is this a problem? - PT plate

supercell2000April 7, 2007

I was halfway finished framing my basement when I found out the floor plate should be pressure treated lumber. So now I have half a basement with PT plates and half not. Is this going to be a problem when it comes time to get a CO? The basement is very dry-it's a walkout with huge windows.

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If the AHJ notices you will get pinged.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2007 at 10:39PM
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A problem? It depends if your Code requires pt. Ours doesn't and I have never used it.

Instead, I put the plate onto strips of 1" XPS. This stops the movement of moisture by capillary action and keeps the wood and drywall above any small floods that might occur.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2007 at 11:42PM
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