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Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ page). Below, we have tried to answer the most common questions visitors to this our Web site may have. If you find that your question is not answered on this page, please email us sawyer@manleyportablemilling.com or call us during [BUSINESS HOURS] at 509-764-1788.

What is a ‘sticker’?

A sticker is a piece of wood usually 1/2” to 3/4” thick and 3/4” to 1” wide that is placed every two feet under a row of boards and at the ends to allow air movement through the wood and around the wood so it will dry evenly.

What is ‘astacking and stickering’?

In order for freshly milled lumber to dry straight and true and evenly it needs to be ‘stickered’ with small boards (see above) about every two feet and at the ends and kept at least 1/4 to 1/2” apart.  This allows air to move through the lumber stack which allows it to pick up the moisture out of the wood and carry it away.

Question:  Can you use lumber made by Manley Portable Milling for a permitted structure without having a grader stamp the lumber?

Answer:  Maybe soon. According to House Bill 1153 of July 7 2016 called the Native Lumber Act lumber produced by us on site can be used to build your home under the below conditions (which basically says you have to apply for a permit to use the lumber and the onus is on the county/city inspector to determine if it is of the correct standard.  However this billl has not become law yet though some counties appear to be using it anyway.   See below:

NEW SECTION.

Sec. 7.

(1)

 A qualified building code enforcement official may waive, in accordance with subsection (2) of this section, lumber grading and stamping requirements of the state building code as it is adopted by reference in RCW 19.27.031, adopted and amended by the state building code council, or adopted and amended by any applicable city, town, or county legislative authority.

(2) Lumber grading and stamping requirements of the state or local building code may only be waived if:

(a) At the time of applying for a building permit, the applicant submits an application for waiver of grading and stamping requirements for lumber that will be used to construct buildings or structures under the building permit; and

(b) A qualified building code enforcement official inspects the lumber for which waiver of the requirements is sought and finds that:

    (i) The standards adopted by the department and Washington State University under section 4(2)(a) of this act are satisfied;

    (ii) The quality and safe working stresses of the lumber are equal to or better than number 2 grade for structural lumber in accordance with the national institute of standards and technology voluntary product standard PS 20-10, American softwood lumber standard, developed under procedures published by the United States department of commerce, and the national grade rule for dimension lumber; and

    (iii) The quality and safe working stresses of the lumber, if it is to be used in load bearing walls, are equal to or better than stud grade in accordance with the national institute of standards and technology voluntary product standard PS 20-10, American softwood lumber standard, developed under procedures published by the United States department of commerce, and the national grade rule for dimension lumber.

(3) For purposes of this section, a "qualified building code enforcement official" means a building code enforcement official who has completed the native lumber grading program and holds a valid certificate of completion issued under section 4(4) of this act.

NEW SECTION.

Sec. 8. The department shall adopt rules by July 7 31, 2016, to implement the provisions of this chapter.8

NEW SECTION.

Sec. 9. This chapter may be known and cited as the native lumber act.

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