- Jun 14, 2002
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- SE Idaho
Thanks for adding, Your right, We live in a desert and have gotten buy for two years on free OSB sub flooring. I used mostly galvanized or decking screws on parts that are to stay together, The others are expendable and I leave them drop to the bottom of the pit.I suggest only 2 things for those thinking of building one. Do NOT use OSB at all. Use only ground contact rated treated plywood and wood framing as it'll hold up long term, also use triple coated screws or hot dipped galv bolts/buts. As regular treated starts laminating after a couple yrs, untreated cdx laminates year 1. That's my expereince in the last few yrs with the plywood and wood framing out there.
My CDX is on its 4th year this year, and I can likely get 5,6 more years out of it. Typically the pit goes in the end of November and I pull it In Febuary or March. I need for the soil on top of the skirting to soften to scrape it off and dry a bit, the dry enough to find the screws around the skirting.
The lid pocket has been used 5 years, I did treat the pockets with wax( hot summer day job. ) so the slider lids dont get frozen in