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Old 10-13-2011, 03:15 PM   #91
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Finished staining the house today.
It was worth buying that airless painst sprayer. Took less then a day to get it done.
Hope the pics come up having trouble.

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Southside


Eastside


Finishing the westside


Got a lead on a bucket truck. I got a roll of Tyvek house wrap. So that is the next project. Got the tape too and we are going to put up wood slats to hold it down until we get the gable ends covered.
Hope to finish out the electrical and get the plumbing started and hopefully done.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:25 AM   #92
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Hubby finished the lights yesterday and drilled the holes for the wall outlets. The only store that carries the outlet boxes we use in the logs only had 7 boxes and we needed 10. They are getting more on Tuesday.

We bought a large wood stove and it turns out that it was used to heat a 4000sqft house. Has an air intake pipe at the back and an outflow pipe right out of the bottom. It came with a blower.
Even funnier we got a call from a guy hubby knows telling us that we could have this other wood stove for free. We took both.

I started chinking between the logs inside. It is looking pretty neat.



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Old 11-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #93
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Are you going to hook the stove up so it draws fresh outside air? I would highly recommend it dorf dude...
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Yes we are. Going to run the inflow vent through the pony wall. With the outflow we are going to run a vent into the basement.
Stove also has a couple vents on the front for the air to flow out too.

Ran out of chinking so my part of the house is stalled. Hubby wants to get the plumbing supplies first then I can get more chinking to finish out the house.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #95
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Did you have a professional engineer design the foundation that is supporting the weight of the logs.
You mentioned house wrap over the osb, here is a fluid applied air and water barrier that I have used and it is great, much better than house wrap. It is good for 6 months exposed to the weather without compromising the warenty and it is water tight.
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I've been watching this---and really enjoy the progress----Keep us posted as things move along.---Mike---
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #97
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woodmeistro yes we did. Going to house wrap and put up some wood slats over it to keep the wind from ripping it off like the tar paper. Going to get the gable end vents and then the gable siding.

Thanks Mike.
Got a surprise this fall. One of our hunters is a carpenter and has offered us the use of his sheet rock lift and has offered to come out and help us mud and tape the walls.
Might have to talk to him about doing some bartering.
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Here is the framing for the breakfast bar. Going to have 4 outlets on it so this is just the start.





Son's bed collapsed on him last month. found a guy near us who makes log furniture.
Son's new bed.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:46 PM   #99
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Got the chinking finished inside.





Outlet boxes drilled in the logs


Started running eletrical for the stove and wall ovens
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How are you feeding the electrical boxes tapped in the log wall? How is the wire getting to them?

I mean I've done plenty of residental and commerical electrical work (four years electrical apprentice) and I'm sure you know this already but we go in the wall, through the studs and come in the back or top or bottom of the boxes.

I don't see that happening with those.

Other than that inquiry, nice!
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I feel like I built the thing myself just reading this. Was there a question there somewhere?
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Doc the holes for the electrical wires for the boxes were drilled through the logs and into the floor when they were being stacked.
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Hubby is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, no pun intended.

Outlets are done. Breakfast bar and kitchen outlets are done along with the pot lights in the kitchen ceiling.
Got the vents for the bathrooms upstairs done too.
just need to wire in the vent for the kids bathroom.
Have 6 smoke alarms to get wired in too.
Last thing is to wire in the exterior outlets.

Then we call the inspector!

Had a couple of delays that were not needed or he would have had it done today.

He put the pot lights on a dimmer switch which looks great whjen we turn them on.
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That looks like a most excellent job on that chinking! Well done!

Merry Christmas!



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