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First Time Questions
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Hi,Ok so this is my first time trying this out. I have been reading a lot of the threads and it is obviously clear that many, many questions need to be asked before making a descision about a…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard W.(Wolf) Stiles Oct 9, 2015.

 

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Richard W.(Wolf) Stiles replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Oops, my bad. I forget some folks still do Appalachian style cabins. I'm an old mountain man (Rockies) and we do rounds of round logs. At -30 in the winter and huge snow loads - big -matters. They do a great job of keeping the summer night…"
Oct 9, 2015
Donald Parsons replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"And for those of us in the south - we like our 6" or 8" square logs logs keeping the heat out and the cool in! I'm all for choices."
Oct 8, 2015
Richard W.(Wolf) Stiles replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Well, now we have given folks an opportunity to think, because of our little discussion, I'll bet they are going to make the best choice they can. I vote for the least number of rounds for the least cost and the maximum mass. I just love the…"
Oct 7, 2015
Donald Parsons replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Yep - we have stack joints over 4.75" and structures that meet the ICC400 code and we don't use 10" thick logs.  There are options - just making sure folks know about them."
Oct 7, 2015
Richard W.(Wolf) Stiles replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Thanks, but I already have the ICC400 info. If you re -read page 22, you'll see that that stack joint width would have to be so wide (to meet the formula) that a 50% increase in stack rounds would be required. Normal 6" and 8" kits…"
Oct 6, 2015
Donald Parsons replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Here's paper from the Log Home & Timber Frame Council regarding the ICC Codes and how it affects log homes.  In some cases, logs less than 10" and 12" will pass…"
Oct 6, 2015
Richard W.(Wolf) Stiles replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"I used to sell and build log kits, but since energy is now a part of the Building Codes, I push DIY from logs. 10" and 12" logs from one of three places that do log dowels and/or swedish cope on the dowels. One each in Montana, Utah, and…"
Oct 6, 2015
Tim and Anita Dyer replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"It is very important to do research on the companies that your looking at. Make sure it is a reliable company and they have been in business for several years. There are several start-up companies out there that buy second logs.  Buy…"
Sep 27, 2015
Rob Ramrath replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Your question is very broad. Answers are too long for a reasonably short post. I'd advise doing what you're doing - read lots on the internet. There is a lot of good advice out there. There are several good books to help as well. Seek out…"
Sep 13, 2015
cat replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Hi Bill. Not quite local but go through there every now and then. sounds good. thanks. let me know the details. cheers"
Sep 9, 2015
Bill replied to cat's discussion First Time Questions
"Hello Cat I am a supervisor for a log home yard in Abbotsford B.C. I would like to offer a tour of our show home if you are local. Bill"
Sep 9, 2015
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First Time Questions

Hi,Ok so this is my first time trying this out. I have been reading a lot of the threads and it is obviously clear that many, many questions need to be asked before making a descision about a supplier for a kit home/logs.My husband and I are contemplating building a log home for our first home. Please let me know what questions we should be asking to make sure we get all the information required from the companies before we make a decision?Did you go through the process and wish you asked a…See More
Sep 9, 2015

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