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On Dec 29, 2006, at 6:32 AM, Jim Getaz wrote:

The ties I see taken up from the railroads around here (I cross six sets of track in a 2¼ mile commute) might be good as landscape timbers but I would not build with them. The railroad pretty well wears them out.
Even as landscape timbers, you may have pollution issues from preservatives leaching out. They should never be burned in fireplaces or wood stoves.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)   | this distance" (last words of Gen.
.......................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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