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How much ice?

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My rule of thumb for myself is 12 inches of ice to pull my drop down house out. My house weighed about 3100 lbs. 15 yrs ago, it must weigh a little more now after accumulating more stuff every year!

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Sorry for myu ignorance on this, but where do you guys go to weigh your houses?

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I would not put ne house on much less than ten inches most guys waite till 12 inches no matter what size house they have. when you start seein trucks on the ice then its time.

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We have had our skid house (approx 1100#) out on 8" of ice, but you need to be careful, check it every day, and be prepared to move it quickly.

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I have a 6' x 12' wheelhouse that weights 2000 lbs fully loaded and have been out on 5.5-6.0 inches of ice. I only cut 1 or 2 holes in the house and use mostly outdoor lines when out like this. The key is the measure the whole way out there and never assume the ice is the same in every spot...

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