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Fenceposts butt-soaked in Pentachlorophenol still sound after 22 yearsAuthor(s): Don A. Duncan; Harold W. Wolfram
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-221. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionSeventeen types of fenceposts from 15 tree species installed in 1945 on the San Joaquin Experimental Range, Calif., were evaluated for durability in 1968. Post butts of one-half of each type had been soaked overnight in 5 percent pentachlorophenol in diesel oil; the other half of each type was untreated. After 22 years, every untreated post except split incense-cedar heartwood and manzanita had rotted, but most of the treated posts were still sound and serviceable.
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CitationDuncan, Don A.; Wolfram, Harold W. 1970. Fenceposts butt-soaked in Pentachlorophenol still sound after 22 years. Res. Note PSW-RN-221. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 4 p
Keywordsfenceposts, treated wood durability, wood preservatives, pentachlorophenol
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