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2x2 vs 2x3 walls ?

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What are some the disadvantages/advantages of the 2x3 vx 2x2 ? Other than the interior dim. Do the 2x2 walls require more strapping ? if any ? If you have bunks in thee 2x2 const., do the attachement points need to be beefed up ?

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2x2 will work for you but will require strapping. On the corners and areas where you are putting bunks use either 2x4 or 2x6 boards for sideways for extra strength.

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I would think you could get extra insulation in the wider boards as well. Comes down to personal preference and extra warmth. BUt like said, use thicker where you are putting bunks.

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I prefer 2x3 turned sideways, it's easier to find straighter 2x3s than it is 2x2. Another positive is there is more to screw/nail to when turned sideways, and less likely to split when screwing into and not a lot of weight gained.

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I built my house with 2x3's mostly for the extra R value. No regret. 70 inside and -20 outside.

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First house was 2X3 walls. That worked fine, and the insulation was good. I'm 6'1", +/- 6'2" laying down (your longer when horizontal). I found that it was a little cramped laying in the bunk. The new house is built from 2X4's ripped down to 2X2s (1 1/2X1 3/4) with 2X4s at the corners and door. It's easier to find straight 2X4's than 2X3s, and forget about finding straight 2X2s. The disadvantage is that once ripped, they have to be used almost right away or they warp. Anyway, the extra width is nice.

I used 1 1/2 pink foam in the walls, 2" in the ceiling. Tyvek wrap outside, and heavy mil plastic wrap inside. Even with 4 large insulated windows, it's as warm as you want it inside, even on the coldest days.

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We'll see if the admin will allow this, but I quickly threw together a webpage with some construction and finished product pictures of my fish house. There aren't any links or services offered, just a straight picture page. Guess we'll see...

Hovermn's fish house

The hardest thing about the rubber roof was getting it up there. Really, it's pretty easy to work with. It glues down well, flattens out nicely, and trims to size well. The edge is screwed down with aluminum threasholds. At lease right now, I can't see using anything else on the next fish house.

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