Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, September 26, 2006
# 1:57:00 PM:

How to build a log house without gaps

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Melanie has built a log house near Prince George. Something I didn't know about log houses:

The screw jack is under the post in the middle of the house. All the weight of the house rests on this post. As the logs shrink you want the house to move down so gaps don't develop between the logs. at intervals you screw down the jack gently lowering the post to the floor. The whole process can take as long as four years.

I like learning obscure things like that.


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