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Scott Castle
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  • Germanton, NC
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Scott Castle replied to Tim's discussion "Hollow" pillar bolted to wall. What is it?
"Pictures are very helpful. Thanks"
Jun 16
Scott Castle replied to Michael A. Tyree's discussion TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???
"I have applied Q8 twice now. I believe that the product gives great protection and water beads off your logs for years. I second coated my log home and did the whole house for consistency of color & performance but quite honestly I will only…"
Jun 11
Scott Castle replied to Michael A. Tyree's discussion TWP 100 Series/ Q8 Log Oil Opinions/Experiences???
"I agree with Donald. I have applied Q8 twice on my log home. Easy to work with. Donald, have you ever applied a clear coat on Q8 for cedar rail and pickets? Thanks "
Jun 10
Scott Castle replied to Kim Windsor's discussion What are and Why Do We Use Exterior Finishes?
"Thanks for your response Kim, I did in fact read your whole list of questions and as a GC could formulate an opinion but I believe that the experts in the area of finishing and stains and the manufacture of them serve as better consultants. I…"
May 20
Scott Castle replied to Kim Windsor's discussion What are and Why Do We Use Exterior Finishes?
"Kim , I'm glad someone was willing to answer your post after your comments in these two post. Yes some people use this site for sales related exposure. BUT most of the time the knowledge shared by these professionals are insightful and usually…"
May 20
Scott Castle replied to Mark Francis's discussion Need experienced chinker/caulker in northeast Texas.
"Mark, Thanks for the pics. Great job. Love your understand of foundation water proofing and drainage.  Site prep was very appropriate.  People often try to save money on excavation only to cost more money to build on an surface that makes…"
Feb 21
Scott Castle replied to Pittsburgh Architect's discussion DIY Log Home Staining
"Q 8 stain."
Jan 28
Scott Castle replied to Pittsburgh Architect's discussion DIY Log Home Staining
"Hire an expert. Raymond's comment is true that the cost, time, stress, dangerous working conditions do not really save you much if any."
Jan 23
Scott Castle replied to Brian Malkmus's discussion Building a Car Port with Cedar Trees
"Nice Good Job!"
Dec 22, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Building in phases - heating and cooling considerations
"Shanny, Sorry if my comments were interpreted as harsh. One thing this forum is good for giving interpretations and viewpoints which sometimes are conflicting and often biased to ones experience or education. It offers information which people with…"
Dec 16, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Building in phases - heating and cooling considerations
"Ventless fireplace are not new. They are safe and efficient. They can produce water vapor, but fireplaces, wood stoves remove excessive moisture from the air. Yes, I do have experience  personally and professionally. I do have opinions as well…"
Dec 15, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Mark Francis's discussion Need experienced chinker/caulker in northeast Texas.
"Mark, Your projects looks fabulous. Can you show some more photos and what are the dimensions of the cabins. Thanks"
Dec 10, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Cynthia Gugg's discussion Building in phases - heating and cooling considerations
"Chris has the right idea especially when your phase 2 time frame is a future consideration. One additional thought would also be the installation of a stand alone propane gas log such as Pro Com. This would be beneficial with colder winter nights.…"
Nov 20, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Greg Beck's discussion Man cave framing is mildewing
"Not sure of what state you are and what temperature parameters you face. The temperature difference between the below grade surfaces and the air is creating condensation. Although I cannot speak to additives for wood installed already, the lumber is…"
Oct 20, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"So what is the answer to the question of the poster?? "
Jul 1, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Hank Hill's discussion Lightning protection
"While I am not an expert on the  subject, there are a  few reason for consideration. 1. ALOT are sales gimmicks. Have you ever been thru a older neighborhood that all the homes have lightning rods. This was a hugh sales push during the…"
Jun 29, 2013

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Retired firefighter, part time residential contractor
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
yes
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At 11:14pm on January 8, 2013, Dave and Julie Christiansen said…

We installed Radiant heating in the basement floor and on the main floor between the floor joists.  A total of 3 zones.

At 2:54pm on July 1, 2011, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…
Hi Scott and welcome to the neighborhood.  Dolly
 
 
 

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