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UN-twisting Cls timber

Postby Onform » 16 Aug 2017, 16:34

Hi, as per title really.

I bought a load of Cls timber from Wickes, upon delivery most of it was bowed but some was badly twisted.

I did complain and they did replace it albeit after the third attempt! But the courier didn't want to load up his Lorry with the returns as he was in a rush, when I spoke to customer care they told me they would send someone, that was over a month ago lol.

I was wondering if I could un twist it and gain by their bad service?

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Re: UN-twisting Cls timber

Postby StevieB » 16 Aug 2017, 17:00

Short answer - Nope!

Long answer - if you want it the same length then almost certainly not. If you need shorter lengths and thickness then you might be abel to cut it down and thickness it, but for the faff involved I wouldn't bother. It is typically hidden studding or constructional timber so the odd non-straight length is not a massive issue typically.

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Re: UN-twisting Cls timber

Postby Tusses » 16 Aug 2017, 17:27

another "no" from me.

I always go and sort through the pile if I need some. even then some of it will keep moving.

and as said , it depends on what you are using it for as to how much of an issue it is.
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Re: UN-twisting Cls timber

Postby Onform » 16 Aug 2017, 18:11

i was planning on using it for assembling the interior of the workshop. If I force it straight with screws and glue will it split?

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Re: UN-twisting Cls timber

Postby Mike G » 16 Aug 2017, 18:51

Believe it or not, it is best to select construction timber when it is wet, and to pick stuff out of the middle of the pack where the sun hasn't got to it. Sun is the biggest problem for stored timber, not rain, and it is ideal if you can then get it fixed in place before it dries fully. It will then dry evenly, rather than have one face exposed to the sun, and has half a chance of staying straight. Once it has gone, though, it's gone, and the only thing it is any use for is short lengths such as noggins. You really won't pull it around to straight, however much time and energy you waste on it.
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Re: UN-twisting Cls timber

Postby Onform » 16 Aug 2017, 21:32

I ordered online and had it all delivered in one go along with a load of concrete fence posts and fence panels, (still not up), all in all over 2 tons of material which I had to lug around the block due to rear access! lol.
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