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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nail it up!
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1873 (1873)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

i sawed it with a woodmizer. its stacked in garage attic which gets well over 110 deg with a fan.. so im guessing its drying fast. i cant find my moisture tester
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, it is sentimental eh! It will work, but I would suggest you talk to who ever sawed it for you to find out the moisture content of the wood. There is a reason they Kiln dry it before it goes to the lumber yards.
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Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 09:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I saved the main trunk of the tree i had cut down which was leaning over the house... tree was cut back in march. I sawed and stacked for a month.. i know not long enough but i would rather use full size wood true 2x6s and 1" thick boards which match the rough cut of the house. plus the tree the old tree can go back into the house.
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Joe (Joe)
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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 - 10:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

20 oz.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When it cures or dries, it is going to shrink. How long has it been cut and stacked?
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1873 (1873)
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Posted on Friday, August 26, 2011 - 03:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

can I use sort of green (moisture content not treated) lumber on for the gutter rebuild and sister-ed rafters?
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 05:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

16 oz is more readily available and it will work fine. It will probably outlive you. 20 oz will work better, but it is a bit harder to work with. Being copper though, that is not much of a consideration. 20oz is going to be more expensive too, on top of the 25% of strictly weight.
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1873 (1873)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

16 or 20 oz for built in gutters

i know you can use both but what should i use?

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