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Thread: life expectancy of some wood fence posts

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    Default Re: life expectancy of some wood fence posts

    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    That's me... old school in many ways.
    ya know the old ones don't 'stand out' like the new ones
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: life expectancy of some wood fence posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ya know the old ones don't 'stand out' like the new ones
    Yeah... that's what my sweetie tells me...
    David G
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    Default Re: life expectancy of some wood fence posts

    Trouble with a long term study, from the 1996 update:
    Chemicals Used as Preservatives
    The following compounds have been used, with various degrees of success, to preserve the test posts. In many cases, the chemicals are no longer commercially available and are not currently registered.
    http://juniper.oregonstate.edu/post-farm.pdf
    The authors of the report all have PhDs and now we know the source of the backronym Post Hole Digger.
    Management is the art of counting beans. Leadership is the art of making every being count. --Joe Finch

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