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    Definitely not some kit they bought. It was...

    Definitely not some kit they bought. It was custom built.

    I am not sure how to upload an image or I could show you.
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    Thanks Guys. Not sure what you mean by raw...

    Thanks Guys.

    Not sure what you mean by raw logs. As mentioned, it was built a while ago. All logs are treated inside and out etc.
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    Nee dsome advice on movement

    Hello All,

    Been a while since I posted, and I hope you are all well and safe.

    I have a question with regards to movement of my logs in my home.

    For some background, the home I am in was...
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    Thanks man! Yep! I am certainly doing that! ...

    Thanks man! Yep! I am certainly doing that! Big job, but I am enjoying the challenge.

    Cheers
    J
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    How smooth do you like your chinking?

    Hey all,

    Some of you may remember a year ago I bought a log home, and I am slowly renovating. Anyways, the main reason for this post is chinking - well in my case, caulking the gaps that have...
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    If you mean pinned, as in, bolted in place, then...

    If you mean pinned, as in, bolted in place, then yes. That top log is a dress log only!! It gives no structural benefit. Behind it are basically poles that are bolted to the next log down that is...
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    Yeah thanks. I think the Caulking material is...

    Yeah thanks. I think the Caulking material is going to be my only hope!
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    So here is what I am dealing with! You can see...

    So here is what I am dealing with! You can see the insulation he has stuffed in there, so I think chinking is the only way!

    https://imgur.com/a/kuczBQz
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    It's the aesthetics. I will get another picture...

    It's the aesthetics. I will get another picture and upload later. Some of the gaps are large, and you can see the batting inside.

    Cheers
    J
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    Here is my first attempt! ...

    Here is my first attempt!

    https://imgur.com/a/6FDf1lJ
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    Here are some pics of the place when I inspected...

    Here are some pics of the place when I inspected it.


    You will see that most of the logs that are full round, fit nicely. But near the top, they don't, and he tried to use some expanding foam...
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    Hi Guys, There is NO chinking done at all. Most...

    Hi Guys, There is NO chinking done at all. Most of the logs fit snug, but for some reason the top ones seem to be half logs, and not sure why. I will see if I can post some pics.
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    Chinking material in Australia

    Hello All,

    So I am new to the forum, and new to log homes. I recently purchased a log home here in Australia (built about 15 years ago). Sadly the previous owner who build the house, didn't take...
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    Hello All, John from Australia here. Just...

    Hello All,

    John from Australia here. Just purchased and moved into a log home, and so I am looking for tips and tricks etc. I have some maintenance to do, and so I thought I would drop and say...
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