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    you should try sailing on a ship with 15000 tons of it bubbling away, most fumes went up high level vents but the place still smelled of it. The biggest danger was if a heating coil leaked steam into it, it would erupt through ullage ports in the tank lid creating a fountain 10 - 20 feet high, before landing back on the deck or whoever was passing at the time. On one ship we had so many, we opened fire hydrants so water ran over the deck to prevent it sticking. When it subsided it was rolled up and chucked back in the tank.

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    That's the stuff mate, we call it Craft wood out here.
    Yes the dust is so fine it gets everywhere, far too easy to breathe in.
    But it is used very much by the furniture industry as it is cheap and has strength.
    But chip board and particle board are almost as bad.
    We also have out here another one called 'Pressed Pine'.
    Pine particles between tow sheets of veneer, looks good on finished products, but get a bit of moisture and it almost explodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    That's the stuff mate, we call it Craft wood out here.
    Yes the dust is so fine it gets everywhere, far too easy to breathe in.

    Pine particles between tow sheets of veneer, looks good on finished products, but get a bit of moisture and it almost explodes.
    None of them are any good anywhere with a hint of moisture. Lots of bathroom furniture here is MDF with a high gloss finish, looks great, but give 2 years and the edges will start to crack and then it is done, no way to recover.
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    My husband worked for Bunnings before his retirement in the timber dept. He dealt with lots of treated pine products soaked in CCA . Arsenic was involved as you know a very strong poison. He always had sores on his hands when handling these products. This stuff was used to prevent termite infestation of the soft pine.
    Funny thing is a lot of those products were returned to store. When they were cut guess, what Termites!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Moss View Post
    My husband worked for Bunnings before his retirement in the timber dept. He dealt with lots of treated pine products soaked in CCA . Arsenic was involved as you know a very strong poison. He always had sores on his hands when handling these products. This stuff was used to prevent termite infestation of the soft pine.
    Funny thing is a lot of those products were returned to store. When they were cut guess, what Termites!
    I have on occasions gone to Bunnings to buy Barge Boards, the boards at the bottom of a fence, good for other use in the garden.
    The number of times they have still been wet when you go to check through them, obviously straight from the factory where they are treated to become treated pine..
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