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Scott Castle
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  • Germanton, NC
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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
Scott Castle commented on Scott Castle's photo
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"Thanks. We tried in each room to break up the wood look with at least one wall with some drywall and painted with color."
May 19, 2013
Shannon commented on Scott Castle's photo
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"Love that red drywall"
May 19, 2013
Scott Castle replied to John & Pat Biehn's discussion Insurance help, please!
"I agree with Donald. I also use Nationwide and I have combined my general liability with my primary H/O policy with my secondary home. I have found that when you tend to "bundle" your insurance with one company along with life, auto, &…"
Apr 23, 2013
Scott Castle commented on Larry Bouget's blog post CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE
"Larry I am a NC General Contractor. Most states allow a home owner who is going to live in the home for at least 2-3 yrs to act as a GC. Taking your state exam with no background could be quite difficult. While I feel this is a great option I do…"
Feb 23, 2013
Scott Castle replied to Haven Howell's discussion input
"I have completed a log home package in 2009. Here are a few things to think about. I also happen to be a GC in stick building type. I was hesitant with never building a log home prior and purchased the kit but would probably not buy a kit again for…"
Jan 12, 2013

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Retired firefighter, part time residential contractor
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
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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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