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Ralph Bauer
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just bought a tilt deck trailer (locally shop made) that has all the wooden decking rotted away. need to replace it. What's the most cost effective (pine, oak, else, treated, untreated, etc.) way to replace and treat the 2x??x96 boards? Trailer is 96" (outside of metal frame), boards run side to side with metal cross-members flush with floor every ~6ft.
Been told to use Thompson deck preserver, but also use used motor oil and brush that on instead...
Any and all feedback appreciated. (Metal decking not doable without additional cross framing). Thanks, Ralph.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you've got the old oil use it. If you have to buy something you may as well get Thompson's or some linseed oil or some other water repellant like that.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I used to swear by Thompsons, but it depends what you are putting it on. Pine or yellow pine will suck it in but I found that on fir decking that it doesn't penetrate at all.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I use White Oak, and Thompsons on mine.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:02 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ralph Bauer wrote:
(quoted from post at 18:34:58 01/03/12) Just bought a tilt deck trailer (locally shop made) that has all the wooden decking rotted away. need to replace it. What's the most cost effective (pine, oak, else, treated, untreated, etc.) way to replace and treat the 2x??x96 boards? Trailer is 96" (outside of metal frame), boards run side to side with metal cross-members flush with floor every ~6ft.
Been told to use Thompson deck preserver, but also use used motor oil and brush that on instead...
Any and all feedback appreciated. (Metal decking not doable without additional cross framing). Thanks, Ralph.


My trailer is 10 years old. It sets outside all the time. I have been treating it with used motor oil at least once and sometimes twice per year. I pick a day in the hot summer and pour the oil on heavy enough that it takes a few days for it to completely soak in. The wood looks every bit as good today as it did when the trailer was brand new.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I do the same as rustyfarmall
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Did you start out with treated or untreated wood?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ralph Bauer wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:18:59 01/04/12) Did you start out with treated or untreated wood?


My trailer came with pressure treated wood. Most likely it is pine.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Whatever you do I think it's a good idea to treat the board BEFORE you install it.

Otherwise, there will be areas on the board covered up by the trailer framework that will not get treated. This will also be where the moisture gets trapped. Bad news.

The edges and underside will not get the full treatment either because it's not easy to get to them. Looks good on top but rots from underneath.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i'd get the old style pt boards, then paint liberally! with asphalt fence paint.

probably goog for over a decade that way...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

ShepFL wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:53:29 01/04/12) I do the same as rustyfarmall


Ditto Cool
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

By marine grade pressure treated sheathing that"s treated to 2.5 lbs per CF.Southern Pine or Douglass fir--Douglas fir may have to be incised to get that retention. Rough sawn is generally cheaper and stronger than S4S lumber place decking with the sapwood up.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I sure hope all you guys that use Used oil don't live around me. I like my water clean.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hill-Billy Rock-Star wrote:
(quoted from post at 06:06:39 01/29/12) I sure hope all you guys that use Used oil don't live around me. I like my water clean.


Do you know that most commercial wood preservatives contain arsenic? Would you rather have arsenic getting into your ground water?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Re: wooden deck preservation? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I did mine with a bedliner rollon kit from lowes. has work reall good so far on its third year of use
 
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