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Kathryn Charles
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  • Purlear, NC
  • United States
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Heat Loss from my Southland Grand Lakes cabin

Seeking advice on how to seal and stop heat loss from my Southland Grand Lakes cabin. Photo…Continue

Started Dec 19, 2015

Looking for a Better Exterior Finish for my Log Home
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My log home was built about three years ago,. The exterior was stained/treated once by the builder and a second time about one year ago. The finish already looks flat and dull, since the second…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Thomas Jun 6, 2016.


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Tell us about yourself:
Retired and now living in log home in a beautiful place in Western NC. However, I will be working on this home for many more years, unfortunately.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Residing in a log home...Yes. Lucky? No.

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Screw Jacks Not Installed in my Southland Log Home

Thanks for your comments, Bill & Scott. Yes, I am still concerned. Is it realistic and/or possible to installed screw jacks now that the house is built?



Southland's "Preferred Builder" failed to install Screw Jacks on posts in my Log Home, even though their Construction Manual has clear instructions for installation and making adjustments for settling. Their Customer Service representative claims it is nothing to worry about. Still, I am…


Posted on June 3, 2015 at 5:19pm — 3 Comments

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