The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

TURBOSAWMILL GIANT SALE ON NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 31st


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA


Council Tool

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat



Author Topic: Log Home Gasket Tape/Seals-Open vs. Closed Cell???  (Read 493 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 163
  • Age: 74
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Log Home Gasket Tape/Seals-Open vs. Closed Cell???
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:55:32 AM »
I used what was then a new product on the market in 1979 when building my log home. It was made by Norton Sealants and bought directly from the mfg. as not in the log home service sales as yet. My discussion with a mfg.'s rep was involved in my choice back then. The grey PVC foam tapes had been on the market at that time and were much cheaper then and now.
 I used a double row of 3/8" thick x 1/2" wide closed cell tape. Moving forward to now it has done it's job!
In reading the various discussion by log home supply houses some sell both closed & open cell foam gaskets, others sell only closed cell, similar to what's in my home now. One I see is brown- "Log Seal".
The log wall I took down (in part) to make the entryway into my timber frame (new) living room demonstrated that particular closed cell tape was remaining effective in sealing log spaces in this stack log home.
My new project is stack log too.
What say "you" as to choosing a log seal tape?
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4864
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Log Home Gasket Tape/Seals-Open vs. Closed Cell???
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 08:19:44 PM »
I've used miles of this kind of closed cell tape;
http://www.loghelp.com/products/log-seal.asp
There was another, I might still have a roll or two in the barn, it was an asphalt impregnated open cell tape, it worked fine. I don't think I'd want to use just an open cell foam for fear of it absorbing and holding water.

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 163
  • Age: 74
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Log Home Gasket Tape/Seals-Open vs. Closed Cell???
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 09:34:55 AM »
That specific product linked above is what I used but mine came from Norton Sealants directly, was black and was new on the market at that time. As long as it's dark color doesn't really matter. It's cheaper now than in 1979! The Emseal product costs ~ twice as much and mfg makes the open cell vs. closed cell argument. I found real evidence!!! when I took down my own log wall from 1979 to create my wall opening in 2005. The closed cell gaskets work as they should. Finding 3/8" spikes was somewhat of a "chainsaw adventure" based on my 12" and 24" spike spacings of the past.
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not

Offline Don P

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 4864
  • Location: Southwestern VA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
    • Calculator Index
Re: Log Home Gasket Tape/Seals-Open vs. Closed Cell???
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 04:58:17 PM »
Emseal, that was the saturated gasket I was thinking of. Northeastern log homes was using them back then I think.
I managed to saw straight down the 10" length of a lag bolt with bimetal blades in a sawzall one time when a window was added. Whichever one of us ran that one in it was dead plumb.

Offline kantuckid

  • Full Member x2
  • ***
  • Posts: 163
  • Age: 74
  • Location: Eastern KY
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Re: Log Home Gasket Tape/Seals-Open vs. Closed Cell???
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 12:58:08 PM »
What I've decided on is a a closed cell gasket from Cor-Tenn in Knoxville, TN. They have the best price hands down, name your dimension. I ran onto them after learning they were the distributor for Spax screws. They sell the Spax at the best price I can get for any name brand, non-generic screw with a known hardened steel, etc.. The guy there has been trained and knows his products well. He said users  "get by" with the shorter non branded screws but in longer lengths his products and the other name brands just have better steel.
I did learn that not many of the log home suplly houses sell Emgo-maybe the price point? but I have zero reason to use anything but closed cell gasket like what I used years ago. Ithas done it's job well over the years.
Kan=Kansas;tuck=Kentucky;kid=what I'm not


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Saint Anne Nackawic CLOSED!

Started by slowzuki on General Board

5 Replies
885 Views
Last post September 20, 2004, 03:48:43 PM
by SwampDonkey
xx
Another paper mill in Maine closed

Started by thecfarm on Forestry and Logging

2 Replies
1307 Views
Last post April 03, 2009, 06:06:25 AM
by SwampDonkey
question
Secondary loop on closed loop hydro heating question

Started by DR_Buck on Firewood and Wood Heating

2 Replies
1042 Views
Last post October 22, 2010, 06:16:01 PM
by Holmes
xx
ethanol and seals

Started by JT78 on Chainsaws

17 Replies
1461 Views
Last post May 28, 2014, 07:25:11 AM
by flyfish57
 


Powered by EzPortal