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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 Colorado Log Home Finishing Feb 8.

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 Laura Ramthun's discussion Cracking Logs on Interior and Exterior
"Where is your log home located?  Looks like you could use a log home maintenance inspection to best answer these questions.  We do thermal imaging during the inspection to best determine the structural soundness of the logs and the…"
Feb 16
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Pre-qualifying doesn't work for me.  I have no idea if a job is a job until I touch foot on the ground and see it in person.  Pictures don't work because customers don't even know what we're looking for and very few are…"
Feb 8
Guild Log and Timber replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Tom,  Hate to hear that. You know what Papaw used to always say,"Its better to stay home and not make any money".  I have started pre-qualifying with pics and measurement before I actually come look at the job. If they are good…"
Feb 8
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"The problem here is there are millions of square feet to be worked on, but no one wants to spend the money to do it right.  I have to look at 10 projects to get 1 job always.  The other 9/10 tell me they'll wait til next year or they…"
Feb 7
Guild Log and Timber replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"I know what you mean. I have 3"
Feb 7
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"JD, Thanks for the Reply!  There are soooo many log homes like this in Colorado needing work right now it's insane.  Tom"
Feb 7
Guild Log and Timber replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Nice Job Tom.  JD Knight Guild Log and Timber www.GuildLogandTimber.com 956-773-9347"
Feb 7
JOHN MILLER replied to Colorado Log Home Finishing's discussion Is there anybody here?
"Can't wait to see the finished photos and also the ones along the way!!"
Feb 6
Colorado Log Home Finishing posted a discussion

Is there anybody here?

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 Maintenance season is turning out to be busy already, here's our first project, pictured below in the foothills outside of Denver.  This log home had been built just 10 years ago and was originally coated with Sikkens Cetol 1-2-3, a product which we remove often and it's one of the more…See More
Feb 4
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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 here.  They left behind there homes which are a wonderful display of decay.  Old cabins like this can be found all over Colorado.…See More
Jan 19
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Lovitt's Emerald Gold Log Home Stain

"That looks real nice, huge log home!"
Jan 18
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Jeff Paddock's discussion Sansin Enviro-Stain
"Do you happen to have any more information about your company such as a website, other contact information, or information about where you product is available in Colorado?  I've heard of your product before, but would like to know about…"
Jan 13
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Bem's discussion Large checking indoors on roof beams
Jan 9
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to CharisB's discussion Calling all Sashco Capture and Cascade users!
"I give Sashco Capture / Cascade 5 stars in the poll!  Excellent product with great color choices and easy to maintain...  I started using Capture / Cascade this year more because the Transformation 'Log and Timber' formula seemed…"
Jan 7
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Robin&Ron's discussion Electrical conduit colors
"You mean the log homes that you build move?"
Jan 7
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Robin&Ron's discussion Electrical conduit colors
"We chink over electrical in every log home we chink. Then he inspector comes and gives CO. It's up to code in Colorado, USA as far as I know. Wires just have to be covered as long as there's no junctures."
Jan 7

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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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