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Author Topic: How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin  (Read 2970 times)

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How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin
« on: July 06, 2009, 05:13:08 PM »
Our Log Cabin is built on piers and sits about 2 feet off the ground.  I know the best way to protect the bottom is to keep it dry and since there is free flowing air passing beneath it we should be ok.  Our sills and most our floor joists are hemlock and the subfloor is white pine.  Should we be putting a coat of creasote or pine tar on the bottom to better preserve it and keep bugs away?   

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Re: How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2009, 12:51:58 PM »
I'd be tempted to try a little "CedarShield", it's supposed to stabilize and preserve the wood while driving away insects.
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Re: How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 08:32:39 AM »
Gday

We use No Rot impel sticks just drill a hole put the rod in and cap it with the dowels that come in the box we use them in the first round of logwork in our log homes and timberframes and the like  ;D they also use them to prolong the life of power poles don't know if you can get them over there tho but you should be able to  ;) We buy them by the case i think about 24 boxes of 20 sticks ea ;) I hope this helps Mate

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Re: How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 01:57:02 PM »
Stan good to see you back. Chris has a good with the impell rods, I can't get them north of the border but you can get them in the US of A. I brought some back 2 years ago for the poles in the Sugar Shack has cut down on the sawdust from the ants.
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Re: How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 08:40:28 PM »
thanks for the advice  I will see what I can find around here.   

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Re: How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009, 07:04:52 PM »
Raphael, Did you ever try the CedarShield? If anyone else has tried it please let us know how it worked out for you. 

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Re: How to protect the sills and floor joists for Log Cabin
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 08:05:32 PM »
I haven't tried it yet...  Probably won't get a chance to build outside before the snow flies.  ::)
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