I found your website online and was hoping you could help me identify the stamp on some lumber. My sons got some 2x4s at a local machine factory with some pallet wood. These were used to ship products to the company I want to make sure they are safe for them to use for some crafts projects. The lumber has the IPPC stamp, then in the box next to it it is stamped MY-HT, and beneath it the numbers 009. Then ...Read more
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Hi there! I have four pallets with different markings on each and have not been able to identify what they mean. I hope someone can help me out: H8H9H10G8A No other markings on these pallets. I’m hoping the H stands for heat-treated but want to be certain. Thank you!
Picked up some free pallets off of Craiglist (I think a medical device mftr) for a compost bin project. They don’t appear to be stamped. The labels/markings that are there are shown in the photos. Any concerns (e.g., toxicity) about using them for a compost bin? Thanks.
Hello, I recently read on a log burner forum that some of the nails used to construct pallets have coatings of lead, mercury and other hazardous materials. It was a warning to people burning pallets in log burners which were widely castigated. I have burnt a lot of pallets and have never found any evidence in the form of solidified lead or liquid mercury amongst the ashes. However, I was sufficiently concerned to conduct an internet search which produced no results. I ...Read more
I have been breaking down a pallet to make some bedside tables. The classification on it said it was from the USA, code 01391 and was HT. I figured it was safe to use. It was a beautiful brown and cream color but when I sanded it down the brown turned to grey and so I no longer know if I should use it. Would it have just been the weather that could have turned it that color, or has ...Read more
Hello, I’ve just picked up this pallet, we’ve looked everywhere for the markings but couldn’t find anything. Is it safe?Thanks