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Forum topic by RangerGlenn posted 04-21-2009 06:14 AM 2707 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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RangerGlenn

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04-21-2009 06:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: log siding sap cleaning

I recently installed milled 3×9 Norway log siding on my home in northern Minnesota, never again…. The logs were supposedly kiln dried, but the sap is profusely bleeding from them, is this normal? I would think not, else why would anyone install this on their home as siding? Is there anything I can do to clean the logs and minimize the damage to the finished product?

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#1 posted 04-24-2009 06:56 AM

I saw something in FWW one time about heating the sappy wood to like 140 deg F.

The stuff crystalizes and becomes fixed in the wood.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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