minute in a solution of one of the following wood preservatives which shall be
registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection agency for the use intended:
Copper napthenate reduced with water down to 2% copper as metal (see
Zinc napthenate reduced with water down to 3% zinc as metal (see 6.6),
Copper-8-quinolinolate reduced with water down to 1.8%
copper-8-quinolinolate as solution (see 6.3).
Alternatively, pallets or the finished wood parts thereof shall be com-
pletely flooded for a minimum of one minute with one of the preservatives as to
inundate all interior and exterior surfaces (when finished wood parts are
dipped). Care shall be exercised to assure complete coverage of all surfaces
After the dip treatment, the pallets shall be air dried (or
of the board.
dried for an appropriate time in a kiln or oven) for a period of 24 hours
minimum in a well ventilated area allowing full air circulation around all
surfaces of the wood. The pallets must be dried prior to shipment. See
paragraph 3.4.1 for identification of preservative treated pallets.
The pallet manufacturer shall provide a copy of the appropriate EPA ap-
proved preservative label(s) with each shipment. The label(s) shall provide
the EPA registration numbers(s) and any precautionary instructions for use or
handling of the treated wood products. (See 5.3)
Presence Copper Napthenate or Copper-8-Quinolinolate) Preservative.
When treated with Copper napthenate or Copper-8-quinolinolate the pallet shall
show evidence of discoloration when tested as specified in 220.127.116.11.1.
When treated with zinc
18.104.22.168.2 Presence of Zinc Naphthenate Preservative.
napthenate the pallet shall show evidence of discoloration when treated as
specified in 22.214.171.124.2.
Nails shall be made of hardened steel,
126.96.36.199 Style 1, 1A and lB pallets.
mechanically deformed (drive screw) type conforming to FF-N-105, type II, style
18 except that the nail point may be diamond [not longer than 5/32 inch (4 mm),
or chisel provided the width does not exceed the wire diameter. Nails shall be
helically threaded with a minimum of 4 flutes. Length and size of nails shall
be as specified in Table I (See 6.2.1).
188.8.131.52 Style 2 pallets. The 2 inch (51 mm) and 2 1/2 inch (63 mm) nails shall be
made of hardened steel, mechanically deformed (drive screw) type conforming to
FF-N-105, type II, style 18. These nails shall be helically threaded with a
minimum of 4 flutes. Size and use of nails shall be as specified in Table II.
The 1 inch (25 mm) nails, when used, shall be of steel wire, cement coated,
smooth shank, flat head, diamond point conforming to FF-N-105, type II, Style