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Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home
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We are thinking about looking on the existing-log-home market.  I would appreciate any advice you may have for when we start shopping around.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayne McClain 22 hours ago.

stock stained glass windows

Years ago we stayed overnight at a log home resort in/near Sevierville, TN.  the small cabin we stayed in had a stained glass window in tha se bathroom where the glass panel was a picture of a cowboy…Continue

Started Nov 6, 2013

Lightning protection
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Is it unnecessary overkill to have a whole-house surge protector and a lightning rod?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Westom Jul 11, 2013.

sealer
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I found this online today.  Have any of you folks used it to seal your basement walls?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfUaKXasdD4Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Apr 1, 2013.

 

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Wayne McClain replied to Hank Hill's discussion Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home
"Recently we renovate our log home. WE did it by own except for kitchen works. Our kitchen countertop was too old and its very difficult to work on it. We replaced our existing concrete slab with Granite countertops Keystone. Rest of the renovation…"
22 hours ago
Steve Merriam replied to Hank Hill's discussion Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home
"I would agree with the last post. If you are going to buy a log home in foreclosure, it is likely to be due for a refinish. In certain parts of the country, like where I am in Maine, it is difficult to get a firm quote on refinishing. I ended up…"
Sep 1
EZMARY replied to Hank Hill's discussion Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home
"Make sure the foundation is at least 3 feet above ground.  (protects against splash back, and rot)  Roof overhangs should be at least 2 ft.  Look for checking (cracks on top of exterior logs, make sure they have been filled in, that…"
Aug 29
Hank Hill posted a discussion

Suggestions for shopping for an existing log home

We are thinking about looking on the existing-log-home market.  I would appreciate any advice you may have for when we start shopping around.See More
Aug 28
Hank Hill posted a discussion

stock stained glass windows

Years ago we stayed overnight at a log home resort in/near Sevierville, TN.  the small cabin we stayed in had a stained glass window in tha se bathroom where the glass panel was a picture of a cowboy hat.  It did not paperer to be a custom window but rather a stock window.  Does anyone know where to get stock stained glass windows?See More
Nov 6, 2013
Brian Weigel replied to Hank Hill's discussion film forming
"It is always interesting to see debates about wood finish products. There are always folks on both sides that argue that their finish/system performs the best. Every stain job is different and depends on a number of factors including the type of…"
Aug 26, 2013
Westom replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"You are confusing construction of a plasma path (in milliseconds) with something completely different.  The actual transient current is microseconds).   It is electricity  That means current is everywhere and simultaneous in…"
Jul 11, 2013
Bryant J. Cochran Jr. replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"Also, Lightening more often is from the ground to the sky than it is from the sky to the ground. Ths happens so fast, the human eye can not detect the actual direction. It's a matter of negative electrical vrs positive electrical charges…"
Jul 11, 2013
Bryant J. Cochran Jr. replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"To protect your house the best bet is a full grounding set up. The main breaker box should be grounded to earth via a copper wire, at least 6 gauge fastened to a fully in the ground copper clad ground stake. The electrical boxes in the home, (all of…"
Jul 11, 2013
Westom replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"monosyllabic: saying very little, often in a way that gives an impression of unfriendliness or lack of intelligence.  Also called a soundbyte or propaganda.   The closest thing to an honest monosyllabic response are those first four…"
Jul 3, 2013
Hank Hill replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"I was hoping for something resembling a monosyllabic response."
Jul 2, 2013
Westom replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
" Which questions still need answers? "
Jul 2, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"So what is the answer to the question of the poster?? "
Jul 1, 2013
Westom replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"Lightning seeks earth ground. A destructive path for that 20,000 amp electric surge is via a wooden church steeple destructively to earth. Wood is not a good conductor. So 20,000 amps creates a high voltage. 20,000 amps times a high voltage is high…"
Jul 1, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"While I am not an expert on the  subject, there are a  few reason for consideration. 1. ALOT are sales gimmicks. Have you ever been thru a older neighborhood that all the homes have lightning rods. This was a hugh sales push during the…"
Jun 29, 2013
Hank Hill posted a discussion

Lightning protection

Is it unnecessary overkill to have a whole-house surge protector and a lightning rod?See More
Jun 29, 2013

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At 1:31pm on May 20, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

Hey Hank, As a Woodguard user for a long time, I intend to use the Q8 on my next project. It's less harmful to the air and the clean up and penetration is better.  Jim and Pam Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

 
 
 

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