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  1. Thread: Green Logs?

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    I have checking, but you can just fill the check...

    I have checking, but you can just fill the check if its that bad. The real key is building your over hangs large enough to keep almost all of the water out. A check doesn't have to be very big to...
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    Move to the old South. You can get cheap land...

    Move to the old South. You can get cheap land decently close to civilization, taxes are generally reasonable, and you never have to worry about water.

    Stay away from the west. Just look at the...
  3. I'd start with a cat and rat poison. Is there any...

    I'd start with a cat and rat poison. Is there any irony that cat & rat rhyme? If you just want a shed, build a good shed and maintain it, it will last a lifetime. If you want a log home, take the...
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    The book isn't extremely thorough in a lot of...

    The book isn't extremely thorough in a lot of areas. It has good pictures, but you have to fill in the gaps in the book with the verbal instructions from the instructors. Hence the need to take a...
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    Links and Pics of your home/home in progress!!

    You guys worry too much about water. If water and logs was actually an issue, all these real log home builders out there would be using larger overhangs. Just contemplate that next time you reach...
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    But log columns in a basement are much cooler...

    But log columns in a basement are much cooler than concrete columns.
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    Just cut a hole in your floor and header off your...

    Just cut a hole in your floor and header off your joists with a few hangers. That's what I did at least.
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    Here are a couple, these were taken before we...

    Here are a couple, these were taken before we moved in, some work still being done.

    https://imgur.com/LOwBO62

    https://imgur.com/FbOGq4h

    https://imgur.com/EqacVUK

    https://imgur.com/lFI0ZQa
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    Welcome Steve. We just finished up our build...

    Welcome Steve. We just finished up our build near Hickory last month.


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    Donít wait on someone else to fulfill your dream....

    Donít wait on someone else to fulfill your dream.


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    Your framing will tell you how to run your...

    Your framing will tell you how to run your electrical, as well as your projected circuit loads.
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    I tell ya, if you can't trust strangers on the...

    I tell ya, if you can't trust strangers on the internet, who can you trust these days?
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    You guys and your overbuilding. Sheesh!

    You guys and your overbuilding. Sheesh!
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    Always more room on the crazy train.

    Always more room on the crazy train.
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    Not everyone is a crazy as you, LHN.

    Not everyone is a crazy as you, LHN.
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    Depending on what you do for work and your...

    Depending on what you do for work and your definition of affordable, you may be chasing a unicorn. I bought 10 acres within an hour's commute from two decently sized metro areas (Charlotte and...
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    We just have the basic local channels. Anytime I...

    We just have the basic local channels. Anytime I get tempted to get more, I just go to my parents' house where they have a crap ton of channels and still find myself either a)not watching it at all,...
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    Everytime I see this thread title, all I can...

    Everytime I see this thread title, all I can think about is some crazy old white-haired guy screaming "One point twenty-one gigawatts!!!!".
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    I concur. Slipped coming out of my house on the...

    I concur. Slipped coming out of my house on the logs I had set for stairs right after Christmas. Cost me two days work while my wrist recovered. Could have been much worse. I consider myself very...
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    Cost and manpower for these builds is generally...

    Cost and manpower for these builds is generally inversely proportional to how long you want to be building. The slower you are willing to go, the more time you have to get items on the cheap and the...
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    It's good if you can get the supports in the...

    It's good if you can get the supports in the walls. Depending on how you design that house that is easy or nigh-on-impossible. For me, it was going to butcher my floor plan.
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    I haven't looked at different SIPs, but I'm not...

    I haven't looked at different SIPs, but I'm not sure how they would make one to span 12' cheaper than you could do it. Typical SIP is 2xX framing (depending on how much insulation you want) with a...
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    Depending on what you are trying to use for a...

    Depending on what you are trying to use for a ridge pole, purlins are primarily used to span longer lengths without having to go to extremely large rafter sizes. I'm not sure I would design a house...
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    Where's the fresh air exchanger on that stove? ...

    Where's the fresh air exchanger on that stove? Have to be energy efficient, Rod....
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