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Fire_Ice

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #20 on: Jan 14, 2014, 08:05 AM »
Moonman, I appreciate the help, but your not an idiot. I did take those wood turn latches off thinking that it would be tough to shovel if I had to drill inside. I might consider making ones out of metal so they are thinner.

Bobberdown, the vent came from the store where you "Save Big Money when you Shop at ....." I found it by the dryer vents. It works awesome! The vent just screws in or out easily.

jt snipe, Do you think the magnetic latches would be strong enough to keep snow out and stop the hatch from vibrating?

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #21 on: Jan 14, 2014, 12:05 PM »
Excellent build! Thanks for sharing!  :tipup:

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #22 on: Jan 14, 2014, 07:25 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  Always fun to see what others are doing/planning.
Looks like a comfortable, warm shack.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #23 on: Jan 14, 2014, 10:42 PM »
Just some knowledge for you thermopane windows are pressurized with argon so they don't fog over it will let light in but odds are it will always fog over unless it's warm out then you may stand a chance at a clear window. I'm thinking about building something permanent too going to bum and idea or two from you!!

Fire_Ice

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #24 on: Jan 15, 2014, 08:31 AM »
Howdy all. Took out the shelf and installed a small plywood cabinet in the corner with a lock on it. I had problems with items staying on the shelf during transportation. This way it may be a mess in the cabinet, but at least everything will stay put. I also re-installed the hinges on the hatch covers with a metal bar to stop the hatch from opening.

Sunday was a very expensive day with a few things falling on the floor and then out a fish hatch while being towed. One Leatherman $70, one small 12 volt battery $20, 4 walleyes Priceless.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #25 on: Jan 15, 2014, 04:38 PM »
Use barrel locks on the covers. Im going to build one like yours but im gonna use plastic hole covers and sleeves when I do build it.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #26 on: Jan 16, 2014, 11:05 PM »
Does the snow pile up on the cross braces when pulling in the snow? Or is it not you bad of an issue being so low

Fire_Ice

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #27 on: Jan 17, 2014, 11:36 AM »
Some snow built up in the holes but I did not notice a pulling difference. I have the plastic covering the entire bottom of the floor except where I cut out for the holes.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #28 on: Jan 17, 2014, 11:16 PM »
What kind of plastic covering did you use ? I've been looking into building something like this

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #29 on: Jan 18, 2014, 09:24 AM »
That's a nice shack you built, good luck with it.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #30 on: Jan 18, 2014, 02:52 PM »
Well done. 

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #31 on: Jan 19, 2014, 07:02 PM »
Look great!


Fire_Ice

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #32 on: Jan 21, 2014, 09:55 AM »
The plastic came from a beet truck liner. I believe it is the UHMW or HMW not sure. Tough as nails.


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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #33 on: Jan 21, 2014, 09:59 AM »
Update on the cabinet and hatch cover mods. Worked awesomely!!! Didn't lose one item this weekend! Haha. We had a great time fishing and stayed extremely warm. The ice house stayed around 70 degrees with both fans running all day. If I turned the fans off, the ceiling would warm up to 82 degrees. Outside temp was around 16 degrees. As Phil would say "Happy Happy Happy."






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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #34 on: Jan 21, 2014, 04:35 PM »
looks like you are getting to use it  that is great

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #35 on: Jan 23, 2014, 06:19 AM »
Nice shelter!

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Fire_Ice

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #36 on: Feb 12, 2014, 11:15 AM »
The house has been working well. All in all I could not be happier. The ATV pulls it wherever we need to go and loading it is a breeze. Of course, deep snow would be a problem with the ATV, but that is what buddies with snowmobiles are for!  The best part is that I marked all the holes on the wall outside. This way we drill the holes and push the house over once we have shoveled.






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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #37 on: Feb 12, 2014, 09:39 PM »
How big are your holes in the floor? Sorry if I missed it somewhere in your post.

Fire_Ice

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #38 on: Feb 13, 2014, 07:10 AM »
Mackdog75, the holes are 10" x 10". I wanted to be able to fish a 10" hole if the opportunity arose.

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Re: Permanent Portable 5x8 Fish House
« Reply #39 on: Feb 25, 2014, 01:30 PM »
This came out really nicely, looks like you are putting it to good use!  :tipup:

 


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