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Re: Fixed base timber column

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In this area (south central Washington) pressure treated wood columns are often
embedded into concrete.  Sometimes a drain hole is provided using a PVC pipe
under the end of the column section.  This prevents water from running down along
the column and accumulating at the column base.

Jill T. Shuttleworth, P.E., S.E.
Sunnyside, Washington

Roger Turk wrote:

> Bart,
> How do you prevent water from getting in the TS10X10 and rotting the timber?
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> Bart Needham wrote:
> . > A 10x10 is 9.5" x 9.5".  Cast a TS 10 x 10 x 1/4 in the foundation, flush
> . > with the highest top of concrete elevationt that you desire.  This will
> . > provide 9.5"
> . > clear.  Stick the 10 x 10 in the TS.