Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: Chinking material in Australia

  1. #11
    LHBA Member loghousenut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Grants Pass, Oregon.
    Posts
    11,478
    Blog Entries
    1
    That appears to be 1/4" or less and caulk should do nicely. Chinking is for the 1 to 5 inch gaps (OK 7") that we LHBA members get to play with.

    That Imgur site is great for photos but next time try the BB Code link. It comes to us bigger and better.

    Sent from my LGL83BL using Tapatalk
    Every time I have strayed from the teachings of Skip Ellsworth it has cost me money.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by loghousenut View Post
    That appears to be 1/4" or less and caulk should do nicely. Chinking is for the 1 to 5 inch gaps (OK 7") that we LHBA members get to play with.

    That Imgur site is great for photos but next time try the BB Code link. It comes to us bigger and better.

    Sent from my LGL83BL using Tapatalk
    Yeah thanks. I think the Caulking material is going to be my only hope!

  3. #13
    LHBA Member loghousenut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Grants Pass, Oregon.
    Posts
    11,478
    Blog Entries
    1
    I would much prefer caulking that place with a cheap air powered caulk gun than chinking. The cheap Harbor Freight air caulking gun works just fine.

    Sent from my LGL83BL using Tapatalk
    Every time I have strayed from the teachings of Skip Ellsworth it has cost me money.

  4. #14
    LHBA Member rreidnauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Allegheny highlands
    Posts
    10,345
    Surprised to see those gaps, honestly. I wonder if the logs have been pinned as well?

    Sent from my SM-G955U1 using Tapatalk
    All my bad forum habits I learned from LHN

    Rod Reidnauer
    Class of Apr. 9-10, 2005
    Thinking outside the vinyl sided box

  5. #15
    LHBA Member mudflap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    North Alabama
    Posts
    2,360
    Blog Entries
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by loghousenut View Post
    John, that is a complete different animal from the way we build here. Your style of log building is called scribed and coped. The logs are carved so that gravity makes them fit tightly together, requiring no chinking. In fact it is called chinkless on purpose.

    As you have noticed, the wind still comes in and out wherever it wants to as the logs settle and twist. The common cure is to caulk the seams.

    Go to Permachink or Sashco and nose around looking for videos that show your problem and their cure. They both put out a top product at a top price but you can afford it.

    Tons of colors and they will send samples. Some folks like to match the log color and some folks like to contrast.

    One last thing. If it is time to restain, you should probably do that first.


    PS... Congratulations on your new place. If you outgrow it, consider building your own like we do it here. It is a blast!



    Sent from my LGL83BL using Tapatalk
    I sure love it when LHN posts pics. ahhh.......
    --
    "cutting trees is more important than thinking about cutting trees or planning to cut trees." ~ F. David Stanley

    videos: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/mudflap/
    blog: https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com
    diaspora: https://diasp.org/i/bcd179c35cd5

  6. #16
    LHBA Member loghousenut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Grants Pass, Oregon.
    Posts
    11,478
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you Mudflap, and you are welcome...

    Sent from my LGL83BL using Tapatalk
    Every time I have strayed from the teachings of Skip Ellsworth it has cost me money.

  7. #17
    LHBA Member mudflap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    North Alabama
    Posts
    2,360
    Blog Entries
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by loghousenut View Post
    Thank you Mudflap, and you are welcome...

    Sent from my LGL83BL using Tapatalk
    If you're trying to get me to take it back, it won't work. ...

    Sent from my SM-G530T using Tapatalk
    --
    "cutting trees is more important than thinking about cutting trees or planning to cut trees." ~ F. David Stanley

    videos: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/mudflap/
    blog: https://loghomejourney.wordpress.com
    diaspora: https://diasp.org/i/bcd179c35cd5

  8. #18
    LHBA Member Shark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Hauser, ID
    Posts
    3,101
    Stuck inside a lighthouse?

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    Completed #1 - Sold #1.....#2 about to start
    http://jandjloghome.blogspot.com/

  9. #19
    LHBA Member rreidnauer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Allegheny highlands
    Posts
    10,345
    There are far worse places to be stuck. LA immediately comes to mind.

    Sent from my SM-G955U1 using Tapatalk
    All my bad forum habits I learned from LHN

    Rod Reidnauer
    Class of Apr. 9-10, 2005
    Thinking outside the vinyl sided box

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by rreidnauer View Post
    Surprised to see those gaps, honestly. I wonder if the logs have been pinned as well?

    Sent from my SM-G955U1 using Tapatalk
    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 used to support the roof.

    Some of the gaps are large - maybe 1. 1.5 inches!!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •