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- From: "Kari Moulton" <kmoulton(--nospam--at)nelsonengineering.net>
- Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 09:30:54 -0700
What are your specific questions? We play with them on a consistent basis, and yes log homes are a unique but fun to design structure.
Log homes do have some inherent "problems" do to the physical properties of the logs i.e.. shrinkage, settlement, cracks and checks. Depending on where the home is located ventilation of insulated spaces (the use of cold roofs) maybe an issue. Lateral load resistance can also get complicated do to lack of a structural diaphragm and shear walls (2x6 t&g decking, and horizontal stacked logs have low shear values) and the fact that owners want large "view" windows.
If you want to discuss this further or be more specific you may contact me at kmoulton(--nospam--at)nelsonengineering.net .
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