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    Clearly you have not taken the class... 1. lag...

    Clearly you have not taken the class...
    1. lag screws that are long enough will be very expensive.
    2. use big logs because they have better insulation values.
    3. rebar will hold the logs in-place...
  2. I am thinking about a log home with an attached green house for winter heat.

    I am thinking about building a log home with an attached green house for winter heat. Or possibly a green house between a home and the garage.

    The question is will the high humidity adversely...
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    A little reality. We build log homes, mostly...

    A little reality. We build log homes, mostly square... because their cost effective. A 40 by 40 is 2,000 sqft. so more than likely a log home will not work unless you plan a stair lift which are...
  4. What ever you do, don't have a time limit that...

    What ever you do, don't have a time limit that will for close on your loan.
    I personally made a deal that allowed me to pay off the debt on my land in less than 6 months. The rest was pay as you...
  5. I have never borrowed during my build.... I live...

    I have never borrowed during my build.... I live in Hawaii, (also debt free, and it feels great) so it was not necessary to live in it during the winter. I did not need to rush.

    The best thing...
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    Feb 1 picture. This is a 30 by 30 that is 34...

    Feb 1 picture.
    This is a 30 by 30 that is 34 feet high.

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    A three week course for building with logs will...

    A three week course for building with logs will include many things that we don't value. For example, how to sharpen and axe and how to cut a notch. My log home has no notches and my chains of my...
  8. Tools Explained DRILL PRESS: A tall upright...

    Tools Explained

    DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room,...
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    Sap inclusions will stop, eventuality. My Doug...

    Sap inclusions will stop, eventuality. My Doug Fir took about 4 years... Use turpentine to wipe tools, yourself down...
  10. TWO TOUGH QUESTIONS QUESTION 1: If you knew a...

    TWO TOUGH QUESTIONS

    QUESTION 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant,who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you...
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    Electrify will do nothing but go up... Hence my...

    Electrify will do nothing but go up... Hence my bias is to conserve and use alternate sources as possible. Passive solar is a must... Its free after installed.

    I happen to be on the grid in...
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    I think you want a quick way to lay a basement. ...

    I think you want a quick way to lay a basement.

    If you use the footer and foam blocks( ICF's) to build your foundation you can pour the foundation one week and the walls the next and still not...
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    I don't know what they have in Vagus but I wanted...

    I don't know what they have in Vagus but I wanted to take several pictures. I think cameras were not allowed but that was before I had a cell phone...
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    I am 73 and I started at 62...I have been on this...

    I am 73 and I started at 62...I have been on this forum a long time...

    Look at more pictures... Being in good shape helps, but even LHN has been able to build. It helps to have a son to help... I...
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    Our basic idea is to build it our self. There are...

    Our basic idea is to build it our self. There are a few variations but a Chain saw is a very important tool.

    Natural round logs, peeled by hand, not too long after they are felted is what we use....
  16. You have come to the right place. You need to...

    You have come to the right place. You need to build a shop out of logs as your practice build. You need to take the class so you don't do something excessively stupid. I would suggest to build a 10...
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    I don't know their screen name but her name is...

    I don't know their screen name but her name is Trish... I'm sure if you ask any one in the area they will know... I tried to use google earth to find the area with out success. They came to my place...
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    We have a member that built in Point Roberts... I...

    We have a member that built in Point Roberts... I know its in the US but they are Canadians... If I were you I would go over there and find and talk to them... It aint that big, and I bet it would be...
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    Hopefully you have looked (studyed)t all the...

    Hopefully you have looked (studyed)t all the student built log homes. I will be back in Washington in less than a month. My build is on Camano Island and if you would like to see one in the flesh,...
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    I don't think its that simple...If I remember...

    I don't think its that simple...If I remember some of my engineering courses about forces and stuff, but then again its been 40 years... Which is why a wet stamp is required on our plans...
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    Keep us posted. After you have taken the class,...

    Keep us posted. After you have taken the class, you may want to start your own thread documenting your home build. Good Luck
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  23. Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! How does...

    Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!

    How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.

    England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.

    I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.

    They told me I had...
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    The why question... 1. It is easier and really...

    The why question...
    1. It is easier and really fast.
    2. I planned for it.
    3. I had 3 identical logs hence two logs are "close" to my log walls.
    4. It was on my LHBA plans as the way to do it......
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    There is chinking paint in every color possible....

    There is chinking paint in every color possible. Then there is synthetic chinking in tubes to put in the cracks. One application will work because the synthetic is sticky and flexible (a little). I...
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