Are cross ties illegal?
Every EPA site said the same thing about the main preservative in old railroad ties: “Creosote is a possible human carcinogen and has no registered residential use.” So it’s actually illegal to use old railroad ties in a home landscape. Such uses in residential settings are not intended uses of creosote.
What are number 3 railroad ties?
Lower-Quality Railroad Ties No. 3 grade railroad ties also exist, but these only have one or two solid sides remaining; they may also be called scrap or economy ties. The wood might be strong, but the ties will probably have even larger splits on their ends and more plate cuts.
Where to buy railroad ties locally?
1) Home Depot. Home Depot sells used railroad ties, you can order them online and have them deliver to your place. 2) Lowe’s. Lowe’s is another great large chain store which chances are, it will be close to you. 3) Menards. Menards will be another good choice, unfortunately they don’t sell them online, or at least not at this point, make sure you check back with them. 4) BridgeWell Resources. BridgeWell Resources would be another great place to buy railroad ties, the only problem is that they sell bulk and wholesale only, I couldn’t find what would be
Are railroad cross ties toxic?
If you’re building something complex, railroad ties might not be for you. Railroad ties are treated with creosote oil – a strong preservative made from coal and wood tar – that can make them poisonous to vegetables and a poor choice for projects where bare feet or hands might come into contact with them.
Is it legal to cross a railroad track?
By the time a locomotive engineer sees a person on the tracks, it is too late to stop the train. The only safe, legal place to cross railroad tracks is at a designated pedestrian crossing. Remember, crossing arms aren’t just meant for automobiles – never walk around them.
Can railroad ties be used for fencing?
Absolutely, we used them on the all the time for gate posts, middle of the fence run stretcher posts, and for every fence post in corral or bull pen. Used railroad ties worked great for all the purposes mentioned above, and lasted for many years.