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i am buildin a 8x12 fish house and i want to know what to make it out of.....Angle iron which most of them around here are or 3x3 rectangler tubin??

also...were do the wheels go.....center??

thanks....hope this post works...my last 1....just disapeared!?

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I made an 8x16 last year.I used 2x6,11 gauge steel for my runners.I used regular 2x4`s on my walls with 30 year white tin on the outside.I put my axel right in the center,thinking i was going to put a 100# Lp tank up front for tounge weight.I ended up just using a 20# tank.I have a fold up hitch in the front of my house which i made out 3/16 4x4 steel and hydraulic lift on my tires which are on the inside of the house. I could have put my axel an inch back from the center. My house weighs 3150#`s

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thanks for the reply.....
so i might just go wit Angle Iron....3x3 is what the guys down here make thers out of...and then prolly the center or a few inches back will be my axle.....

any1 else?

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I have an ALL STEEL STRUCTURE 8'x 22' with a 4 foot hitch. I used 2" x 3" rectangular tubing 1/4" (75 ksi strength), all the way around the exterior base of the frame. The interior is set up on 2 foot spacing with 2"x3" angle iron 3/16" thick. This minimizes the chance for freezing in since the edge is all that can freeze in with angle iron. Note; that I used 2"x2" box tubing 16 gauge for the walls. This rigid wall helps support the rest as a total box structure, but lighter material can be used in the wall and achieve the same reinforcing necessary. For your size I would reccommned the same pattern of structure as mine is, because I have a double axle and yours will probably be a single. As for the hitch weight. If the interior is nearly weighted the same throughout from front to back. Generally speaking an axle ceterline placed 6" aft of center with a 4 foot hitch will usually provide a pretty nice weighted tongue. My entire house weighs #3200 pounds without the propane tanks filled but in place. I have 2 #100 pounders on the hitch. Hope this helps! Good luck.

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thanks man for the info..
i am usein....angle iron for the frame.....4x4 goin down the center for the hitch.....um....hopefully get the metal pretty Soon...and i got a friend who is goin to help me get the walls and all that up....and....i the wheels i am placin in the Center more than likey....

u got any Pictures of your Fish House....8x22 that is big...for around here....i wouild like to see it....mine 8x12 when done will be 1 or the best and biggest fish houses on the lake!!

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I'd post some pics if I knew where to send them. Windsor Canadien sent me some nice gifts for 2nd place in 2000 and it was on display in St. Paul for awhile too.

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End of the Line......u got any Pictures of your Fish House....8x22 that is big...for around here....i wouild like to see it....mine 8x12 when done will be 1 of the bigger 1s on this lake...
u can send them to my email Adress....
fox_o6@hotmail.com
label it Fish house so i dont delete them....thanks!!

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