hello and everybody and please dont hate me for what im about to ask lol.
i own a 200 year old log home that i am currenttly remodeling. i knew the house was log when i bought it and so i have decided to expose some log and other will be covered with drywall. so heres my question :D
this particular wall is an outside wall and the logs on the out side are covered with clap board and aluminium siding with some kind of foam backing ( i saw it in a crack if the clap board). i have removed all chinking from the wall and now its just the logs and the clap board and the siding (just like the frame portion of the house except horazontial instead of vertical) and i was wondering if i could instead of chinking the logs sinice the gaps are a good 4-7 inches wide if i could threat them like horizontal bays and put fiberglass insulation between the logs R30 9 1/2 inch thick pink pather... i can hear the yelling a screaming already :D...
i know the chinking helps with the structural integity of the home in some cases and make the logs more soild and keeps the weather out but there is no sign of mosture with the clap board and the siding there and i want to put 2x4 scabs to level the wall and hang the drywall so this could act as a reinforcer to the log and make them as soild as if they had chinking right?
so in the end the wall would be as follows outside to inside: aluminium siding with foam backer, then clap board, then 9 1/2" inch think logs with 9 1/2" insulation between the logs, then a vapor barrier, then 2x4 scabs to hang drywall and reinforce the logs, and finially drywall .... soo i ask with quivering voice do u think this would work well ?????
and i wish to stress that the wall is the same set up as the frame portion of the house but just horizontial bays instead of vertical ones and the same clap board and siding on the outside ooo and the studs are 9" thick and 9" wide of coarse :/ lol
attached are pics of a wall that was finished be the prev owner look like grout or just motar and a section of walli exposed to see what was there.... just to give u an idea of what style log home it is.... also if u have an idea of the type of wood that would be much appreiated im leaning towards white oak