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I live in Papua New Guinea in an old log cabin that was built with non-uniform logs and the old chinking (made with sand, lime, etc) is falling out and in the highlands of PNG it gets cold. We don't have many urban areas in this country and none that would carry the kind of chinking mixture that we need. We could have things sent from Cairns Australia. Lots of chinking needs to be replaced, can you advise us? Thanks,
Beth (Working with Wycliffe Bible Translators in PNG)

Answer:

Daubing Mixes parts (volume) material MIX A 1/4 cement 1 lime 4 sand 1/8 dry color hog bristles or excelsior MIX B 6 sand 4 lime 1 cement MIX C 1 portland cement 4-8 lime 7-10 sand Mix A (Donald A. Hutsler, "Log Cabin Restoration: Guidelines for the Historical Society," American Association for State and Local History, Technical Leaflet No. 74, "History News," Vol. 29, No. 5 (May 1974.) Mix B and C are reprinted from "Log Structures: Preservation and Problem-Solving," by Harrison Goodall and Renee Friedman, Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 1980.

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