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Brilliant! Just Brilliant!
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I live in a log home considerable further north than this one. Hand scribed 18 - 24 inch logs, no stuck-on bits anywhere. It was 32 C yesterday but with overhanging eaves, major levels of insulation in ceilings and attic space, flow through of air because we face about 25 degrees away from the prevailing wind and have triple paned windows that actually open, and a super insulated concrete basement - no issues with heating and cooling. When the temperature drops at night, the logs gently radiate the heat they have acquired during the day evenly through the house. We have wood heat as back up but use hydronic underfloor in slab, and under main floor powered by an electric boiler. Lots of bug-killed wood up here, just have to go and get it.

One question - how does the firewood insulation conform to fire code? We have had difficulty persuading insurers that one would probably need napalm to set our logs on fire, but I am curious about the cordwood.
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