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Chalking vs Chinking ??
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We have a log home that has been erected for 4+ years. The logs were down 1-2 years previous to the build. Shrinkage and movement has seem to stopped. The home is coved and chink less. But we still…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colorado Log Home Finishing Dec 20, 2013.

 

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Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Glen Leffingwell's discussion Chalking vs Chinking ??
"Very beautiful!  After reviewing the photos I would recommend more traditional chinking for interior and exterior on all log joints.  First use backer rod or grip strip as a backer, and then Sashco Log Jam chinking.  We use the…"
Dec 20, 2013
CharisB replied to Glen Leffingwell's discussion Chalking vs Chinking ??
"Yes, Lexel is a product of ours. Yes, it costs quite a bit more than your DAPs of the world, but it usually lasts longer, too. :-) It will work for your purposes, but it is more expensive than Conceal and won't blend in as well.  I…"
Dec 20, 2013
Glen Leffingwell replied to Glen Leffingwell's discussion Chalking vs Chinking ??
"Hopefully these pictures work We have complete wrap around deck so rain and snow never touch the walls We live in the interior of B.C. I have a clear product call Lexel here that I was going to try I used a Canadian product called Sunfast for the…"
Dec 20, 2013
Glen Leffingwell replied to Glen Leffingwell's discussion Chalking vs Chinking ??
"Hi Thanks for the reply Merry Christmas to you too! Is Lexel ($$$) a product of yours? I have some and thought it may be the answer I used Sunfast (General Paint Canada) (performing well) for my primary coating. Thought I would chalk with a product…"
Dec 20, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Glen Leffingwell's discussion Chalking vs Chinking ??
"Your situation is one that we at Log Home Finishing LLC hear about over and over, a chinkless home which really needs to be chinked.  It becomes obvious after about 4 years like in your situation that what was sold as a chinkless home really…"
Dec 20, 2013
CharisB replied to Glen Leffingwell's discussion Chalking vs Chinking ??
"Most manufactured "chinkless" style homes will require caulking eventually. Looks like your eventually has arrived. :-) You don't always have to seal every single horizontal line at the same time, but it's something you'll…"
Dec 20, 2013
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Chalking vs Chinking ??

We have a log home that has been erected for 4+ years. The logs were down 1-2 years previous to the build. Shrinkage and movement has seem to stopped. The home is coved and chink less. But we still have air movement predominately in the corner notches but also in the odd horizontal line. It was built with the standard foam gaskets between logs.I would like to seal the home as best as I can to help with rocketing heating costs. Has anyone used just a clear or coloured sealant on all the joints…See More
Dec 20, 2013
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"Early in the build 2009"
Dec 17, 2013
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Dec 17, 2013
Glen Leffingwell replied to John & Pat Biehn's discussion Plexiglass railings
"i just updated my email. we live in a area that has painfully slow internet service. maybe thats the problem. when i move to the Mac i will try to repost the railing picture"
Dec 17, 2013
Glen Leffingwell replied to John & Pat Biehn's discussion Plexiglass railings
"check out our pictures glass spindle combo for the lake view Glen Leffingwell"
Dec 17, 2013
Glen Leffingwell commented on Glen Leffingwell's photo
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side deck 1

"Two years is probably too late to reply but the deck is stamped concrete with a black powdered thats stamped in then washed off followed by a coating of clear sealent"
Dec 17, 2013
Judy & Lee Peacock commented on Glen Leffingwell's photo
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side deck 1

"What did you use on the floor of the porch??"
Jun 16, 2011
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Jun 16, 2011
LHD Finishing commented on Glen Leffingwell's photo
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front of home

"Looks like you'll be able to get on the roof to shovel snow off from the snow banks before to long! Good picture, nice home!"
Dec 19, 2010
Anne commented on Glen Leffingwell's photo
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Kootenay lake in the background

"Beautiful!  What an ideal setting in which to hunker down and enjoy the views.  Thanks for sharing! Anne"
Dec 11, 2010

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At 10:48am on December 9, 2010, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…
Welcome Glen to the neighborhood. Dolly
 
 
 

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