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RE: Sassafras


Hi Ceres,

The new chemicals (since the old CCA was deemed toxic to everyone) are quite
active with steel and aluminum.  In just a couple of years you'll have holes
eaten (from the acids in the new green wood) through your covers.  If you
can find it PVC doesn't have this problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Cersgarden@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 5:17 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sassafras


In a message dated 4/20/05 12:27:43 PM, red4@omni-tech.net writes:

<< the "new" green wood (not CCA) the composition of the preservative in the

new stuff tends to eat up met >>

Rich, this is not good news. The wood we used is the "new" green wood.  Our
columns are actual aluminum.  What's the verdict?  How does it eat it?
    Ceres

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