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Re: Naturally Durable Wood

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Low toxicity building comes to mind.  There are those for whom chemical sensitivity or the fear thereof desire to minimize man made/man-concentrated chemicals in their homes.  Also, if you happen to be building out of a naturally durable wood (local supply), it gives the option of not having to "import" treated materials.

If I had to guess, the provision was based on a lobbying effort by the relevant wood suppliers organization(s)..

Jordan

GSKWY(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
I was thinking specifically of code section 2304.11.22. - wood framing memebers which rest on exterior foundation walls and are less than 8 in. from exposed earth.
 
Are there reasons to use naturally durable wood?  Do they justify what I assume is an increased cost?
 
Gail Kelley

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