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Old 05-17-2013
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Re: pvc "lumber"

UV stabilized means it won't break down as fast from sun degradation! By this I mean early plastic lumber would start to break down IE; get chalky or get cracks in it after a couple of yrs of direct sun exposure. You can use it, but it will be a lot heavier than regular lumber. Also the expansion and contraction rate will be greater so your joints will move more. the other factor is that the color will fade over time and there is really no way of keeping it crisp looking, once it starts to fade.

Last edited by mike dryver; 05-17-2013 at 11:41 AM. Reason: missimng a couple of facts
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