The New Log Lock Compression System

Another industry first! Log Locks are installed in the centre of the log at approximately six-foot intervals and two feet back from the corners. The average size log home will require approximately 40 Log Locks depending on home design, to ensure the log walls remain tight. Competitor’s thru-bolts installation time requires 2 days whereas True North’s Log Lock cuts installation time to 2 hours.

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THE PROBLEM:

Log walls are not held tight long term, due to obsolete joinery methods. The competitor’s use of nails, screws, spring-less or spring only thru-bolts are obsolete fastening devices and may lead to gaps between the logs where air may penetrate the interior of the home.

COMPETITOR’S BANDAGE:

The competitor’s customers are expected to fill the gaps between their logs with expensive and labor-intensive caulking and chinking on an annual basis.

Our new ratcheting Log Lock Compression system vir tually eliminates log wall separation. Our True North homeowners are spared the high maintenance cost of caulking and chinking, leaving more time for living-in rather than working-on their log home.

TRUE NORTH’S NEWEST SECRET:

The jaws hidden inside the Log Lock combined with the 2500 lb. compression spring are designed to permit the Log Lock to ONLY go downward one-way on the threaded rod. The Log Lock prevents logs from lifting, bowing or separating due to the naturally occurring shrinkage and settlement in log walls.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE TO A TRUE NORTH CUSTOMER?

  • No air infiltration
  • Tight joints in log walls
  • No caulking or chinking, ever!
  • Eliminates adjustments and maintenance
  • Lightning fast installation = savings
Log Lock System Diagram
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