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Wayne McClain replied to Hank Hill's discussion Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home
"Recently we renovate our log home. WE did it by own except for kitchen works. Our kitchen…"
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Thomas Leigl replied to Thomas Leigl's discussion New Roof - Caulk or Not Caulk
"Thanks for your reply CharisB and the person from Colorado Log Home Finishing.  My concern is…"
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Chinking vs bagged mortar?

I'm restoring a circa 1870 hewn cabin and will be chinking the inside only. Exterior is clapboard.…See More
13 hours ago
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Thomas Leigl's discussion New Roof - Caulk or Not Caulk
"I vote for caulk it!"
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CharisB replied to Thomas Leigl's discussion New Roof - Caulk or Not Caulk
"I will let others give you advice on the caulk/no caulk. I have seen it done in similar situations…"
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Donald Parsons commented on Joe Smith's blog post watch this link about this crook that builds log homes illegally
"Very sad indeed.  Lessons that everyone needs to learn when building ANY type of home,…"
17 hours ago
Thomas Leigl posted a discussion

New Roof - Caulk or Not Caulk

We are in the final stages of replacing  the asphalt roof on our log home.  Because of the design…See More
18 hours ago
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8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is…

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Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home 3 Replies

We are thinking about looking on the existing-log-home market.  I would appreciate any advice you may have for when we start shopping around.Continue

Started by Hank Hill in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Wayne McClain 6 hours ago.

New Roof - Caulk or Not Caulk 3 Replies

We are in the final stages of replacing  the asphalt roof on our log home.  Because of the design of the previous roof, it was necessary to cut out some of the logs along the dormers, remove the old shingles then insert a 4" x 4" cedar timber (see photo). The roofing contractor is adamant that I do not caulk the bottom of the timber where it comes in contact with the asphalt; the top of the timber will be caulked however.  I live in a wooded area so debris, leaves, seeds from the trees along…Continue

Started by Thomas Leigl in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Thomas Leigl 11 hours ago.

Chinking vs bagged mortar?

I'm restoring a circa 1870 hewn cabin and will be chinking the inside only. Exterior is clapboard. I'm on a budget so no synthetic. But what are the issues in using a quikcrete bagged mortar instead of mixing sand, lime and mortar like I see lots of people doing? Thanks all!

Started by Allen banks in Building and Maintenance Issues 13 hours ago.

Save money on restaining a cabin? 2 Replies

I am the third owner of a cabin that was built in the early 1980's. As far as I know the stain is the original and it is good under the front porch and the carport, but the west and south side I have black showing and in some areas the stain is very thin. I am living of fumes (very low income), but would like to take care of my home.  Does anyone have any ideas on how to save some funds on getting my cabin restained? The cabin is approximately 1200 sq ft. and I was given 1 quote for cob…Continue

Started by Viola Kinney in So, How Do I?. Last reply by Raymond Wengerd on Tuesday.

Finding Replacement Logs

Hello!I have purchased a kit log home in northern California.  It has a few rotted logs and I'm trying to find some logs of the same profile to make the repairs.  The log are milled Cedar and have a "D" shape.  I have attached some pictures of the log profile.   I do not know who the manufacturer is.  Does anyone know who makes these logs?  Is the company still in business?Thank YouJonContinue

Tags: Logs, Rotted, profile, Cedar, restoration

Started by Jonathan Cassaday in Building and Maintenance Issues on Sunday.

Has anyone used wood waiter?

I asked a question about dumb waiters two years ago (yes, we are still in design phase) and Wood Waiter was suggested.  I see their ads in the magazines and have looked through their website.  Their product is reasonably priced... just wondering if anyone has used them or heard anything good or bad. On a side note, it's my hope that two more years from now I'll finally be enjoying my log home and not still asking questions about building!Continue

Started by Cynthia Gugg in Building and Maintenance Issues Oct 14.

Looking to restain the cabin 2 Replies

The cabin I am living in has the original stain from 20 years ago and I am looking for a company to come in and either blast it or sand it and restain it. I live in NC. And would appreciate a list of certified companies that could give me a quote.  I was also wondering if you power washed it if you need to do any sanding to smooth out the roughness?Continue

Started by Viola Kinney in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by CharisB Oct 13.

Blasting - Pot and Compressor for a homeowner 5 Replies

Looking for tips on a reasonable set up for a homeowner on blasting pots and compressors.  Looked into renting tow-behind compressors and large pots but they would be running around $1000 a week.  Probably going to need the equipment 4 or more times that so maybe I should just buy.  any tips?Continue

Started by Deer Mountain Mad Man in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Wayne Bell Oct 12.

 
 
 

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