Chinking


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Chinking

The material used to fill a space between the logs of a log house; composed of clay mixed with sand and hair, then covered with daubing.

chinking

chinking in a log wall
The material used to fill chinks (i.e., long cracks, openings, or fissures), especially between logs that form the exterior walls of log cabin construction. Where the cracks are small, the filling material is often mud or plaster; where the cracks are large, the filling may include wood chips, pebbles, straw, or small sticks.
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Working by myself, it only took two days including the chinking.
A tin roof, chinking, and sealining up the cracks finished the job.
Those builders who have had logs loosen have the opportunity to remedy any air infiltration by using one of the various horizontal log cabin chinking products such as Perma Chink or Log Jam.