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Chinking Weather
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I'm finishing up washing my logs, and I'll hopefully stain this week.  I'm getting worried, though.  I need to chink, and the nightly temperatures are getting cold.  When is it just too late for the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CharisB Sep 14.

Log Home Building
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Hi!  My Mom passed away slightly over a year ago now, and she left me an unfinished log home.  It's been in probate, so I'm just now getting to work on it.I'm nearly ready to begin chinking, but the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Parsons Sep 12.

 

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CharisB replied to Melody Haile's discussion Chinking Weather
"Melody -  With any of the water-based chinking products, or even plain ol' portland cement-type of chinking, it needs to stay above freezing, including overnight, for at least 3-5 days after chinking is complete. All of these products…"
Sep 14
Melody Haile posted a discussion

Chinking Weather

I'm finishing up washing my logs, and I'll hopefully stain this week.  I'm getting worried, though.  I need to chink, and the nightly temperatures are getting cold.  When is it just too late for the year?  How cold can it realistically be?  See More
Sep 14
Donald Parsons replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Hello Melody - Q8 Log Oil is a one-step product and does not require a top coat.  It's what most of our clients use and we use it on our model homes (Appalachian Log Structures) as well.  Been using it for years now.  Easy to…"
Sep 12
CharisB replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Hi, Melody. Yes, this can be overwhelming. There are products out there that are one-step products, sans top-coats. If you're looking for one-coat products, you'll find that those are pretty much oil-based products that don't last…"
Sep 7
Melody Haile replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"This is all so much to sort out.  Is there a product anyone could recommend that wouldn't require a topcoat?  A one-step product?"
Sep 7
Guild Log and Timber replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Melody,  I would stick with a Topshelf water base like Sashco or Permachink. I remodel log homes everyday for a living. The extra cost is worth it in the long run. It also wont darken with age if the clear coat is kept up. I have some blog…"
Sep 2
Donald Parsons replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Hello Melody - so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.  Hopefully the log home she left you will bring back some of the wonderful memories and become a legacy you can pass along to other family members.  Appalachian Log Structures…"
Aug 29
CharisB replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Most of the time, stickiness and splotchiness has more to do with prep that wasn't done properly. I have only used the Woodscapes myself and didn't experience either of those, but didn't get great results long-term, either. Here at…"
Aug 29
Melody Haile replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Charis, Thank you!  My local lumber guy recommended Deckscapes but I read some bad reviews about stickiness and splotchiness."
Aug 29
CharisB replied to Melody Haile's discussion Log Home Building
"Hi, Melody. Welcome to the forum! If you plan to chink with "modern" synthetic chinking (not old-time mortar), I'd recommend you stay away from Q8. It contains non-drying oils and waxes that interfere with the adhesion of chinking.…"
Aug 29
Melody Haile posted a discussion

Log Home Building

Hi!  My Mom passed away slightly over a year ago now, and she left me an unfinished log home.  It's been in probate, so I'm just now getting to work on it.I'm nearly ready to begin chinking, but the logs were untreated and gray in places.  I'm going to buy a log wash, and from my reading it seems as though Q8 is the direction I'm headed.  Newbie questions-with Q8, will I need to treat it with something additional on top, or just that?  What kind of chinking do people prefer?See More
Aug 29

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Tell us about yourself:
I’m new to log home construction, and am finishing a home my Mom was building at the time of her death.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
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What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months

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