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fungus on the first row
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HiThose fungi appeared on the lowest log on the north side of our log home. That side is not exposed to the sun at all. Any advice on how to get rid of it?How dangerous is it?Thank you!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catrinel Pauna May 24.

Mice sealant
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HiWe have been living in a log home for 6 years now. The house is in the fields and each fall, starting with September we have mice inside the house. It seems that they use the insulation channels…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catrinel Pauna Jun 7, 2017.

expensive property
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Hi,Just read in one of our newspapers about an expensive real estate transaction. When I looked at the pics I saw it was a log home giant villa.Just for fun I am posting the link to an US article…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori Bartoszewicz May 4, 2010.

windows size
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Hi again,Soon we will have to order our windows. I was wondering how much space should we leave between the window gap and the window itself. As I know the wood keeps on "working" (as we say in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Warren May 4, 2010.

 

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Catrinel Pauna replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"It surely helps. Reading the description only is not enough as the description seems fine while people like you who know all treatments pros and cons know what I may encounter.  I will keep searching other products available on our market and…"
May 24
CharisB replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Sounds like a deep penetrating oil-based stain, which will work well for moisture resistance initially, but will eventually soak into the wood so deeply, the surface will be unprotected from both moisture and UV damage. In addition, sealants -…"
May 24
Catrinel Pauna replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"I added here an online translation of a product that shows in google results for Romania Short description Bios Wood Total is a PENETRANT product, not a PELICULAR product. This is a biological, organic substance that penetrates the wood fiber…"
May 23
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Yes, a good quality latex house paint should perform really well.  You may need a primer, depending on what paint you are going to purchase, so check with someone in the paint department or read the labels. Brian  (brian@permachink.com)…"
May 23
CharisB replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"That's what I would recommend. Paint will be more durable. Semi-transparent stains will get broken down by UV more quickly."
May 23
Catrinel Pauna replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"So for the OSB you suggest using paint, not the wood stains, correct?"
May 23
CharisB replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"I'd stay away from an epoxy paint. They're very rigid and will actually flake and peel sooner than a more elastic latex paint. A good quality exterior house paint will probably be best. --- Charis"
May 10
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Hi Catrinel, I think I'd lean more to a good quality paint to protect the OSB, as the adhesives used in manufacturing it are not terribly friendly towards adhesion or penetration of normal stains, be they oil or waterborne.  Thanks, Brian"
May 10
Catrinel Pauna replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Thanks for the info! Log homes are not traditional in Romania. Here people like to build their homes from bricks or Autoclaved aerated concrete (had to search this name on wiki lol). It's a mentality thing. Wood is disconsidered. There are…"
May 10
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Hi Catrinel, Shell Guard (in this case the concentrate) would be the Borate recommended for that type of project, and M-Balm is the epoxy/wood consolidator that would create a barrier to protect from air and water penetrating the wood.  Check…"
May 8
Catrinel Pauna replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Hi again Could you point me to some products that you use (the borate and epoxy) so I could check them, see the "ingredients" if i can say so and find similar products on our market? Thank you!"
May 8
Catrinel Pauna replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Forgot to add that there is a lot of vegetation. A hedge a few meters away from the east side while on the north there is grass but no sun. "
May 7
Catrinel Pauna replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Charis and Brian, Thank you! Yes, we are in Romania. The house is in the field, the summers are very hot and dry while the winters are cold, but not terribly with an moderate amount of precipitations.  I will check the local products. There are…"
May 7
Brian Donelson replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Hi Catrinel, I'm in agreement with Charis, it does look like there's some areas where nature is taking over in the decay process of your logs. I'm not sure what you have available in your area there and how deep the damage goes, but…"
May 7
CharisB replied to Catrinel Pauna's discussion fungus on the first row
"Good morning. Fungi growing out of the logs is a bad sign. Fungi only grow with ideal conditions, which always include too much moisture. They are usually indicative of some major rot issues, which could lead to some major structural issues.…"
May 7
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fungus on the first row

HiThose fungi appeared on the lowest log on the north side of our log home. That side is not exposed to the sun at all. Any advice on how to get rid of it?How dangerous is it?Thank you!See More
May 6

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Deutsch Kurzhaar / German Shorthaired Pointer breeder located in Bucharest, Romania.
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almost there
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