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    Welcome

    Glad to hear we have somebody up in the frozen tundra. There are lots of northerners in here who can give you all kinds of tips for the colder climates, especially in the members forum.
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    fossten's land pics

    The front of the house will face the road, within 45 degrees or less. We're still considering taking advantage of a little passive solar, so it's not set in stone yet. I'll probably run the...
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    Welcome maplewood

    What Ed said.

    But I have some questions for you:

    1. How many houses have you built before?

    2. Have you built a log home before?

    3. What made you want to build out of logs?
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    perc test

    Still snow on the ground, so the perc test might happen next week. Financing is being approved as we speak. This is an oh-boy negotiation so we will probably close as soon as possible.

    UPDATE:...
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    panderson

    Wow...we were there exactly 30 days later.
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    CD_H

    Great summary! I too was impressed by the size of the logs the first time I stepped inside Wallace Falls. Glad to hear you're considering our method. You won't regret it. It'll be the best small...
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    CD_H

    Well done, CD_H! Of course you cheated by going to Ronnie's house over the weekend...

    Just kidding with ya, and I'm of course envious that you got to see his house. I really would like to get...
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    CD_H

    LHBA Log homes don't settle.

    Period.

    Trust me. Or, take the class and find out why. The reason is in front of your eyes, but you have to use common sense and know a little bit about the...
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    panderson

    No I don't. The value of going to class is unmatched. Even our heroes like Vern and Ronnie and Stargazer don't give enough detail in their photos to compare to the knowledge you gain in class.
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    not true

    SO not true:) we found a great deal on logs and we don't know anyone in the kit industry, or own our own forest. our logs came from someone we'd never met before!
    [/quote]jpetrey's comment came out...
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    kit logs

    Brilliant analogy, Ronnie. That really sums it up.

    By the way, what do you have against Ford, comparing them to kit log distributors?

    j/k
  12. nicholsfam

    Yeah you could buy a decent house for 96K, but could you resell it for triple that amount?
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    propagandist

    I seriously doubt that. I've seen other political posts by you in the past, and I've also seen a post where you stormed off in a huff and promised never to come back, all over a political...
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    hot air

    Yuhjn, you are poisoning the well, and clearly you didn't read the article. Ad hominem attacks, really...

    I thought it was an interesting article about a current event that relates to this topic,...
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    turbines not working in cold weather

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/01/30/minnesota-wind-turbines-wont-work-in-cold-weather/
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    Mexican?

    Just to be clear, Dave's joke about Aztec, NM was a joke about NEW Mexican culture, and all of it is based on actual cultural idiosyncrasies that are unique to that state. It's not a racial crack on...
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    hebrews

    What city are you in?
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    New Mexico

    Having lived in Albuquerque, I can verify that most of these are actually true.
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    taking class at a lodge

    We stayed at Wallace Falls, and it was an amazing experience. The house is huge, and the logs are awesome. We took away a lot of ideas from the construction of the lodge.

    That said, I have since...
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    turbines

    I've read articles where the noise from turbines was so loud that it bothered the neighbors to the extent that the owner had to take down his windmill.
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    You can do it!

    You need to stabilize your financial situation first, and then you need to scrape together the money for class, but some members have built very nice log homes for less than $35,000 here. Just take...
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    sips

    How do you do the wiring on the roof?
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    Shark

    Shark,

    I gotta say your house is looking good. I'm stealing all kinds of ideas from you!
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    Niche Markets

    Chad, you're correct about the current state of the housing market. However, markets change, and many of us won't be finished with our houses for a couple of years at least. Furthermore, if you...
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    Zero Mortgage

    My wife and I have determined that because we're not rushing things, we'll be able to pay cash up front as we accumulate mat'ls and tools. That means the first big purchase will be either logs or a...
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