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Sealing Winter Cut Logs
Dec 23rd, 2020 at 7:00am
 
I am going to take down a cherry tree in my yard and would like to know the best length to cut the logs and seal them in freezing temps. Would plastic sheet and duct tape work if necessary?
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Re: Sealing Winter Cut Logs
Reply #1 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 8:44am
 
Painting the ends with Anchorseal would be best, then you can cut them a few inches longer than it's wide.

Next best thing would be latex paint. Sometimes the big box stores have cans of paint that were mixed the wrong color and to can get them for less. The problem with latex is it needs to be above a certain temp for it to dry properly and you'll need to apply a few coats
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Reply #2 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 8:54am
 
I have some older latex paint as well as some Thompson’s water seal but the temps too low. I tried to find the application temp for Anchorseal but could not find it. In addition the closest place to purchase it is about 100 miles from me. If I cut the logs longer will that save the wood away from the ends?
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Reply #3 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 10:37am
 
Cut the wood into pieces as long as you can handle.  I find paint to be useless.  If it is warm enough get some Elmers white glue and apply it to the ends.  If you do nothing, long lengths will usually only crack about 6-8 inches deep
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Reply #4 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 10:38am
 
Cut the wood into pieces as long as you can handle.  I find paint to be useless.  If it is warm enough get some Elmers white glue and apply it to the ends.  If you do nothing, long lengths will usually only crack about 6-8 inches deep
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Reply #5 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 10:45am
 
Anchor seal can be shipped
Also Anchor seal is available in a winter formula.
If you contact them they can help you.
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Reply #6 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 11:55am
 
I cut the logs 2, or 4 inches longer than the log is wide.
I may saw down the pith while I have the saw out, or if the logs are too heavy whole.
Then seal the ends.
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Reply #7 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 12:06pm
 
Something to check out is Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register.   If you click on the link for the SDS for that (under Technical Documents at the product link), the SDS for Anchorseal 2 comes up; so it's the same product with the Rockler brand name on it and, as far as I can tell, at a better price than the Anchorseal brand name.
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Re: Sealing Winter Cut Logs
Reply #8 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 1:19pm
 
Robert Fischer wrote on Dec 23rd, 2020 at 12:06pm:
If you click on the link for the SDS for that (under Technical Documents at the product link), the SDS for Anchorseal 2 comes up; so it's the same product


Anchor seal 2 has three formulations, Winter, Summer and PG.
The sheet that comes up is the PG formulation (glycol)
Just make sure you're getting what you want.
It's not all the same.
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Re: Sealing Winter Cut Logs
Reply #9 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 1:32pm
 
Since I use my chain saw to cut off a section of log, saw out the "pith slab" and trim the corners of the blanks at the same time, I don't cut more sections from a log than I can turn that day.  During the winter, less moisture is lost from the ends of logs, so I don't bother painting Anchorseal unless I won't be cutting off another section for several days.  But on a warm, sunny,  breezy spring or summer day I may paint Anchorsel expecting to cut off another section in 2 or 3 hours.
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Reply #10 - Dec 23rd, 2020 at 2:49pm
 
Robert, great tip and I get to buy another toy to get free shipping.
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