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July 2020 Blog Posts (10)

4 Ways to Make Your Cabin More Energy Efficient

You work hard for your money. The last thing you want to do is to waste that money paying for higher-than-necessary utility bills. That's why it's so important to make changes to your cabin so that it works for you rather than against you when it comes to saving energy. To help you succeed on the road to lower utility bills, here are four ways to make your cabin more energy-efficient.

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 27, 2020 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Surface Mount Electrical

New here so go easy! 

Bought a cabin (21 x 17') that was built 20 years ago and never finished. Builder did not pre drill or route during build for electrical.

I am wanting to surface mount all the electrical just around the perimeter of the logs (one room) and was hoping to use FMC conduit to all the electrical boxes.  

Has anybody done this? Is EMT the better route? 

Thanks,

Mark

Added by MARK FLEMMING on July 27, 2020 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Keeping Pests Out of Your Cabin Retreat Even When You're Not There

Humans are not the only species to enjoy rural cabin getaways. Pests of all kinds love to invade rustic retreats in any season but especially in winter. If your cabin sits empty for part of the year, you will need to take preventative measures to keep insects, rodents, and wildlife…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on July 23, 2020 at 7:07pm — No Comments

How Is Plumbing Installed By A Plumber In Houses?

What a plumbing system does?

Plumbing is a system that includes pipes, tanks, fixtures, and valves to convey fluids. It is usually installed in a new building or replaced in old ones.  

Why should we hire a plumber to install a house plumbing?…

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Added by Anna Wrench on July 23, 2020 at 3:14am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Comfy and Cool in the Summer

Cabins are often the perfect destination for a summer trip, vacation, or holiday. While a comfy cabin can turn even a weekend trip into a more enjoyable experience, lacking an effective way to beat the heat can turn even the best planned summer getaway into a real ordeal. Learning how to keep your cabin comfy and cool in the summer could be easier than you…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on July 22, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tips for Choosing a Deck Builder

If you plan on hiring a deck builder, you must put in effort to ensure that they are the right fit for the job. They should be able to deliver the results you want at the right price. Keep the following tips in mind to find the right deck builder. 

  1. Get Recommendations

The best way to find a good deck builder is through recommendations from family, friends, and coworkers. Getting a few recommendations will make the search process easier for…

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Added by Umair Amjad on July 18, 2020 at 12:17am — No Comments

4 Signs You Need to Have Your Cabin Re-Piped

Your pipes are a crucial lifeline to your cabin, carrying water to sinks, toilets, bathtubs, washers, dishwashers, and more. Therefore, if your pipes begin to have problems, it can really disrupt your normal living patterns. It's important, then, that you know when it's time to replace your pipes to help restore your plumbing system's normal operation. As a starting point, here are four signs that you might see that indicate you need to have your cabin…

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Added by Anica Oaks on July 7, 2020 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Enjoying the Great Outdoors From the Comfort of Your Cabin

The outdoors can be beautiful to admire, explore, and be immersed in nature's majesty. This is one of the reasons why a lot of people get cabins in the woods. However, not everyone is physically able to enjoy the outdoors, and some people simply prefer to stay indoors. However, you…

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Added by Anita Ginsburg on July 6, 2020 at 4:07pm — No Comments

First time log home owner overwhelmed, many questions, please help!

Hello everyone, 35 year old male first time home owner here. Transplant from Long Island to Central Ny. I bought my first home, a log home built in 2002 in central new york to follow my family up here. It is a lot cheaper than long island and i am able to ride atv, hunt, homestead etc right in my yard. I have a feeling I should have had a log home inspector do my inspection instead of the general home inspector that my real estate agent suggested.



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Added by Joseph DeMato on July 3, 2020 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

July 2020 Honest Abe Living Online Today

Featured in the July Honest Abe Living is a log home built for a south Florida couple whose dream was an escape to a small town and how Honest Abe made it come true.
Planning for a new baby? Molly Cooper of Cooper & Company design…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on July 1, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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