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#1 tortoise1978

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 05:52 PM

Hi, I'm in the process of planning an outdoor enclosure and would like to use sleepers for the walls. Is it okay to use treated ones as they would obviously be more long-lasting? I see people have used things like log roll which may have been treated so I wonder if this is okay?

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 09:53 PM

If they are the sleepers treated for railways, they are likely to be toxic. Ask the manufacturer what they are treated with before you buy and if they don't know, I'd avoid.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 12:29 AM

Thank you. They are pressure treated softwood - the same as other treated wood such as log rolls. The shop wasn't sure about torts.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:39 AM

Thank you. They are pressure treated softwood - the same as other treated wood such as log rolls. The shop wasn't sure about torts.

I use the log roll for my babies enclosure and it's been fine, I've used it for years. :) 






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