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Black mold on logs
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I was wondering if anyone knows a product i can spray on the logs to to make the mold go away. I tried bleach in a small section but the stain went with it.DaveContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Piatz Mar 1, 2013.

LOG ROT
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I am going to remove some rot on a couple inches deap of a couple logs. Can anyone help with what company sells epoxy fillers and the way I go about it.DaveContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott M Jun 14, 2013.

RUSTIC LOGS
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i HAVE A LOG HOME THAT WAS BUILT BY NEW ENGLAND LOG HOME. tHEY ARE NOW OUT OF BUSINESS. I'M LOOKING FOR LOGS OR SIDING THAT IS RUSTIC, HAND PEALED, WITH BRANCH CUT OFS HERE AND THERE. CAN ANYONE HELP…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin O'Hara Jul 8.

Moisture inside windows
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I get moisture and ice on the windows inside. can I get help on the cause and the remedy? With the cold temps in vermont this week (-24), I could have skated on my windows.ThanksDaveContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Warren Jan 31, 2011.

 

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Colin O'Hara replied to david labaire's discussion LOOKING FOR RUSTIC LOG SIDING
Jul 8
Colin O'Hara replied to david labaire's discussion RUSTIC LOGS
Jul 8
James W. Harbin left a comment for david labaire
"Hello Folks, Love the dogs and the logs!"
Jun 19, 2013
Scott M replied to david labaire's discussion LOG ROT
"Before you address the problem with wood rot you need to first determine what is causing it (gutters, poor drainage, backsplash, logs resting on dirt …etc.).   Epoxy consolidants I feel are best for treating wood rot on logs or…"
Jun 14, 2013
Kelly replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"Hi Dave, I just wanted to explain to you a little bit about THE FOUR BASIC TYPES OF CLEANERS. Chlorine Bleach, Oxalic Acid, Sodium Percarbonate Bleach (Oxygen Bleach,) Trisodium Phosphate(TSP) Their Respective Pros and ConsChlorine BleachPROS:…"
Feb 21, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"Interesting that you bring up black mold.  Just as of last year, 2012 Black Mold is on every single log home we look at in Colorado.  I've been contemplating not so much how to get rid of it, as that is easy, blasting, sanding,…"
Feb 21, 2013
larry reed replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"When black molds hit my logs I followed what my friend told me and got a positive result. I damped the area with water and scrubbed it with borax. I didn't stop until I saw the the log free from black molds. I let it dry completely with an air…"
Feb 20, 2013
Michael Whalen replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"I agree, don't use any bleach, along with the reasons Wayne pointed out, it also leaves the wood an unnatural color as well as damage the wood.  Here in Washington State, we have seen mold grow on anything and everything literally…"
Jul 23, 2012
david labaire replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"The finish was put on correctly 2 yrs ago and I sprayed water on it this week end and it beeds up like a waxed car."
Jul 23, 2012
Wayne Bell replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"Please DON't use Clorox... the chlorine portion of the bleach is hard on the wood. Oxygenated bleach lacks the chlorine and is must better.   BTW: the reason the black stuff (artilliary fungus) can grow on your wood is because the wood is…"
Jul 22, 2012
Michael Whalen replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"You can try Lovitt's Wood Cleaner/brightener, you can look at that product at www.lovittscoatings.com it can be diluted down to do all types of cleaning jobs on and around a log home."
Jul 19, 2012
henry replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"Use Clorox, it works. "
Jul 15, 2012
david labaire replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"Thanks , I'll give it a try"
Jul 4, 2012
CharisB replied to david labaire's discussion Black mold on logs
"Dave -  Sodium percarbonate cleaners (oxygenated bleach) are pretty mild. We make one called CPR.  There are others out there, found mostly in the laundry detergent aisle at your local grocery store.  (OxyClean is a popular brand…"
Jul 2, 2012
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Black mold on logs

I was wondering if anyone knows a product i can spray on the logs to to make the mold go away. I tried bleach in a small section but the stain went with it.DaveSee More
Jul 1, 2012
david labaire replied to Alan Kousen's discussion Starting Out is an adventure
"Where did you get the logs for your home? I have similar logs and am looking for a match. they look like yours Dave"
Sep 25, 2011

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david and doreen - landscape contractor and hair dresser. we live on Cape Cod , just purchased a 1200 sq ft log home in vermont
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
we go back and forth weekly

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At 10:37am on June 19, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Folks, Love the dogs and the logs!

At 5:25pm on April 28, 2010, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…
Don't we all. Dolly
At 8:05am on April 19, 2010, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…
Hi Dave & Doreen, Welcome to the neighborhood. Your house sounds lovely and hopefully you will enjoy it very much. If you should have any issues with
your home or any questions please look on my site and perhaps me along with
many others can help you. Dolly
 
 
 

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