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  1. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    I agree things are adding up but best to build the house I want/enjoy. I can still slide it around in the garage. I hope to find a way to weight it when done
  2. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    The way the hitch is designed snow is pushed down and under the house. The whole house slides on top of the snow like a big toboggan. No plowing. I pull the house with a tracked ATV. The tracks do throw up a bit of snow that ends up on top of the plastic on the hitch but that is easily removed with a shovel and the hitch folds up out of the way when not in use so I'm not tripping over it
  3. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    No problem with the hitch or plastic on it. You seeing a potential issue? I wanted to finish the inside so went with foam board instead of spray foam. Walls are 1" square with 1" foam in-between.
  4. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    I went with 3/16 UHMW. The plastic has backer throughout whether it the 2x2 floor joists of foam board so 3/16 is plenty thick. If it were hollow on the back side I would probably go thicker. I have 2 spear holes which have 2 round hole covers in each spear door. I once pull the house right after a good powder snow. I did get some snow blow up around door/cover seams in the floor. Otherwise snow fills the spear hole cavity creating a seal and I get very little in the house. I did not have the interior finished last winter. Any exposed aluminum will build up frost and then drip. I'm in the process of adding ferring strips and 1/2 foam board to the interior to cover any aluminum and cedar T&G interior. I'm concerned if I don't have the interior sealed tight warm humid air can get to the aluminum, condense and create a wet spot. I think if I was to do it again I would ferr and add foam board to the exterior keeping the aluminum from freezing. 1' x 2' Anderson window I use it as a spear house so I didn't want a lot of window to cover, just something to peak out of Not a problem, it's been a fun build. Look forward to using it again this winter
  5. 6 x 10 Aluminum skid house build

    My first solar project
  6. New Ice Skid Build

    Here's my skid house
  7. New Ice Skid Build

    Sounds similar to the house I built but I'm way lower. My skids are only 3" high with 2" floor so the house is only 1" off the ice. I put lined the bottom of the house with UHMW so the whole house glides on top of the snow. My hitch is also covered in UHMW to prevent plowing I'll see of I can post a link
  8. Spring cleaning

    Spring cleaning has been going on on the shores of Upper Red Lake. It's an absolute mystery why Ice fishermen can not take their trash out with them
  9. Kdrill or Nils

    Volume wise it cuts the same as any othe 8" auger. Does the Nils make finer chips than others? I never saw the issue the few times I used mine. Can you reverse the drill and push the slush down the hole.?
  10. Kdrill or Nils

    I drilled about 20 over the weekend. Still fully charged
  11. Kdrill or Nils

    I made a video but no luck getting it to download. I'm pretty sure you all know what it looks like to drill an ice fishing hole.
  12. Kdrill or Nils

    Real happy with the Nils. Works pretty slick.
  13. Kdrill or Nils

    All set up
  14. Horizontal aluminum panels

    I run mine horizontally. No issues.
  15. Kdrill or Nils

    "They" As in Milwaukee?