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Time to stain
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Finally, It's time to stain. I have read many of the posts concerning staining a log home. There are as many answers as there are log homes out there. My question is about the cleaning process. Do…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Circo Aug 22, 2011.

Radiant Hydronic floor heating
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Hello Has anyone built Hydronic floor heating into thier Log home. I am considering Warmboard as the subfloor. I would appreciate hearing the pros and cons of one product over the other.  Regards MARKContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hank Hill May 25, 2011.

Breaking Ground
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Hello to All, I bought a beautiful 20 acre lot in West Virginia's Hampshire County last September. I went to all the Log home shows read all the magazines and purchased a Log home package in April.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Piatz Nov 12, 2010.

 

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Mark Circo commented on Mark Circo's photo
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cabin in the fall

"The wild flowers worked out great for the front lawn. So far the deer don't even bother with them. "
Oct 1
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Oct 1
Mark Circo commented on Artisan Log and Timber Homes's blog post Warning! A log home can have positive health effects
"Amen to That. There is no question that a log home is pleasing to all your senses. In my log home the few places I had a to put a drop ceiling, like the hall way, and the dinning room bump out I used  pressed tin ceiling panels. There is no…"
Nov 12, 2013
Mark Circo commented on steve jones's blog post can anyone help
"Hi Steve The bleach raised the grain on the pine logs. Many people, including staining contractors will try and use bleach instead of a log wash solution because it is quick and easy. In some cases even if you do not raise the grain (little hairs)…"
Nov 12, 2013
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Nov 5, 2012
Mark Circo replied to Randell myers's discussion TENNEESSEE LOG HOMES HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS
"HI Tom I purchased my log home package from Premier Log Homes and Structures out of Ringgold Ga. After the delivery I was missing another truck load of lumber after some back and forth they magically found another 1/2 a truck load at the mill. After…"
Aug 28, 2012
Mark Circo replied to Randell myers's discussion TENNEESSEE LOG HOMES HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS
"Hello to All, I had my log company go belly up shortly after my purchase. I did my due diligence, visited the home office and show room. I met the sales folks and the architect. The BBB had them rated AAA. I lost a few thousand dollars on the…"
Aug 15, 2012
Mark Circo posted a status
"We passed all rough in inspections, Electrical,Plumbing, Framing, and can now insulate and close up the walls."
May 14, 2012
Mark Circo replied to Penny Chiasson's discussion Where to go from here?
"Hi Penny A lot depends on your relationship with your bank/banker. I went the route you chose to finish and do some of the work myself amd by my family. I was to be done in one year and then convert to a mortgage. I did not finish but a…"
Sep 25, 2011
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Aug 22, 2011
Mark Circo replied to Mark Circo's discussion Time to stain
"We rented the man-lift and took began staining. The top half of the cabin is by far the toughest part. We are going back tomorrow and apply the sealer coat on the two eves on the shed dormer and the lift can go back to the rental company. All that…"
Aug 22, 2011
Mark Circo replied to Brent Nelson's discussion Boric acid solutions on kiln dried logs....is it worth it?????
"I am about to begin staining my new log home. I chose to borate treat before staining. My logs are kiln dried and I checked the moisture content with a moisture meter. The cost of borate and the ease of application makes it a no brainer decision to…"
Jul 2, 2011
Mark Circo replied to Mark Circo's discussion Time to stain
"Hi EZMary, After speaking with the folks from Permachink I decided that was the way I wanted to go. I looked at log homes that were stained with oil based products and others that used water based stains. I have 12" hand hewn Logs with a…"
Jun 28, 2011
Mark Circo left a comment for Ryan Baker
"Hi Ryan I lost your email. Did you loose money to Premier Log Homes? I had to send threatening email and copy my lawyer to get my last 1/2 truck load of materials. They kept insisting it was on site I should look around for it. I was only building…"
Jun 22, 2011
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Jun 22, 2011
EZMARY replied to Mark Circo's discussion Time to stain
"I have owned a log home for many years.  I power wash it down, use clorox, clean it good.  Then fill in any cracks or caulk where ever you need to, apply Permachink (lifeline exterior) back brush it on, then apply the clear…"
Jun 11, 2011

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Tell us about yourself:
I am ready to start construction of my 2009 sq/ft Log Home on 20 acres in WV.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Almost
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months

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Hello to All   I am sorry to report my worst fears were confirmed. My log home provider is gone as of January 1st 2011. I spoke with them on December 17th and all was well. I was missing some rafters…

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I am sorry to report my worst fears were confirmed. My log home provider is gone as of January 1st 2011. I spoke with them on December 17th and all was well. I was missing some rafters for the porch roof and some fascia board. They said they would call…

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Posted on January 24, 2011 at 1:38pm — 2 Comments

Premier Log Homes and Structures

Has anyone been able to contact this company?

 

 

Posted on January 17, 2011 at 4:54pm

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At 6:01pm on August 27, 2010, Tim Bullock said…
Mark, I am not sure if you will be able to get in touch with the GC but his name is Charlie Long.......Home Number 540-858-3513
Celery number 540-664-3889.....He is the one that hired the mason and can give you lots of information including directions to the jobsite.....I have been in this business for 32 years and have never seen such rockwork.
At 2:57pm on June 4, 2010, Freddie Jones said…
Hi Mark,

Great to hear about your project. Please check out Blue Ridge Log Cabins. The website is www.blueridgelogcabins.com We have done numerous cabins in the Virginia's and can certainly supply you refernces about our unique and efficent process of building log homes. We are not a typical shell or kit. We were just recently featured on HGTV's 'Amazing Log Homes'. This segment can be viewed on the website and does a good job of explaining our advantages in just a few minutes. Please contact me directly with any questions or to discuss in more detail. The number is 888 563 3275

Best Regards,
Freddie Jones
Builder-Developer Division
Blue Ridge Log Cabins
fjones@blueridgelogcabins.com
 
 
 

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