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    Troll

    Well that is all I need to know.

    You want something for free.

    You blame Skip for causing the kit guys to bad mouth him.

    It appears you toe the LHOTI party line.

    Doug
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    Makes perfect sense

    It makes perfect sense.



    You want to understand the math involved, on a system that you do not even know how to build.



    You want information for free, that the rest of us paid money to...
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    Or like these?

    http://www.loghomebuilders.org/constitutional-no-trespassing-signs-appear-be-effective
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    My guess is that they don't want to deal the the complaints when you have to add chinking to your chinkless house down the road as the seams become gaps. Full scibe is also the hardest to build I...
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    Can someone suggest a sealant

    I would not use the linseed oil. From what I have heard it can help cause mold and mildew.

    You would probably be better served by a real log home preservative made by someone like ...
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    Re: hole drilling

    That website lists auger bits that are up to 8" in diameter, and up to 192" long.

    So a bit that is 2 1/2" in diameter and 32" long should be available, from them or elsewhere.

    Drilling from the...
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    End drilling log help?

    I would suggest a drill and a drill bit. When you want to drill a hole, that is usually the best route to go.

    Large diameter auger bits are available. You local rental company might have one, or...
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    Foundation loading/total weight

    It's my understanding that every state allows log home construction. A skip style log home is just that, a LOG HOME. So unless you live someplace that tries to tell you log homes are against the...
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    I am still considering a kit

    To get an idea of what can happen, when you buy a kit, you might also want to look at

    http://www.reliablebuildersinmaine.com/page6.html This couple share their log home experince (a tragedy of...
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    Non traditional shapes?

    Soulf2, yes just about any shape will work.

    Obviously the more complex you go with design, the harder it gets when it comes to building. There are posts about this same subject at...
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    Re: Thanks for the info and cautions

    Chinking is an advantage. Because it breathes a little bit it helps moisture get out from between logs if or when it ends up there. With Skip's method you should not ever need to re-chink (at least...
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    Small anxiety in beginning

    I guess I would say that the sooner you take the class before building, the more planning you can do, and the more money you can save.

    I know that I learned a basic outline of how to plan for my...
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    Re: The butt and pass method

    Hi Beararms, welcome to the forum.

    Yeah it will work for just about any size or shape you want to build.

    At http://www.loghomebuilders.org/photosofsomestudenthouses.html there are pictures...
  14. Thread: Convince me

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    Convince me

    "Convince me"

    :arrow: http://www.loghomebuilders.org/log-homes-22b.htm

    That might do it :!:

    Here are a couple who took the class and then built a log home that looks like THAT. I know...
  15. Exceptional Log Home Award: Jack and Joni Jessup

    That house is sweeeeet :!:

    I luv the floor with the cut nails. The wood trim inside the home, up near the rafters is great. The stained glass really makes an impression, luv it.

    And the...
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    Re: Thoughts on Skips class

    Hi there,

    I took Skip's class back in the mid-eighties and learned everything I needed to know in that one weekend. I took notes and paid close attention and decided that I could build a butt and...
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    Why do you want to build your own home?

    What a list :!:

    I agree with most of the reasons already stated by others on this thread, I want to do it for most of those same reasons.

    For me it is about gaining economic freedom, about...
  18. Exceptional Log Home Award for Greg LaFrance

    I agree :!:
  19. Exceptional Log Home Award for Greg LaFrance

    I really like Greg's home, it looks great.

    The floor is sweet! Does anybody know if it is real granite/rock or acid etched concrete?

    Does anybody know if it was his first log home?

    And...
  20. Thread: Logs

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    Logs

    Hi outsider, welcome to the forum!

    Oak and maple are hard woods, which would mean they are just going to be a lot harder to work with. Not too common in the log home insdutry, it seems softwoods...
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    Introduce yourself

    Hi Everyone :)

    My name is Doug, I took the class back in July of '04. It was a real eye opener, and I'm still as excited today about building a log home as I was right after the class.

    I'm...
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