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Your roof overhang
Forum: Roof
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12-03-2021, 02:42 PM
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Can you really use green ...
Forum: Questions about Logs
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12-03-2021, 01:22 AM
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Electric Rebar Hammer
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12-03-2021, 12:34 AM
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We are Gibby and Aviva
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12-02-2021, 08:47 PM
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  Your roof overhang
Posted by: admin - 12-03-2021, 02:42 PM - Forum: Roof - No Replies

The typical roof overhang serves six basic purposes:

  • Help to shade windows in hot weather
  • Reduce the amount of rain that hits the exterior of the log wall
  • Provide protection for doors and entryway
  • Keep basements dry
  • Protect the foundation from excess water runoff
  • Help to regulate the temperature of the home

The minimum overhang should be 5 feet but longer is better. If your design allows it try and make the overhangs as big as possible.

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  Can you really use green logs?
Posted by: admin - 12-03-2021, 01:22 AM - Forum: Questions about Logs - No Replies

I have heard you can cut down, peel and use logs immediately but wouldn't it be better for the logs to dry out and if so for how long?

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Photo Electric Rebar Hammer
Posted by: admin - 12-03-2021, 12:34 AM - Forum: Tools - No Replies

I have seen videos and pictures of people using an electric "rebar" hammer when building butt and pass log walls. In a video I saw a guy hammered about 3 feet of rebar into a pre-drilled top log done in about 10 seconds. This compares to several minutes per log with a hammer. When you are doing hundreds of these, I can see this method saving you days of hard work. My advice - get an electric rebar hammer!

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  We are Gibby and Aviva
Posted by: admin - 12-02-2021, 08:47 PM - Forum: Introduce Yourself - No Replies

Hi, we are the guys that have created this "fan" site and hope to build a community of people looking to build their very own butt and pass log home.

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