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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #40 on: Feb 25, 2014, 04:06 PM »
Im stealing your fish house designs and building my own. I really like this

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #41 on: Feb 25, 2014, 06:15 PM »
awesome job!


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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #42 on: Feb 26, 2014, 12:46 PM »
Thanks for the compliments. I am running into a HUGE problem. I cannot stop thinking about what I can tweak!!!!!!!!

My buddy heater has lost its home in the fish house. It takes to long for the heat to warm everything up so I am bringing my 11lb tank with a sunflower heater. A test has shown that the fish house has now become a sweat house. SWEET! A side benefit from the change is that I don't need a hose and I can move the heater if three people go fishing.

I have been running into issues with my doors. If the house is not level the back wall moves from side to side binding the doors so I added 1/2" plywood to the frame work inside. I glued and screwed it. Problem solved. I also put a 2"x3" on the floor under the doors so that the ice build up on on the back curve does not stop the doors from getting stuck. The last item I changed was the door hinges. I just did not have enough room to drive the atv in without hitting the door frame so I made a double hinge. Problem solved. Hopefully this is the last change.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #43 on: Feb 26, 2014, 05:35 PM »
Careful of using the sunflower in an enclosed space!


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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #44 on: Mar 06, 2014, 03:57 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Clear_Ice. The doors are drafty enough and I also have a vent in the front that is always open.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #45 on: Sep 11, 2014, 09:12 AM »
I am back with an update on the fish house. I opened it up a few days ago and I almost cried. The fish house has been leaking since the spring. Mold was on everything. I guess using the paneling and house wrap was a failure. Deep down as I was building the roof, I knew it was going to be a problem. The stupid thing it that I knew better. If someone is using the idea, I would pitch the roof so rain cannot get trapped.

Last night I tore the roof off and cut rafters out of 2x4's with a 1/2" drop from the center to each end. I will be installing 3/8" plywood and a rubber roof. The overall ceiling height will be lower, but I am not that tall to begin with. I will add pics at another time.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #46 on: Sep 11, 2014, 11:10 AM »
that sucks about the water damage

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #47 on: Sep 11, 2014, 11:46 AM »
Keep the roof as is and add the rubber over what is there.  :tipup:

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #48 on: Sep 12, 2014, 03:27 PM »
Spray foam and a couple tubes of roofing tar are your friend when it comes to flat roofs

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #49 on: Sep 13, 2014, 09:58 AM »
It can be made water tight.  Zack Shacks have the same type of roof setup.  I don't think they would still be in business if they leaked like that.

I'm going to do something similar, run the deck the long way and then put foam gaskets between the deck and corner trim. Then fill it up with roofing caulk.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #50 on: Sep 15, 2014, 02:37 PM »
The design was copied from the Zack Shacks. Anyways, a rubber roof was put on and the problem is not a problem any longer.






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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #51 on: Sep 16, 2014, 08:01 AM »
I would strongly advise against building the roof the way I did. Save yourself the headache and put on rubber unless you are going to put a serious pitch on the roof.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #52 on: Sep 17, 2014, 09:40 AM »
For sure rubber is the way to go. a little pricey at first but in the long run it will save you a lot of headaches.


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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #53 on: Sep 17, 2014, 05:11 PM »
Terrible news, at least you got it found and fixed before there is any ice.  Very good looking shack.
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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #54 on: Sep 23, 2014, 06:38 PM »
So where did you get the big rubber sheet?

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #55 on: Oct 01, 2014, 03:40 PM »
The big box store in Grand Forks sells it in 10x20 rolls. I had a friend that got mine from. 6x9 is all I needed. I checked in there today and everything is as dry as a  bone. I really wish I would have done this in the first place. Live and Learn.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #56 on: Oct 07, 2014, 08:48 AM »
Hi
I'm building a bob house and was going to use 2x6 for floor joist. By what you have I think that may be over kill. I'm putting them 24" oc with 3/4" plywood decking, my house is only 4'x6' ,so I can slide it in the bed of my truck. how are your 2x3 holding up, any weak spots. I'd like to use 2x4. This is my first house build.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #57 on: Oct 07, 2014, 01:35 PM »
Maisy22 I would have used 2x2's, but since my ATV rides in it on the way to the lake I wanted more support. 2x4's would be plenty strong combined with 3/4 plywood. I did build my floor 16" on center though.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #58 on: Nov 29, 2014, 10:59 PM »
Hit the hard water yesterday. We found 8" on the small lakes and 4" on Stump Lake. We used my Clam Bigfoot and really enjoyed the time. I just cannot wait to get the shack out.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #59 on: Nov 30, 2014, 05:55 AM »
Excellent thread and many great ideas. Hope you continue to keep us filled in on your adventures. Your house turned out very nice!  :thumbsup:


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