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Cynthia Gugg
  • Castro Valley, CA
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Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?
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I've been shopping around for builder's risk insurance and already have some quotes (Zurich).  Our current homeowner insurance agent said we also need liability insurance, even if our general…Continue

Tags: liability, insurance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Roberts May 18.

Has anyone used wood waiter?
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I asked a question about dumb waiters two years ago (yes, we are still in design phase) and Wood Waiter was suggested.  I see their ads in the magazines and have looked through their website.  Their…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cynthia Gugg Nov 1, 2014.

Drywall ceiling vs tongue & groove

We're trying to get the cost of building our log home down to budget and considering using drywall on some of the ceilings.  This would be just one of many cuts we have to consider (the savings will…Continue

Tags: ceiling, groove, &, tongue, drywall

Started Jul 22, 2014

wood burning peninsula fireplace
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Anyone have one of these they can recommend?  I like the idea of getting the most out of our fireplace viewing from different parts of the home.  I guess these are inserts?  Online I've seen…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pittsburgh Architect May 8, 2014.

 

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Fred Roberts replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?
"Cynthia, that was a smart move on you and your husbands part. GL is normally looked at as trip and fall coverage but, lets say your start small burn pile to get rid of some brush and the winds pick up and the next thing you know your neighbors house…"
May 18
Cynthia Gugg replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?
"Thanks Fred - after much discussion, my husband & I agree that the extra protection is worth it.  The site is accessible & viewable to many folks passing by, especially our neighbor's young & curious kids!"
May 18
Fred Roberts replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?
"Cynthia, the additional liability on your builders risk, will protect you against liability claims, your GC's liability will protect them against claims. So that being said, I believe the additional liabilility coverage for yourself is a…"
May 18
Cynthia Gugg replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?
"Thanks Thomas.  Since my GC has liability insurance and is handling the whole job, it sounds like we don't need to carry liability insurance as well.  Or, is the extra protection worth it?  The cost is slightly more than the…"
Mar 9
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
Cynthia Gugg posted a discussion

Builder's Risk (course of construction) AND liability insurance?

I've been shopping around for builder's risk insurance and already have some quotes (Zurich).  Our current homeowner insurance agent said we also need liability insurance, even if our general contractor carries it.  He said anyone injured on our property during construction could sue us without it.  I always thought it was just the general contractor who needs to carry this... anyone else run into needing liability insurance?  We live in California if that makes a difference (where everything…See More
Mar 5
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"Hi Randall, I was just admiring your pictures - beautiful place!  How do you like your steam shower?  Anything you wished you would've changed?  We'll be building this year."
Jan 19
Cynthia Gugg replied to mary mulcahy's discussion mr. mitsubishi a/c split system
"Thanks Paul - a nice summary of heating options.  I had considered geothermal (I posted about this a while back), but it just doesn't fall in our budget.  The home will be a weekend place until the kids are off to college, then it…"
Dec 3, 2014
Cynthia Gugg replied to mary mulcahy's discussion mr. mitsubishi a/c split system
"I haven't heard of Gree and will need to look into them.  My early & limited research mostly found Mitsubishi & Fujitsu.  We're building in the foothills of California, so the summer heat is dry and winters aren't…"
Dec 3, 2014
Cynthia Gugg replied to mary mulcahy's discussion mr. mitsubishi a/c split system
"Hi Mary - I'm searching through past forum discussions regarding ductless mini split systems.  Did you go with this and are you happy with it?  I'd like to use this type of system in our log home - let us know! "
Dec 2, 2014
Cynthia Gugg replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Has anyone used wood waiter?
"Thanks Glen, good suggestions.  I have run into Gardenweb in various searches and their discussions are helpful.  Our plans are going into engineering, the closest we've gotten in our long journey... I just might have that log home…"
Nov 1, 2014
Glenn V replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Has anyone used wood waiter?
"You could ask the company for references and I think they would oblige. There is a good website called Gardenweb that has forums in it. Under home forums post under fireplaces. There are also lots of fireplace websites to ask. I am thinking, but…"
Nov 1, 2014
Cynthia Gugg posted a discussion

Has anyone used wood waiter?

I asked a question about dumb waiters two years ago (yes, we are still in design phase) and Wood Waiter was suggested.  I see their ads in the magazines and have looked through their website.  Their product is reasonably priced... just wondering if anyone has used them or heard anything good or bad. On a side note, it's my hope that two more years from now I'll finally be enjoying my log home and not still asking questions about building!See More
Oct 14, 2014
Cynthia Gugg posted a discussion

Drywall ceiling vs tongue & groove

We're trying to get the cost of building our log home down to budget and considering using drywall on some of the ceilings.  This would be just one of many cuts we have to consider (the savings will add up).  In the bedrooms & bathrooms, drywall ceilings seems fine.  In the great room, must have the tongue & groove.  Not sure about the loft, it seems it would look funny to have a wood ceiling intersect with a drywall ceiling.  The layout is a prow front, but the main ridge line runs…See More
Jul 22, 2014
Cynthia Gugg replied to J. R. Guillory's discussion National Geographic Is Searching for People who want a Log Home!
"Just thought I'd chime in - this is not a scam.  I applied for this when they were looking for folks for season 1 and went through the process.  The timing just didn't work out for us for this season.  They are great people…"
Jul 14, 2014
Pittsburgh Architect replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion wood burning peninsula fireplace
"I could recommend several gas fireplaces, but not so much wood.  Wood is a bit rustic for most commercial projects.  We specify and see a lot of Monessen, Majestic, and Heatilator fireplaces.  Montigo makes some real nice…"
May 8, 2014

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Tell us about yourself:
Like most people new to log homes, we're pretty excited about building one in the near future. Might consider a hybrid timber and want to incorporate as much green as possible. This will be a weekend vacation home for extended family and future retirement home. Hope to gather as much information and advise as possible in order to make decisions we won't regret!
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not yet, but have almost closed on some land and can then start the planning!
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months

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At 12:19pm on April 7, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hi Cynthia, I strongly recommend you consider cedar for your log home for lots of reasons. Check out usaloghomes.com.If you have a plan you can get real pricing. These folks have an advantage,they use the entire tree and they are close to their resource. Good luck, Jim Harbin

 
 
 

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