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  1. change in plans

    we have the logs cleaned/borated/stained. got chinking insulation done and 6 of the 8 (4 interior/4 exterior) walls nailed.
    but rather than quickly finishing prep and moving on to chinking, we've decided to close up the gable ends (while we still have the rented tele) and chink when we have some spare time (like when its been raining and is too muddy to use the tele).

    got the west bottom plates (2 layers of treated 2x10's) down on the west side. have to figure out exactly what ...
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  2. re-chinking

    Quote Originally Posted by imme maurath View Post
    I need to re-chink between a few logs that have shrunk unto themselves. Do I need prep these areas to help the new chinking adhere? Some areas are up to 2 inches wide...Imme
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  3. Chinking update

    were able to finish staining the cabin!

    started placing chinking nails done (got one exterior done. took 10 man-hours to do the whole wall.
    also got started with insulation. one wall took 3 man-hours.

    will keep moving forward.
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  4. prep for chinking

    to prep the logs of our 35x35 for chinking we had to clean the logs, borate them and stain them

    we'd talked about cob blasting the logs to clean them but it turned out our compressor was not strong enough to move the cob fast enough to do a good job. so we powerwashed the logs instead (and are selling the cob on CL )

    we used a 3750 PSI powerwasher which worked great til the pump died. while we waited til the new pump arrived, we rented a 4000 PSI one.
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    Updated 07-03-2015 at 06:47 PM by panderson03

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  5. July 1st update

    had the week off work and got some work done on the cabin.
    got the logs cleaned, did final borate ( ) and started staining the outside. got a moisture meter to be sure our logs were dry enough for the stain. thank goodness the weather cooperated!

    here's a pic from the NW corner
    the north side is on the left. that wall is cleaned but not stained
    the west side is on the right. stained it with Outlast Q8 medium gold

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