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Old 07-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #46
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We got 6 different color samples from TWP and I tested them out on the inside where the kitchen fir out is so we could pick a color.
We love the Rustic Brown. It just soaked into the logs.

I ran out of sanding disc's already and the local town store is closed so I will have to wait til tomorrow to get some more.
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We got 6 different color samples from TWP and I tested them out on the inside where the kitchen fir out is so we could pick a color.
We love the Rustic Brown. It just soaked into the logs.
That sounds like good news. If it soaked into the log, then there's every chance that it will stay put and not peel off.

Does your builder have a website by any chance?
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Yes he does.
www.wildcat-wood.com

I checked to make sure it was still up and saw that they updated it. Lots of new pictures. They are a neat bunch of guys.

Here is where we got the logs from. Enjoyed working with them. Very helpful and not pushy.
www.meadowlarkloghomes.com

(I am not adverstising for these companies, just expressing my opinion only)

Going to go in this week and order at least 8 gallons of stain. There is a different hardware store that can have it in for us in 2 days.
The place we got the other stain from said if we wanted to order it from them it would take a month to get it in.
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A month to get stain? Obviously they don't want your business.

Did the guys get the blasting finished? And if so, how do you think it turned out?
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And they are not getting our business ever again.

Not yet. They got the north wall done and got started on the west side. They are having trouble reaching the top 2 logs. Going to see what they do to remedy that on Monday.
It is looking good. Just bothers me that we had to have this done and we have lost a lot of the neat features of the logs.
Like the bark that was left on and the burn marks from the fires that the trees were in before they were harvested.
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I thought I understood that they were bringing scaffolding to reach the higher places...no?
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They did, it just needs to be higher.
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Which of the Sikkens products did you use No. 1?
For my deck I used the Cetol SRD. Its been a few years since I worked with the builder so I don't remember which product they used.
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no1hustler tried that carpet bomb. The e-mail addresses I have tried keep coming back.
Betting anything they are blocked.
You could also try contacting the people at Theconsumerist.com They are affiliated with Consumer Reports. I've seen times where a consumer came to them with a story like yours and they ran it on their site. It doesn't take long for a huge business like BM to get wind of it. A lot of times when they post the story, it gets resolved in days. Certainly worth a shot.
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Good news the guys finished this evening. Had one little mishap. when they were taking a sheet of plywood that they used to cover the window it slipped and hit and broke a screen on a lower window. They immediately came and told me what happened and offered to pay for the replacement.

I got pictures still on my camera. Will have to download them and post them tomorrow.
Got 10 gallons of the stain ordered today. Will have it in on Thursday. Order is being placed tomorrow.
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...so it looks like you will be back to a brand new looking log home pretty soon. Let's hope you have better luck this time around.

How many coats of the stain do you apply?
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Going to put on 2 coats.
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Northside


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This is a log on the southside that was fluffed and I couldn't get the stain off with the stain remover
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It looks like you might get some pretty healthy winds there, judging by the ripped off tarpaper. Next time you put some on, add some wood battens about every 2 feet or so - vertically - and that helps prevent the wind from doing so much damage.

Personally, I always use 15 lb. roofing felt and not just the standard tarpaper. It does a far better job. It looks like you might be sheathed with OSB, so it would be good to get that done sooner rather than later. And, yes, I see your nice big roof overhangs which definitely help to keep the rain off.
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cocobolo went in and talked to a rental place about getting the high lift platform. Took a look at it and talked with the guy about how to use it and such. Will run almost $1000 for a week and that includes them hauling it out here and taking it back to town.
We plan to do that when we put the house wrap on. Been pricing out different things to put on the gable end.
Composite shingles.
metal.
Vinyl.
Cedar
etc.
Personally I like the composite. No maintaince.
Hubby likes the vinyl (Cheap), but his folks had a trailer house that had that on it and after a hail storm we found numerous holes in it from the hail stones.

started sanding the lower east logs to get that last bit of stain off.

The TWP will be in tomorrow. Picking it up on Saturday.
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