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    I take black roof flashing and wrap it

    I take black roof flashing and wrap it
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    I replaced about 80% of the logs on the end of...

    I replaced about 80% of the logs on the end of this building from 1806, sill log replacement is doable, especially of you're going to be lifting the whole structure 8' up anyways. Look on youtube,...
  3. Log jam doesn't mesh with mesh. You need backer...

    Log jam doesn't mesh with mesh. You need backer rod.
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    Photos would be beneficial

    Photos would be beneficial
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    Still waiting for the easy part

    Still waiting for the easy part
  6. Looks like spray foam, but also looks like it...

    Looks like spray foam, but also looks like it might be mold. Can you scrape it off?
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    Like paving the driveway!

    Like paving the driveway!
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    I've never seen that turn out well, it looks good...

    I've never seen that turn out well, it looks good for a short while, then it starts flaking off, no matter how much you add. If your seriously obsessed about perfect chinking, mortar chunk everything...
  9. Code now requires crawl space ventilation, as...

    Code now requires crawl space ventilation, as well as whole house exhaust fans specifically to address the issues of previous codes requiring the houses to be to airtight
  10. The local builder is suggesting tar and concrete...

    The local builder is suggesting tar and concrete because he doesn't know what he's doing. White oak or locust would be the best route for replacement.
  11. Why not replace the rotted logs? That what I do.

    Why not replace the rotted logs? That what I do.
  12. Page 2 you say?

    Page 2 you say?
  13. I've built and worked on literally hundreds of...

    I've built and worked on literally hundreds of log homes. The only eastern red cedar homes you'll find are all vertical logs, as eastern red cedar is a weak wood, and doesnt grow large enough to...
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    Energy efficiency and maintenance can vary widely...

    Energy efficiency and maintenance can vary widely based on design and construction. Each home is different. I'd suggest having a professional look at it and answer any questions you have before...
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    Came across a timber rattler two days ago on the...

    Came across a timber rattler two days ago on the road right by my house https://youtu.be/COMMQba43ps
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    I'm a professional log home builder, and I do a...

    I'm a professional log home builder, and I do a ton of restoration work as well. That said, this style in particular varying width logs flat on flat construction is the worst for catching water and...
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    If you're going to drywall anyways, stud it out...

    If you're going to drywall anyways, stud it out and fiberglass it. Will be the path of least resistance. And don't hesitate to call a couple local insulation companies and have them quote it for you,...
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    I had cows in my kitchen tonight, cut I to small...

    I had cows in my kitchen tonight, cut I to small pieces in my stew..
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    Get under 240lbs and stay there.....

    Get under 240lbs and stay there.....
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    Ive dismantled and moved log homes before, it can...

    Ive dismantled and moved log homes before, it can be done.
  21. Thread: Ash...

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    Are there any living ash left? The emerald ash...

    Are there any living ash left? The emerald ash borerhas killed all of my ash
  22. Building with a bank can be a headache, but it...

    Building with a bank can be a headache, but it can also make a 10 year project turn into a 1 year project. I have never heard of a bank loaning on an owner builder loan. Ever. I have a project right...
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    Awesome! I think my best pallet was out in...

    Awesome! I think my best pallet was out in Washington state at 2cents build. Sawmill slabs that doubled as a great breakfast table
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    Bucket and platform? You mean a pallet?

    Bucket and platform? You mean a pallet?
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    Me. My telehandler doesn't always go to where I...

    Me. My telehandler doesn't always go to where I build at. Matter of fact I only use it on about one build a year, which is why I'm going to sell it after I finish my garage. By the time I pay someone...
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