A Soil Bed Test of the Effect of CCA Penetration on the Performance of Hem-fir Plywood

IRG/WP 04-30332

P I Morris, J K Ingram

An accelerated decay test was set up to compare the performance of CCA-treated Western hemlock/amabilis fir plywood treated to meet the preserved wood foundation (PWF) retention standard with various patterns of preservative penetration. Short lengths of treated plywood and comparable untreated material were installed in a soil bed. After eleven years of exposure, the CCA treatments were all sound regardless of penetration, while the untreated material had failed due to decay within three years.

Keywords: Chromated, copper, arsenate, plywood, preservative, distribution, soil bed, decay.

Conference: 04-06-06/10 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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