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Used Railroad Tie-Cresote Treated (Common: 7 in. x 9 in. x 8 ft.; Actual: 96 in.)

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For your next decking project consider using the 7 in. x 9 in. x 8 ft. Used Creosote-Treated Railroad Tie. This used tie works great for nonstructural earth retaining projects, where the appearance is not critical.

  • Can be used for nonstructural earth-retaining applications
  • Creosote-treated
  • Rustic appearance
  • 6-1/2 in. x 8-1/2 in. x 8 ft.
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How much does a railroad tie weigh ?

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February 28, 2016
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Definitely closer to 200 lbs for a solid tie. Go to any railroad supply yard and ask them what a quality tie weighs.
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In the product details (second column) it says 160 lbs. I used to work at Home Depot as a cashier in the garden shop and I would sometimes help load these. I and one of the garden associates (also a female but much younger) were able to lift these into a regular pickup truck, one at a time, without difficulty so I would guess these are about 100 to no more than 140 lbs each. That was last fall and I was Read More
In the product details (second column) it says 160 lbs. I used to work at Home Depot as a cashier in the garden shop and I would sometimes help load these. I and one of the garden associates (also a female but much younger) were able to lift these into a regular pickup truck, one at a time, without difficulty so I would guess these are about 100 to no more than 140 lbs each. That was last fall and I was 62 years old at that time but used to loading bales of hay for my horses (if that gives you any idea of what it takes to lift these). Read Less
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July 11, 2015
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Solid ones are around 200lbs NOT 80-100 unless they are rotten
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June 22, 2015
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Not 200lbs!! closer to 85.
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November 1, 2014
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A used railroad tie weighs around 180-200 lbs.
Source: http://www.rta.org/faqs-main
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July 19, 2014
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85-100 pounds
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July 19, 2014
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they are approximately 85-100 lbs. 2 guys can handle fairly easily
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Aren't these illegal? Isn't creosote potentially carcinogenic?

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February 16, 2016
I have an idea that creosote treated railroad ties are not approved by the EPA and it is therefore illegal to use them in landscaping, is that true?
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September 20, 2016
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The EPA is still evaluating the use and disposal of Creosote in wood and pesticides. They are a looking bit tardy with that evaluation, as the chemical was first registered in with the government in 1948. General consensus is don't use it around edible plants or in a watershed area, which most areas are.
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June 10, 2016
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They use cresote poles for ur electrical and phone lines in residential areas. they also use them on lakes for retaining walls. Also used in barns around animals. Also use the same oil base for roofs and roads. I think it's ok to use, just nasty to handle.
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There is no RESIDENTIAL-approved use of creosote-treated woods. From the EPA: "Creosote is not approved to treat wood for residential use, including landscaping timbers, garden borders, or wood that may come into contact with food (e.g., cutting boards, countertops) or drinking water."
source: https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/creosote
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March 17, 2016
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Railroad ties that are treated with Cresote are only intended for Railroads. They are extremely toxic. Especially inhaling the dust and/or handling. They are illegal for residential purposes. Check with EPA. Do not use for your home.
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March 2, 2016
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The railroads are installing them every day around the country. Must not be illegal
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I was wondering the same thing myself. You've probably already read this, or something similar, but if not, check this out.
http://www.gardensalive.com/product/railroad-ties-are-not-legal-for-home-landscape-use/you_bet_your_garden
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Can I pick these up at my local store?

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Is there a shipping charge? I have never seen these in a Home Depot before
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where is the closest store that has these instock ?? for pick up now "railroad ties"
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Absolutely, you may want to call ahead to verify they have the quantity you need
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July 15, 2014
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is not sold online but in your local Home Depot store. To determine availability you will need to localize the item online by using a zip code. Unfortunately, if you are unable to see the store inventory, then it’s most likely not a stocked item in your area. You may also want to call or stop by your local Home Depot store and talk to one Read More
Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. This item is not sold online but in your local Home Depot store. To determine availability you will need to localize the item online by using a zip code. Unfortunately, if you are unable to see the store inventory, then it’s most likely not a stocked item in your area. You may also want to call or stop by your local Home Depot store and talk to one of our professionals. For any other questions, please call us at HomeDepot.com Customer Service 800-430-3376. Read Less
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Are railroad ties legal to use at your home

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Contrary to what some have said, it is NOT illegal to use creosote treated wood. People have been putting out the statement that they are illegal without completely reading the EPA guide for pesticide treated woods. It is true that creosote treated wood is not approved for residential use, including landscaping. However, reading further you will find the statement, "Reuse of creosote-treated wood is not Read More
Contrary to what some have said, it is NOT illegal to use creosote treated wood. People have been putting out the statement that they are illegal without completely reading the EPA guide for pesticide treated woods. It is true that creosote treated wood is not approved for residential use, including landscaping. However, reading further you will find the statement, "Reuse of creosote-treated wood is not subject to regulation by EPA under pesticide laws". The article goes further and advises contacting local authorities for disposal restrictions but makes the statement that disposal in ordinary trash is acceptable. Source: https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/creosote Read Less
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No, please read this.
http://www.gardensalive.com/product/railroad-ties-are-not-legal-for-home-landscape-use/you_bet_your_garden
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Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Solid but looks horrible Pretty solid but definitely not pretty. They start leeching white stuff after a few years and not suitable for structural elements but work fine as edging. But why buy something this heavy and solid? Just for the look, in which case HD ties disappoint. At best, these would be graded #2, which is the lowest worthy of recycle sale. October 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Trash They picked out 4 for me. They should have said that no decent ones were left. Unfortunately, I didn't look closely before loading on my car. Two broke when I dropped them off the car at home - rotten inside and on the bottom where I did not look. I tried to get a refund without having to reload them and drive them all the way back, but no. The one in the picture was the best of the 4. Notice the bottom where it is only half thick. The other was only useful as edging. Railroad ties are getting to be hard to find, but don't find them here! I wish some other supplier was open the day I needed these. August 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Railroad Ties About 1/3 of them are split, or rotten, but 2/3 of them are still good. After all, they're used. But you will need to pick them out yourself, and the young men working at the Depot will be less than worthless, so don't ask for help. Instead, bring a weightlifter, gloves, and a truck, and you will be the proud owner of a little bit of Americana. April 23, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DO NOT USE FOR VEGETABLE BEDS concrete segmental retaining wall is easy and much safer in the long run. Creosote is the problem here although much has worn away at this point. May 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Solid They allowed me to pick my own. All exceeded my expectations and were very solid. It would be a good idea to conduct a visual inspection prior to purchase. I do not see how you could load these inside your truck and not notice it falling apart. They are also quite heavy. April 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rail Road Ties From Montgmery AL Store I recently purchased 20 ties from the Eastern Bypass store. I went to look at them to check the condition and they were banded in 16 tie packs. The loose ones looked pretty bad and have been obviously picked over, but some were fine. I was weary of having them delivered because I did not want unusable ties. In the end I figured I'd have them delivered and save tha hassle and take my chances knowing at least 16 would be fine. When delivered, the 16 banded had 4 more added and banded to the top. Outside appearances were fine. When I got into the project and opened the delivery one of the four additional ties was completely rotted on the underside. I ended up just throwing it out, but I think it was unacceptable to deliver me a tie like this. Fortunately I ordered one more than I needed. Home Depot you need to do better. October 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Be sure to go and pick yours out in person. I had 10 delivered to my house because I am making a planter out of them. The delivery guy was great but when I started to move them to my backyard, I saw what bad shape most of them are in. I really wish I had gone and picked them out myself. I am going to really have to pick and choose how to place them. After spending $17 each and $80 for delivery, I expected ties that weren't falling apart. I understand that they are used, but I would expect a little better. I am really disappointed. June 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor quality and selection The website listed over a hundred in stock at a specific store, but there were very few in a usable condition. I did not expect flawless railroad ties, but the majority were unusable (split down the middle, large rotted holes over half the size of the railroad tie). Fortunately, the staff allowed me to choose some of the better ones, but i sorted through at least 50 to find 10 that were usable at least on one side. June 4, 2012
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