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Is there anybody here?
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Since it's been 2 weeks since a single sole last posted in the loghomeu I thought I check for pulse.  Roll call everyone?  Spring 2015 Log Home…Continue

Tags: cabin, logs, sanding, Colorado, Springs

Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny Mar 15.

Looking At Cabins

Sometimes you just have to stop and take pictures and look at the old Colorado cabins.  In my small community of less than 2000 people, South Park, Colorado, there used to be 150,000 people living…Continue

Tags: County, Park, photography, photos, chinking

Started Jan 19

What to look for in a chinking job

Just a few things to look for when examining a potential log home purchase with chinking.  Thermal imaging revealed a poor chinking job showing 20+ degree temperature differences on just one corner…Continue

Tags: blasting, staining, cabin, media, repair

Started Nov 11, 2014

Charging for Bids 2014

As a log home maintenance contractor it's become apparent that not many people who own a log home can actually afford the maintenance on a log home and even less can afford restoration work on their…Continue

Tags: cost, cabin, home, log

Started Nov 7, 2014

 

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Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"One of the most popular log home finish manufacture's, Sikkens says in their maintenance procedure to pressure wash.  Here are the instructions: http://www.logfinish.com/product/sikkens-proluxe-cetol-maintenance-re/ We've pressure…"
Apr 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Chris Thedford's discussion Earthpaint stain finish
"I read the MSDS data sheet at the bottom of the link that you provided. This product has the same ingredients as many other stains minus the more expensive ingredients like a solvent, drying argent, and oil. The ingredients are all dry solids like…"
Apr 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"He already said why power washing is a 'no no' he "read it in a forum" and he thinks anyone doing a thorough job to include power washing is ripping people off."
Apr 4
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"Sounds like you've done your research, found your tools and method, and now surely greatness will follow, congrats!"
Apr 2
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Scott Blayden's discussion Blasting Material
"What are you looking for, corn cob, crushed glass, walnut shell?"
Apr 1
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to George's discussion Blasting log home
"Sanding alone after blasting may not be enough. Consider grinding with aluminum oxide grinding disks on hook and loop backers. On most of our media blast jobs, the blasting takes 2 days, the grinding a week, the sanding another week and after all…"
Mar 29
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to David Stewart's discussion Cob blasting vs. Sanding vs. Pressure washing
"I explored dry ice blasting once.  It seemed to take a ton of material.  To blast a log home it would have been a semi load of dry ice.  Do you blast log homes?"
Mar 15
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
Mar 15
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"In the resort towns like Breckenridge all of the big beautiful multi million dollar log homes are owned by out of towners from TX and CA. They still live in Texas or where ever they're from and CO is just the vacation home."
Mar 15
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Why are they flocking to CO? Interesting.  My son just got out of the Army and has decided to live in TX.  In my gut I keep think TX is gonna have a very hard time in a few years."
Mar 15
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Nice....I wish we had a "front range" right now......we are getting another storm in Maine right now. "
Mar 15
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Snow really isn't too much of an issue in Colorado on the Front Range where we do work in the winter. In the Mountains its a different story and we have to wait until March or April to get started."
Mar 15
shanny replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Wow....no snow."
Mar 15
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to David Stewart's discussion Cob blasting vs. Sanding vs. Pressure washing
"Do you happen to have any pictures of before and after results with dry ice?  I'd really like to see how it turns out...."
Mar 15
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Laura Ramthun's discussion Cracking Logs on Interior and Exterior
"Yes, absolutely, the thermal imaging is part of my log home maintenance inspection that we do on every log home as part of the initial consultation.  We always charge for consultations and want to give the customer as much as we can at the…"
Mar 10
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?
"This gets to be a bit technical.  Your insurance agent will probably have the best explanation for you.  In the State of California Workman's Comp Insurance is compulsory meaning by law you have to carry it.  When I google…"
Mar 9

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Colorado log home chinking, staining, media blasting, restoration. Serving the mountains of Colorado. Log and wood sided home sealant specialist.
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Log Home Finishing is happy to share out experience with you via LIVE CHAT to discuss finishing your log home project. Visit our website http://loghomefinishing.com and Tom Elliott, Sashco and Permachink certified installer of stain and chink products will assist you.  

 

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Posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:24pm

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At 9:05pm on November 30, 2014, Chris Wood said…
Jim, some people need to do themselves (and us industry folks) a favor and buy existing. Building something new and special takes guts, resources, patience, vision and trust. These virtues don't come easy. Why this thread has even been allowed to continue, must be asked of the site moderator (there obviously isn't one). All this prospect (with no land, but a load of experience) has done has riled a majority. "Some people, you just can reach". It's not worth the aggravation.

He has a point about forecasts and scheduling so nobody has a blank check. But the adversarial attitude comes thru loud and clear, and why would anyone want to do business with such a gem?
So let's hope there are legit prospects with respectable dialogue that can benefit from this site. Otherwise, life's too short to deal with _________.
At 3:13pm on November 29, 2014, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Folks, You may have noticed that I let myself respond to Chuck's discussion on contracting and the things he required of his Builder. This Gentleman represents a situation that can teach you every thing not to do when it comes to contracting. I have been in this business for over 30 years and in this case it is all about the price and it may be difficult to get paid. I caution anyone considering this project to think long and hard about it. When it happened to me my wife cautioned me that this client would be a problem and I ignored her to my peril. The whole time we were building the home he kept in touch with his lawyer and it became a financial nightmare. Rely on your gut and pass up a situation you wish you had. Good Luck out there and do good work. Jim

At 10:10pm on February 14, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Folks,I liked the time share thing. Sounds like something I would say. Keep up the good work. Jim Harbin Katahdin Cedar Log Homes Mid-Atlantic

At 11:16am on January 9, 2013, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…

Welcome to the neighborhood. Dolly

 
 
 

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