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Topic # 164303 4-Feb-2015 17:58
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I've built a lean-to shed off my garage for firewood storage. I have some old iron which I was going to use for the roof but due to the hassle of cutting it to length and putting in battens I thought plywood might be a easier/better option.

What should of plywood should I use and is there anything I can stick of top of the ply to make it last longer?




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  Reply # 1231287 4-Feb-2015 18:01
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You can buy sheets of tanalised plywood for outdoor usage. Just like fence posts, it comes in various grades depending on how much rot protection you require.




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  Reply # 1231317 4-Feb-2015 18:49
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Use H3.2 CCA treated ply not H3.1 LOSP.

Paint it to make it last longer - 1 primer coat then 2 top coats of a semi gloss acrylic.

The steeper you can make the pitch to avoid water ponding the better.

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  Reply # 1231330 4-Feb-2015 19:13
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Unless you buy thick (translation: expensive) ply you would still need battens I think.

To cut iron you can use a chainsaw with a stuffed chain, a skil saw with a stuffed blade, or a nibbler tool, or an angle grinder with a cutting disc.  All at your own risk of course.  :)




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