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Title: Preservative treatment of wood by pressure methods

Source: Agriculture Handbook AH-40, 1952 (rev 1960). 1-167

Author(s): MacLean, J.D.

Publication Year: 1952  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified

Abstract: The principle wood-destroying agencies are the decay fungi, insects, marine borers, and fire. Preservative treatment, which is used to retard or prevent the operation of these agencies, has made wood an economical material to use in many fields, whereas without such treatment its short life and consequent high cost make its use prohibitive. Pressure treatment with preservative suitable for the particular service requirements is now widely employed for materials such as ties, poles, piling, posts, bridge timbers, mine timbers, cross arms, conduits, and lumbers and timbers used in buildings where conditions are favorable for attack by decay or insects. It is also employed in the impregnation of wood with fire-retarding chemicals.

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 8,192 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/24/2017
RITS Product ID: 83940

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