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Field Decay Stakes

Test Method:AWPA E7-93-Standard Method Of Evaluating Wood Preservatives By Field Tests With Stakes.

3/4 x 3/4 x 18 inch (19 x 19 x 457 mm) treated (and untreated) stakes are inserted half-way into the ground. At specified time intervals the stakes are removed and rated for severity of decay and insect damage. They are placed back into the ground after each rating until light bending pressure causes them to fail.
FIELD DECAY STAKES


Depletion Rate Stakes

Test Method:AWPA E7-93 (modified)

1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 18 inch (38 x 38 x 457 mm) treated depletion rate stakes are inserted half-way into the ground. At specified time intervals randomly selected stakes are removed and analyzed for preservative content.
DEPLETION RATE STAKES
Rows of depletion stakes at our Florida field site.


Posts

Test Method:AWPA E8-96 Standard Methods For Field Tests With Posts

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