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Blasting log ends and eves
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This weekend I tried blasting off a portion of our log home with success. We are planning to blast with crushed glass and then refinish it. My question is, what about the log ends? The log ends are…Continue

Tags: eves, ends, log, Blasting

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Jun 17, 2013.

Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
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Hello,We just purchased this home in northeastern Kansas the end of December. This home was built in 2002 on site. It was a "kit" from Heartbuilt Homes out of Stockton IL. The main level is log and…Continue

Tags: kansas, refinishing, blasting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kai Englert Jun 16, 2013.

 

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CharisB replied to Kai Englert's discussion Blasting log ends and eves
"We don't get to do much hands-on with  log ends...not enough time in 2 days. :-) It's discussed in class a bit. Silicone is hard to remove anyhow, so good call not removing all of it. Just be sure that you widen the joint a bit so the…"
Jun 17, 2013
Kai Englert replied to Kai Englert's discussion Blasting log ends and eves
"Charis, I don't recall them showing us anything about the log ends. I will have to check into the Log Monster you are talking about. The caulking is mainly the stuff the original builders put between the logs to seal them and since then this…"
Jun 17, 2013
CharisB replied to Kai Englert's discussion Blasting log ends and eves
"Kai - I think the Log Monster was demonstrated in Zero Failures. That would be a great tool to use on the log ends. As Brian mentions, make sure you investigate the purpose behind the caulk. Could be they were just sealing a few cracks here &…"
Jun 17, 2013
Kai Englert replied to Kai Englert's discussion Blasting log ends and eves
"Thanks, I will try the water bottle and see what happens"
Jun 17, 2013
Kai Englert replied to Kai Englert's discussion Blasting log ends and eves
"Thank you for the reply! I will check into that method, thanks!"
Jun 17, 2013
Brian Weigel replied to Kai Englert's discussion Blasting log ends and eves
"Hello Kai, Log ends are always a challenge because the grain is open and therefore can absorb water easily and they typically extend beyond the roof line and are more exposed to the elements. Saturating them with stain will certainly help prevent…"
Jun 17, 2013
Scott M replied to Kai Englert's discussion Blasting log ends and eves
"Kai   - Don’t use the media blaster on the log ends - you’re right the media will be forced into the ends of the logs and it won’t do near as good a job as an angle grinder.   Use an angle grinder first with a…"
Jun 17, 2013
Kai Englert posted a discussion

Blasting log ends and eves

This weekend I tried blasting off a portion of our log home with success. We are planning to blast with crushed glass and then refinish it. My question is, what about the log ends? The log ends are dark with the previous stain (Sikkens) and there is some old caulking on parts of them I'd like to remove. I can scrape off the old caulking, but was wondering if it is a bad idea to blast the ends? I was just thinking that the crushed glass might get forced into the more porous ends and cause a…See More
Jun 16, 2013
Kai Englert replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
"Looks like you're on your way! I just tried blasting a portion of our house this weekend and tested the different stains we are considering. I think it will work pretty well. I will post some pictures pretty soon. Look forward to update…"
Jun 16, 2013
Kai Englert replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
""confident people die ... EVERYDAY!"  .... :) "
Jun 14, 2013
Scott M replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
"Kai - I looked at the photos of your home and if you are planning on chinking/caulking I would recommend going with the Weatherall Textured Caulk.  You can use this product without backer rod and match up or skim over the existing…"
Jun 14, 2013
John Sanders replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
May 7, 2013
Brian Weigel replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
"Hello Kai, You mentioned that your home has some areas that have been chinked and wondered if you should do the entire project.  One of the primary functions of chinking is to prevent water intrusion. It also helps to seal the home preventing…"
May 7, 2013
Wesley Orr replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
"So we did our test the first pic is of the north side of our house. The finish is virtually gone but the S100 did a great job of getting what was left of the old finish off and all the graying is gone also. The second pic is under the porch were the…"
May 3, 2013
Kai Englert replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
"Michael, Thank you for the information, I will look into it!"
Apr 30, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to Kai Englert's discussion Just Purchased Log Home Needs Refinishing
"Kai- You are probably close on your cost estimate for all the materials,  blasting materials, and stain to restore your log home, and it's great to hear that you want to tackle the project on your own.  But, you may want to test an…"
Apr 30, 2013

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Selling our current house to purchase a log home that was built in 2002. Mainly looking for maintenance information and things to look for before signing a contract. If the purchase goes through, I will be looking to this site for maintenance issues, ideas, and inspiration!
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At 9:13pm on October 8, 2012, Howard L. Hart said…

It is good to know what company was the Supplier and manufacturer of the Home you are palnning to buy. My wife and I are Log Home dealers and frequently get calls and E-mail from people looking for Logs, Log Siding, or other products to match their exsting Log Home and either don't know who the Supplier was or they are no longer in business.  

 
 
 

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