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Window and door installation, shrinkage spec allowances

I'm aware that log cabins need to be made to allow for shrinkage for various aspects including windows and doors. I've read, that the log cabins will continue to shrink after a few years, maybe up to…Continue

Started Nov 6, 2017

 

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John Lile replied to Rob Gaiser's discussion Interior wall hight issue
"Builders need to allow for shrinkage allowances for at least 3 years, 5 years even better. Screw jacks either bought or homemade could get you up to speed. What kind of foundation do you have? An excellent book that covers what to anticipate on…"
Dec 12, 2017
John Lile replied to Brian Matzen's discussion Winterizing
"Seems like you pretty well covered it, try to keep the mice and rats out especially. Water freezing would be my main concern, although I don't get why you would have to do anything to the plumbing freezing when your thermostat is set that high.…"
Nov 8, 2017
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Window and door installation, shrinkage spec allowances

I'm aware that log cabins need to be made to allow for shrinkage for various aspects including windows and doors. I've read, that the log cabins will continue to shrink after a few years, maybe up to 4-5 to play it safe.I bought an existing log cabin (30'x22' with upstairs) in southern CO outside of La Veta that is 30 years old. Couple abandoned it after a divorce, and never bothered to chink it or put windows and doors in either. The only thing that probably saved it, was a metal roof with 4'…See More
Nov 6, 2017

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Tell us about yourself:
Restoring a log cabin in the San de Cristo mtns that was abandoned before anyone bothered to put on doors, windows, and chinking. The metal roof with 4' overhang was the only thing that probably saved it from complete destruction.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not quite there yet, perhaps two more years

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