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Brian Hill. Class of Feb 13-14, 2016. Originally from Utah, moved to Alabama in 2007. B.S. degree(s) in Telecommunications (1998), Mathematics (2013). Family, Faith, independence, and the great outdoors. 6 kids, wonderful wife, and a good dog: I feel blessed.
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Framing begins

by mudflap on 11-22-2021 at 12:25 PM
https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com...raming-begins/

thought I would post "framing complete", but I'm probably going to stop framing and work on the stove before it gets colder. So there'll be another framing post eventually.

Steve said instead of 1 thing taking 3 months to complete, I now have a million things that take days - weeks to complete.....here we are....
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buttoning up leaks

by mudflap on 11-06-2021 at 07:49 PM
https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com...ning-up-leaks/

just some odds and ends to get the thing fully closed in - mostly about spray foam, lol.
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The Chinking Post

by mudflap on 04-02-2021 at 08:55 AM
https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com...chinking-post/

I used the calculator at the permachink website - my average gap is about 4", and about 2" deep x 40 foot long walls x 20 feet tall (15 lines of chink x 2 (inside / outside)) x 4 walls is how they figured it = $14,000 for their stuff. Traditional mortar chink = 1 wall takes about a bag of portland cement ($18), 4 bags of lime ($4 each), and probably 1/2 ton of sand ($23). So 1 wall, outside only: 18 + 16 +

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second floor brackets

by mudflap on 12-05-2020 at 06:31 PM
Hi folks-
finished welding and painting the second floor brackets - just need some holes.

And I'm going to follow Ronnie's suggestion to hang a ledger board on the wall, and then install the brackets on the ledger board. logs are way too crooked for anything else, I think.

https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com...teel-brackets/
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closing in one gable - part 1

by mudflap on 10-28-2020 at 08:09 PM
https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com...and-sheathing/

one tip I didn't put in the blog because it's probably too boring for non-builder types:

when laying out your 16" centers....

I started on the left, so the pieces started out small and got bigger.
Then on the right, they are big and get smaller as you get towards the eaves.

Here's the thing, though:

If you line up your

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