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    Some clueless dingbat - unfamiliar with industry standards, and primed to take needless offence - is suing Home Depot because the dimensional lumber is NOT full dimension. Claims a 4X4 should be precisely 4" by 4". I guess he wants to go back to the days when the lumber yards DID carry full dimension lumber... as it came off the saw. No planing smooth. No rounded corners. Then he can plane everything himself. Sheeeesh. Maybe this is why bbbbbbybs has been a bit scarcer than usual around here. Occupied with legal matters?

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawsuit-s...--finance.html
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    Default Re: Snowflake Alert: Home Depot Lumber Lawsuit

    Lawsuit was dismissed. Was filed quite some time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Lawsuit was dismissed. Was filed quite some time ago.
    Yes, and the ruling came down yesterday. And he's apparently talking about re-filing.
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    I call your snowflake and raise another!


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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Some clueless dingbat - unfamiliar with industry standards, and primed to take needless offence - is suing Home Depot because the dimensional lumber is NOT full dimension. Claims a 4X4 should be precisely 4" by 4". I guess he wants to go back to the days when the lumber yards DID carry full dimension lumber... as it came off the saw. No planing smooth. No rounded corners. Then he can plane everything himself. Sheeeesh. Maybe this is why bbbbbbybs has been a bit scarcer than usual around here. Occupied with legal matters?
    I'm not sure a 4 x 4 was full dimension even when I was a kid. I'm 62. It's been that way for a very long time.

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    I think the all time Remarkable suit was the woman who sued J&J because their contraceptive jelly didn't work. That she spread it on her toast didn't sit well with the judge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I'm not sure a 4 x 4 was full dimension even when I was a kid. I'm 62. It's been that way for a very long time.
    When my parents were building the place on Puget Sound, full/rough was the only thing available locally. As I was growing up, it became mixed, and if you wanted smooth/planed... you had to specify "S4S" (surfaced four sides). Now, and for a long time, as you say, S4S is the norm.
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    The local HD no longer sells 2x4s. They are now clearly labeled as 1 1/2 x 3 1/2s. 4x4s are now 3 1/2 x 3 1/2s etc. I get lots of lumber from HD. We have a dozen or more HDs withing a 20 mile radius. The company HD credit card in my wallet can usually help me finish a job no matter where I am. The change is quite recent. I first noticed it last week. Also, for some time, it's been impossible to buy a piece of 3/4" or 1/2" ply. Plywood is now measured in 1/32" increments and is shy of the 3/4" and 1/2" measurements we're used to. Furring strips are necessary to match old work that you're repairing.
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    Default Re: Snowflake Alert: Home Depot Lumber Lawsuit

    Perhaps a wake-up call from this lawsuit? I've recently noted that 1x (cedar) boards at the big box stores are actually 3/4" thick again. For a long while their stock was closer to 5/8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGentry View Post
    Perhaps a wake-up call from this lawsuit? I've recently noted that 1x (cedar) boards at the big box stores are actually 3/4" thick again. For a long while their stock was closer to 5/8".
    Can you get 1 1/4"? thick boards?
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    The National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US Department of Commerce is the responsible party. If Secretary Ross figures how introducing chaos to the building industry will assist his lust for leveraged raiding, perhaps he'll arrange for NIST to be defunded and disbanded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    I'm not sure a 4 x 4 was full dimension even when I was a kid. I'm 62. It's been that way for a very long time.
    We had a major remodel done on a 1940 house in Seattle. The 2X4s were actually 2X4. Where walls aligned, the contractor cut shims to line things up.

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    I can buy actual 2x4's etc. from my local mill - but only if specified - otherwise they are smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post

    "They say the other side is energized," Saccone reportedly said. "Let me tell you, they're energized for hate for our president. They have a hatred for our president."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I can buy actual 2x4's etc. from my local mill - but only if specified - otherwise they are smaller.

    Handy for restoration, though some folks don't like working with green wood.
    Yes. Local mill is the key. I'm not aware of any lumber yards around here that carries rough/green lumber, or would even special order them. Maybe Disdero. But there are all sorts of small milling operations that will supply them that way. Lots of 'em, that's ALL they offer. Full sized, green, and rough. And yes, they are splintery to handle. Douglas fir especially, though the hemlock splinters are the most obnoxious... most likely to hide and fester.

    This lawsuit is silly.

    But it does touch up (in a blind squirrel sort of way) an issue that might be worth addressing. That is -- what is a reasonable/acceptable standard for dressed lumber. For instance -- at one point, a 4X4 was more like 3 - 5/8". That size arrived at by what was reasonably/consistently achievable by milling a full 4" X 4" stick. Now, most rigs are more accurate. Both the saws, and the 4-sided moulders that mill them into dimensioned lumber. And still 3-5/8" has become 3.5" I think all that is happening is that the added precision is allowing the sawyer to cut a smaller rough stick, and therefore potentially increase the yield from any log. It's arguable either way. But that's not the issue the lawsuit took aim at.
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    Default Re: Snowflake Alert: Home Depot Lumber Lawsuit

    nothing new


    https://www.hbsdealer.com/article/lo...x4-settlement/

    only they LOST. there's so much weird language and numbers that comes with commodity lumber sales. if you're buying 2x4's by the thousand board ft you use the full 2x4xlength/144 to get the board footage. precut studs are done different. plywood different. engineered wood different. i don't know how many times i've been asked "so how tall is a 16" I-joist?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    nothing new


    https://www.hbsdealer.com/article/lo...x4-settlement/

    only they LOST. there's so much weird language and numbers that comes with commodity lumber sales. if you're buying 2x4's by the thousand board ft you use the full 2x4xlength/144 to get the board footage. precut studs are done different. plywood different. engineered wood different. i don't know how many times i've been asked "so how tall is a 16" I-joist?"
    Not 'lost', but 'settled'.

    But I think it's a fine compromise. Give the nominal dimension AND the actual.
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    Default Re: Snowflake Alert: Home Depot Lumber Lawsuit

    wow...

    I've got a couple places i can go within a 45 min drive for rough cut full size lumber.


    this boat came into the shop as sticks of rough cut, 1" and 2" pine, 2" spruce and 5/4 white Oak...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Not 'lost', but 'settled'.

    But I think it's a fine compromise. Give the nominal dimension AND the actual.


    i don't have a problem with them listing the physical dimensions. but having to pay some greedy lowlife over a million dollars b/c they're "too dumb" to know what a 2x4 is... that's just WRONG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Can you get 1 1/4"? thick boards?
    New Zealand sawmills cut 5/4 for export to the USA, it goes into manufacturing plants, what they're making I've no idea but its roughsawn, kiln dried and very grading specific. Radiata pine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    i don't have a problem with them listing the physical dimensions. but having to pay some greedy lowlife over a million dollars b/c they're "too dumb" to know what a 2x4 is... that's just WRONG
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    PC continues to go mad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Yes. Local mill is the key. I'm not aware of any lumber yards around here that carries rough/green lumber, or would even special order them. Maybe Disdero. But there are all sorts of small milling operations that will supply them that way. Lots of 'em, that's ALL they offer. Full sized, green, and rough. And yes, they are splintery to handle. Douglas fir especially, though the hemlock splinters are the most obnoxious... most likely to hide and fester.

    This lawsuit is silly.

    But it does touch up (in a blind squirrel sort of way) an issue that might be worth addressing. That is -- what is a reasonable/acceptable standard for dressed lumber. For instance -- at one point, a 4X4 was more like 3 - 5/8". That size arrived at by what was reasonably/consistently achievable by milling a full 4" X 4" stick. Now, most rigs are more accurate. Both the saws, and the 4-sided moulders that mill them into dimensioned lumber. And still 3-5/8" has become 3.5" I think all that is happening is that the added precision is allowing the sawyer to cut a smaller rough stick, and therefore potentially increase the yield from any log. It's arguable either way. But that's not the issue the lawsuit took aim at.
    Another issue is shrinkage when drying, lumber can only ever be a "nominal" dimension ex the sawmill, as we all know it shrinks at different rates for different species, from different parts of the log and in different amounts according to grain direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    Another issue is shrinkage when drying, lumber can only ever be a "nominal" dimension ex the sawmill, as we all know it shrinks at different rates for different species, from different parts of the log and in different amounts according to grain direction.

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    Yes. Different. But predictable. And certainly one has to take that factor into account when setting standards for what can be consistently delivered as a 'net' product. But none of that addresses the 'shrink' in the norm from 3-5/8" to 3-1/2" that has gradually occurred. I think that shift has to do with profit margins. I'm not railing against 3.5" as the standard. No strong feelings about it, really. It actually makes layout for structures made of dimensional lumber a bit easier. But there are arguments to be made either way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    I think the all time Remarkable suit was the woman who sued J&J because their contraceptive jelly didn't work. That she spread it on her toast didn't sit well with the judge.


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    i'm going to start suing architects. some draw 3.5" walls, 4" walls, 4.5" walls, 5", 5.5, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12. their flagrant disregard for physical dimensions has caused me decades of mental anguish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Some clueless dingbat - unfamiliar with industry standards, and primed to take needless offence - is suing Home Depot because the dimensional lumber is NOT full dimension. Claims a 4X4 should be precisely 4" by 4". I guess he wants to go back to the days when the lumber yards DID carry full dimension lumber... as it came off the saw. No planing smooth. No rounded corners. Then he can plane everything himself. Sheeeesh. Maybe this is why bbbbbbybs has been a bit scarcer than usual around here. Occupied with legal matters?

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    I 'd sue everybody if only I could leave the shower. But I cant. I am trapped following the directions on the shampoo label.

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I 'd sue everybody if only I could leave the shower. But I cant. I am trapped following the directions on the shampoo label.

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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    Lovely Kevin. This whole thread is beyond reasonable. Changing dimensions, weights, volumes, etc of products is old marketing strategy. At least there is good reason for lumber dimensions. If the nut making the suit bothers to look at what he is buying, he will see that it is called dimension lumber which has industry backed standards. The "discrepancy" changes for different sizes. Such as 1.5 X 1.5 (2X2), 1.5 X 3.5 (2 x 4), 1.5 X 5.5 (2 X 6), -----!.5 X 11.25 (2 X 12) and so forth.

    My pound of coffee is now 12 oz and a quart of ice cram is really 3/4 quart etc, etc and so forth. Cereal changes with the manufacturers whim.
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    I see nothing wrong with marketing the wood in it's actual dimension. As long as it isn't metric.

    I've noticed some planed wood that's not even 3/4" these days, or a full 1 1/2". It's being skimped.

    The lawsuit of course is pitiable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    I 'd sue everybody if only I could leave the shower. But I cant. I am trapped following the directions on the shampoo label.

    Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbys View Post
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    Theres a bad joke thread......use it....
    You mean " Use it, rinse, repeat"?
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