"But and pass is just a corner treatment.
Tightly Pinned is the style of construction that does not shrink if done properly. Folks often cut one side of their logs for various reasons... Like using logs for rafters or cutting the inside flat. I have…"
"Just a note: Ring shank nails are exactly what re-bar accomplishes, only re-bar can support a bunch of weight. I have not ever been able to remove a piece of re-bar after it has entered the log by 3 or more inches... Green logs just grab and holds…"
"I have built a tightly pinned B&P home 10 years ago. Logs shrink - generally about 10%. Putting re-bar into D shaped lumber (anything that is milled is not a log) will not alter this fact. Mixing building systems is just asking for trouble.
"Because I have a dead air space in the middleof the chinking joint, any water that gets past the mortar, and closed cell insulation will stay on the outside and has for 7 years... We even have had snow stick to the side of the wall, and the inside…"
"I built a tightly pinned B&P home that does not settle. You can see mine...
Chinking is not a mess. It increases the r value and decreases any infiltration... My chinking does not move nor do my logs.
Can I see yours?"
""While you are right about skips people being a bit clannish that does not negate the facts." I am unsure what a bit clannish means, but my home has been up since 2007. I immediately framed a bathroom and stuck sheet rock around a log…"
"Tim, I misspoke...
What I meant to say is the chinking (the mortar its self) will not need repair. However I do insert a latex product (log jam) to seal the cracks that occur when the logs shrink. I have done this to my interior logs and the latex…"
"I milled my own Doug fir boards for my second floor. They were stored out of the weather for 3 years. The moisture was about 8%. During the first winter gaps of at 3/16th opened between the boards. This last winter they basically all opened to about…"
Sorry to stand corrected water based finishes are film forming but hold up much better than oil based film forming finishes such as Sikkens. I should have stated that instead of being vague. Sikkens can and will protect your logs until the…"
"I have used Sikkens and with two coats it provides a water resistant(not proof) finish. I used two tests about 3 years ago. These tests are stable and good but very expensive... 90 bucks a gal.
Lee, could you comment about why the water based…"
I would be careful of any Sikkens product. Stick with the tried and true waterbased log home stains like Perma-Chink or Sashco. We have been performing log home restoration services for over 22 years and have found these two products to…"
"Just a few comments from someone that has built a log home...
Strongest? I have 63 very large logs that are held together with over 900 pieces if steel. It may not be the strongest, but it ain't weak.
Last longest? I don't think anyone…"
I have been pleased with other Sikkens products, but Is this a new type of finish... has any one used it?SIKKENS® CETOL®WB SRD is a one-coat, waterborne translucent exterior wood finish for use on a variety of wood surfaces.See More
"Just one thing about the LHBA method of building.
It does not settle. The roof does not settle, There are no roof jacks, no lowering of the roof... The way I have done the chinking there is almost no infiltration... I have 9 layers to my chinking,…"
"Let me get this straight bob...
Your right and lots of folks are wrong, cause there is only one way to build with logs. Your way...
As I have explained to you several times before, I am low skilled. I am (or was) 6'4" and can beat the…"