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Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
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I recently noticed the seal on the side of my house where the log wall meets the chimneyshoulder (the transition area where the chimney tapers out wider for fireplace) has begunto fail. The are where…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Sep 6, 2013.

Log Siding
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I need to replace a few pieces of log siding that was used on my front and rear porch overhangs as fascia. Carpenter bees got to it and the woodpeckers finished it off. I live in Northwest…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Bouget Jul 7, 2010.

Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
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I recently bought a log home in Northwest Pennsylvania and am trying to figure out what I should do with the exterior. The home is in a wooded area, but does get some sun. Heres my situation: The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by sherri gibson Jul 7, 2010.

 

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Mike replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"Last night I ripped off the slate, underneath it appeared to be concrete, with a scratch coat of mortar and metal lath, installed on top of plywood with roof paper underneath..."
Sep 6, 2013
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"Didnt mean to sound harsh, I'm just a little ticked about this whole deal. If you look at the first question on this page http://restorelogs.com/faq.htm, it is similar to the picture on the bottom right, except the roof would be the shoulder of…"
Sep 6, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"I'm trying to inspire you to be creative.  If you could possibly provide photos I could help you."
Sep 5, 2013
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"Thank you so much for your informative reply. I take it you must not be a professional chinker, because if that was the case you could quite easily explain the proper technique with about the same effort and time it took you to send your reply."
Sep 5, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Mike's discussion Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home
"The definition of chinking is being able to improvise to seal a log home.  A chinker is a person familiar with sealing log homes.  You need a chinker. Thomas Elliott Log Home Finishing loghomemaintenance.co"
Sep 5, 2013
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Chimney Shoulder issue on Log Home

I recently noticed the seal on the side of my house where the log wall meets the chimneyshoulder (the transition area where the chimney tapers out wider for fireplace) has begunto fail. The are where this is occuring has a slope of about 30 degrees, and has a slatecovering over the chimney. The gap between the logs and the chimney was filled with mortar, and a caulking type sealant was applied to the upper part of where the mortartouches the home. I noticed the caulking peeling, and after…See More
Sep 5, 2013
sherri gibson replied to Mike's discussion Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
"We have had a log shell (fir 10" logs) sitting in our Falkland bc Canada yard since 2006 and it went grey, (average temp 45 in summer not much snow, Hard winds 75 % of the time) Two years ago we were going to sell and decided to stain it to get…"
Jul 7, 2010
Larry Bouget replied to Mike's discussion Log Siding
"There are 2 companies that I know of that I would trust. One is www.twincreekloghome.com out of Gray, Tn. and the other is www.wholesaleloghomes.com. Either one is pretty good. My personal preferance is Twin Creek Log Homes. Hope this is of some…"
Jul 7, 2010
Bob Mack replied to Mike's discussion Log Siding
"Try Hochstetler milling out of Ohio Loundonville,OH 44842 1 800 368 1015"
Jul 7, 2010
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Log Siding

I need to replace a few pieces of log siding that was used on my front and rear porch overhangs as fascia. Carpenter bees got to it and the woodpeckers finished it off. I live in Northwest Pennsylvania (Erie), and was wondering if anyone could refer me to someone who makes log siding. I am looking for the 2x6 D log style siding, Pine. Thanks in advance..
Jul 6, 2010
See Dirt Run! Inc. replied to Mike's discussion Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
"We also have had excellent results with Perma-Chink. We too are restoration professionals. (application and maintenance) Beth http://www.seedirtrun.com"
Jun 19, 2010
Midwest Country Log Homes replied to Mike's discussion Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
"Mike, We've been in the business of selling and building log homes since 1982. We don't sell stain or coatings, but we will apply; we've had the most success with Permachink. Their products are warrantied for at least 5 years, and…"
May 13, 2010
Tim Bullock replied to Mike's discussion Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
"Rick, We have not had as much success with Sikkens as others on this forum. I like all of the major log home finishes as they are time proven..........they are all good. We use Sansin as we haven't had a problem that hasn't been resolved…"
May 10, 2010
Rick Sheldon replied to Mike's discussion Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
"Mike, I live in Fairview and building a log home in Phillipsville and I am also trying to narrow down my stain choice, I think i am going with sikkens "log and siding" but haven't made a final decision. Rick"
May 9, 2010
CharisB replied to Mike's discussion Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
"Mike - media blasting with crushed glass media will do the trick, but if you want to go the route of chemical stripping followed by power washing to remove everything, give Sikkens and SuperDeck a call & talk to one of their technical service…"
May 6, 2010
Mike replied to Mike's discussion Sikkens Cetol Maintenance or not?
"Anyone know what to use to remove the sikkens maintenance coat with? I tried looking on Sikkens website but cant find a clear answer. Also the east side of the house has a coat of superdeck that needs removed, I assume using the superdeck brand…"
May 5, 2010

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