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is this a problem? - PT plate

Posted by supercell2000 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 7, 07 at 22:28

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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RE: is this a problem? - PT plate

If the AHJ notices you will get pinged.

RE: is this a problem? - PT plate

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.

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