2 ibc

    Nope, not "redwood" ... must be "heartwood".

    NATURALLY DURABLE WOOD. The heartwood of the following species with the exception that an occasional piece with corner sapwood is permitted if 90 percent or more of the width of each side on which it occurs is heartwood.
    - Decay resistant. Redwood, cedar, black locust and black walnut.
    - Termite resistant. Redwood and Eastern red cedar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Nope, not "redwood" ... must be "heartwood".

    NATURALLY DURABLE WOOD. The heartwood of the following species with the exception that an occasional piece with corner sapwood is permitted if 90 percent or more of the width of each side on which it occurs is heartwood.
    - Decay resistant. Redwood, cedar, black locust and black walnut.
    - Termite resistant. Redwood and Eastern red cedar.
    jerry,
    thanks for stating the obvious for those with a shoe size IQ .your good for that


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