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    Default Should I seal cribbing and step chocks?

    I am going to build some step chocks for my department and was wondering if I should seal them or leave the natural?


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    I would't bother brother. Just use pressure treated lumber.

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    I was told you lose strength when you use pressure treated lumber.

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    We made our engines cribbing set out of pressure treated 4x4's and 6x6's about 10 years ago. We have used that cribbing tons of times and never had a problem. We have both poly and wooden stacked 2x2 step cribbing and both have held up great. Im not a lumber expert but having it being pressure treated will help it stand up to rot and decay. We use cribbing in rain, snow, and all sorts of environments and using treated lumber will help it stand up.

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    I made some ground pads and wheel chocks for my POC dept. and I put on a couple of coats of sealer and some enamel paint with sand in it for grip. The paint will help prevent absorption of water and fluids, and I painted them yellow for visibility. Not that they are fancy or anything, but it makes them last a little longer. I also sand all surfaces and round the corners to prevent splinters.
    Here's the thread on the wheel chocks;
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/t125839/ (Cheap and easy wheel chocks)
    There's no need to paint cribbing, except for identification of the truck it belongs to.

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