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    Discovery is still very educational. I learned...

    Discovery is still very educational. I learned about Bigfoot and Ghosts tonight. Then I turned to History Channel and learned about ancient aliens and more Bigfoot! Man, that guy is everywhere!
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    I got my yellow poplar logs, 16-26" butts, 40-55'...

    I got my yellow poplar logs, 16-26" butts, 40-55' long, for $100 each, cash, no invoice and I was responsible for hiring the trucks to get them on-site...and unloaded.
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    I'm not hiding them at all. They are primer...

    I'm not hiding them at all. They are primer coated and exposed. I do pull ups on them every day
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    go with steel and build on top of that. I have 11...

    go with steel and build on top of that. I have 11 3/4" I beams on 8' centers with joists on top of that. You can span your whole 38 ' (mine are 36') with 3 beams, use your crossbeam at the center...
  5. Thread: Air Conditioning

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    I've got a unit in the attic and one in the crawl...

    I've got a unit in the attic and one in the crawl space. Works great. Parts of the house rarely use it in the summer, though. Yea, we need it in Kentucky but building with logs and covering the...
  6. Thread: Eight Years...

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    It's livable without trim...and I still don't...

    It's livable without trim...and I still don't have the stone fascia on the outdoor bar. But the bar is stocked, so that's what counts
  7. Thread: Eight Years...

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    Eight Years...

    Since I moved into my log home and spent the night for the first time. Now, if I could only bring myself to finish the trim...
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    We bought our farm (with borrowed money)with a...

    We bought our farm (with borrowed money)with a mobile home on-site and lived there while we built the house with savings. Then we converted our farm loan to a mortgage on the house (thus qualifying...
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    maintenance? Let's see...we stained some of the...

    maintenance? Let's see...we stained some of the decks a few years ago...we stained some of the doors-8 years ago...I think I painted something last year...

    I guess it depends on whether or not you...
  10. Thread: Log home corners

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    Left one of mine on the outdoor kitchen long,...

    Left one of mine on the outdoor kitchen long, flattened the top, cut in a couple of butt notches, and now I have a bench!
  11. Shipping logs is often a big expense. Look around...

    Shipping logs is often a big expense. Look around locally first.
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    Any log/timber will rot if exposed to water. Keep...

    Any log/timber will rot if exposed to water. Keep it dry, and square timbers are fine. helped a friend build one before I built mine, which is round logs. His is still very nice (12 years) and I'm...
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    Pasture/hay land in Kentucky goes at $50 per acre...

    Pasture/hay land in Kentucky goes at $50 per acre around me. crop land goes at up to $300/acre. there's a formula, it's a percentage of the purchase price per year.
  14. Thread: Peeling Logs

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    didn't happen. No Photo

    didn't happen. No Photo
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    well, our master bed/bath is 30X20...yea, we...

    well, our master bed/bath is 30X20...yea, we built too big.
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    I don't know how much of the old website is still...

    I don't know how much of the old website is still available, but I always thought it was over the top a little with its claims. I was extremely skeptical but took the class anyway. I took the very...
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    Heck, we're insured by state farm!

    Heck, we're insured by state farm!
  18. My father in law used to work in a factory. When...

    My father in law used to work in a factory. When they got new equipment it came in crates. The crates were broken down and employees had 24 hours to claim the parts. My father in law claimed them on...
  19. Thread: Naysayers

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    Hey, some of them DO have your best interest in...

    Hey, some of them DO have your best interest in mind. They worry for you. My dad had always wanted to build a log home himself, and he wants to be the expert on everything. He kept telling me how I...
  20. Thread: reality check

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    In the middle of my build, I would have given up...

    In the middle of my build, I would have given up hope but for three things: first, my family had trusted me on this damned fool errand and I didn't want to let the wife and kids down; two, I think my...
  21. Thread: Naysayers

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    Ok, I'll admit, my log home is a little cold....

    Ok, I'll admit, my log home is a little cold. YEAR ROUND. In the summer it is cool. In the winter it is cool. That's because I built a 25' vaulted ceiling in the main house, then tiled with stone...
  22. Thread: Spiral staircase

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    rreidnauer I was thinking exactly the same thing

    rreidnauer I was thinking exactly the same thing
  23. Thread: Maintenance

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    when that day comes, hand her a bucket and tell...

    when that day comes, hand her a bucket and tell her what a good idea that is!
  24. Thread: Maintenance

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    I did nothing to my logs. I didn't even wash the...

    I did nothing to my logs. I didn't even wash the inside of them until this last summer, and we started building in 2005. Been living here since 2008. I have friends that have log homes with various...
  25. the only part of my home that makes any noise is...

    the only part of my home that makes any noise is the roof as it cools after the sun has beaten on it all day. The logs don't move.
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