LOG JAM CHINKING CANADA
Log Jam chinking Canada is the industry standard in synthetic log chink, however unlike old-time mortar, Log Jam Synthetic Chinking holds tough year after year. Its superior elasticity means that it moves with your logs without cracking. Log Jam seals your log cabin from vermin, pollen, dust, rain and wind alike. You get the rustic look of old-time mortar without compromising modern-day comfort and energy efficiency.
- Get the Rustic Look: The textured Log Jam formula is easy to apply for Professionals and DIYers.
- Keeps the Weather Where it Belongs: Log Jam moves with your logs to create a permanently waterproof and weatherproof seal.
- Avoid Repeated Repairs: Log Jam stays soft and elastic over time for a long-lasting seal.
- Easy to clean up: Log Jam is easy to clean-up with soap and water.
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PRODUCT FACTS FOR LOG JAM LOG CHINKING
|SHELF LIFE||3 YEAR|
|Application Temperature||40 – 90 Degrees F|
|Tack-Free Time||Less than 30 min.|
|Complete Cure Time||3 weeks|
|Application Methods||Large Caulking Gun|
|Bulk Loading Gun and Follow Plate|
Compatibility: Log Jam will adhere to wood treated with most preservatives including borates, pentachlorophenol and copper compounds.
LOG JAM CHINKING SURFACE PREPARATION GUIDELINES
- Best results are obtained when Log Jam is applied to wood that has been previously coated with a compatible and thoroughly cured stain.
- Clean the log surfaces thoroughly to remove dirt, pollen, bird droppings and other surface contaminants.
- Check the log surface temperature. The surface temperature should be between 40˚F (4˚C) – 90˚F (32˚C). Log Jam is best-applied in moderate weather conditions, i.e., out of direct sunlight, and in dry, warm conditions.
- It is always best to use a bond breaker when prepping the log surface for Log Jam application. When chinking round logs we recommend using Grip Strip Backer Rod that has been securely stapled or nailed into place. When chinking flat logs with a milled in chinking line, use a quality masking tape centered in the milled groove. Using these techniques will provide a bond breaker that allows the chinking to stretch as the logs move.
LOG JAM CHINKING APPLICATION GUIDELINES
- Apply Log Jam using a chink pump, a bulk loading gun, or a large caulking gun.
- The ideal Log Jam chinking thickness should be no less than 1/4 inch and no more than 1/2 inch.
- Mist Log Jam with a light water spray prior to finish tooling.
- Tool Log Jam with a wet foam paint brush to help ensure good contact between the chinking and the log surface. This will greatly aid adhesion of the chinking to the log.
- Keep a wet rag handy to clean up any spills or excess Log Jam.
- After Log Jam cures it is very difficult to remove spills and excess material.
For more general information see our chinking page here
Where can I get Log Jam chinking near me
We are often asked where I can get Log Jam chinking in Canada. Canada’s Log & Wood Home Store supplies chinking from coast to coast and throughout the NWT and Yukon. Free shipping is often available for 4 pails or more.
Log Jam Chinking Free Shipping
With the best shipping rates in Canada, we are able to service the entire country. Over 100 locations are available for Log Jam chinking free shipping including:
British Columbia (BC)
Kelowna, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Prince George, Vancouver Island, greater Vancouver, Abbotsford, Thompson-Okanagan, Kootenay, Cariboo and more…
Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Canmore, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Banff, Jasper and more…
Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jam, Swift Current, Prince Albert, La Ronge and more…
Brandon, Winnipeg, Steinbach, Dauphin, Thompson, Swan River and more…
North Bay, Parry Sound, Ottawa, Peterborough, GTA, Huntsville, London, Muskoka Region, Kawartha Lakes and more…
Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Sault St. Marie, Fort Frances and more…
Montreal, Chicoutimi, Quebec City and more..
St. John’s, Paradise more…
Moncton and more…
Halifax and more…
Whitehorse, Dawson City, Watson Lake and more…
Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells and more…
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What happens if I go less width than what the manufacturer recommends?
Not all logs on your home move at the same rate, some may move a lot and others barely anything. When they make the recommendation they figure out the most movement you would see out of two logs touching each other and recommend a joint size that will allow the stretch to happen without failure. Some people want the joint to be smaller due to cost or the look. If you took a 1.5" recommendation and went with 1" instead, you will notice a few more repairs over the years if you get two logs that really move. You are not likely to see failure everywhere if you were deep enough with the joint in the first place ( notice we are talking depth here...not the initial joint width question)
The smaller you make the width the more likely you will see failures or separation. In our experience we have seen good results if people use 2/3 of the recommendation...but we don't recommend pushing it further than that.
Not all logs on your home move at the same rate; some may move a lot and others barely at all. When they make the recommendation they figure out the most movement you would see out of two logs touching each other factoring in the size of the logs. They recommend a joint size that will allow the stretch to happen without failure. The sealants and chink are designed to strech 2.5x the joint size before failing. Big logs overall move more so require a bigger joint. If you short it too much there may not be enough material to handle the log movement.
Some people want the joint to be smaller due to cost or the look.
For Example: If you took a 1.5" recommendation and went with 1" instead, you will notice a few more repairs over the years if you get two logs that really move. You are not likely to see failure everywhere if you were deep enough with the joint in the first place ( notice we are talking depth here...not the initial joint width question) The smaller you make the width the more likely you will see failures or separation. In our experience we have seen good results if people use at least 2/3 of the recommended joint size...but we don't recommend pushing it further than that.
Most manufacturers recommend 15% of the log diameter for joint size after the first drying season and up to 20% if it's in the first drying season.
Example: 10" log diameter x 15% = 1.5" recommended joint size
Want to go less? You can, but learn more if that is a good decision for you.
Take each wall and multiply by the number of rows of sealant high.
Example 40' long wall x 9 rows high= 360 lf . Then add your lineal footage from each wall together.
For corners add 30% to your height measurement.
For gable ends, count your rows and estimate each for length, then add together.
Log Sealants are designed to stretch as your logs move. They need an appropriate width as above, but even more important they require enough depth (material) so as not to fail.
Joint Width 1/2" or less= 1/4" depth
Joint Width 5/8" or greater= 3/8" depth up to 1/2" Learn More about playing with depth
*Note: Quantities are based on the provided measurements. Actual product required can vary based on real life thickness used and contours of the logs. All calculations based on the use of backer rod