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I just wanted to show some work I do.Vancouver and the Fraser Valley B.C.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Jul 15, 2014.

 

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Bill replied to sam's discussion refinishing 1950s log home interior
"Hi Sam I have worked with a few log homes that have been painted. As for the exterior I would not recommend painting. The logs move through out the year and the paint cracks allowing moisture to penitrate. The moisture gets under the painted surface…"
Jun 28
Bill replied to George's discussion Sanding vs blasting process
"Hello George Day 1 Sanding with a course grit followed by 120 grit. Logs will be cleaned by vacuum in all corners and cracks. First coat of stain applied. Day 2 Second coat of stain. Day 3 Final coat of stain. This process does not bring any…"
Apr 9
Bill replied to Randy Smith's discussion Pacific Log Homes
"Hi Randy I do believe it is now True North Log Homes. www.truenorthloghomes.com Bill Superior Log Restorations www.superiorlogrestorations.ca"
Nov 1, 2015
Bill replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Hello Cat I am a supervisor for a log home yard in Abbotsford B.C. I would like to offer a tour of our show home if you are local. Bill"
Sep 9, 2015
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"Yes I would agree with Thomas a picture would be great. I can give you my process I would begin with sanding and only sanding. Day 1 - I would start with 36 grit getting off the old stain and deteriorated wood, finishing with 120 grit giving a…"
Aug 14, 2015
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/92-102/ Not in my tool belt. Please educate yourself and workers and most of all the home owners who are left living there for years. CharisB please be aware of what you are recommending. Pressure washing Thomas what…"
Aug 3, 2015
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Needing advice about blasting and staining.
"Always go the sanding route. Bill Superior log restorations Abbotsford B.C."
Aug 2, 2015
Bill replied to Mark H's discussion Seeking maintenance/restoration advice
"Hi Mark Sikkens is a superior product, what has happened here is the maintenance coat has been missed. I have seen this often. It's an easy fix but will require some work. You will need to sand down the wall until it is free of stain and…"
Jul 30, 2015
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Repair of rotting logs
"Remove and replace logs. You will feel better knowing it's done right. If you go with concrete make sure the wood and concrete dont touch, use sill gasket."
Jul 25, 2015
Bill left a comment for Jeff Paddock
"Hi Jeff You can reach me at bill_ristau@hotmail.com"
Jul 25, 2015
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Repair of rotting logs
"Thanks Paul thats an interesting read. I was thinking something similar possibly after removing the rot fill the void with pressure treated wood. You could then cover the exterior and interior with cedar log siding. Bill"
Jul 23, 2015
Bill replied to Paul Woodman's discussion Repair of rotting logs
"Hi Paul Yes I would recommend thermal imaging it will show you a lot of unseen areas that need addressing. Replacing logs is not as hard as it seems. I would recommend replacing the piece in your photo with two pieces. I would put the join between…"
Jul 22, 2015
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Hi Karen I'm glad to hear you went with the sanding route. Looking forward to the pictures.."
Jul 14, 2015
Bill replied to Mike's discussion Removing Sikkens Cetol Film Forming Stain
"Don't be afraid of the work the results are well worth it. Keep on sanding."
Jun 3, 2015
Bill commented on Kathryn Charles's blog post Screw Jacks Not Installed in my Southland Log Home
"Yes you should be concerned. I have been building for 15 years and always install screw jacks. If through bolts were installed on the corners, you can see by how much they need to be tightened to see how much your home has shrank. Best of luck."
May 29, 2015
Bill replied to Karen's discussion Look what they are doing to our log home :(
"Charis I deal with these issues often. I have restored many homes now to many to count. The best I can give my customers is sanding from the beginning. I do this because it will never bring any new issues to the log home. It's just simply…"
May 20, 2015

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