Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
TWISTERSOCK

Building Fish house need suggestions please!

10 posts in this topic

Hi I just purchased a new 14ft trailer with a 3 foot vnose. I framed the entire thing and installed the windows and door. I just have a couple questions as far as doing the roof and siding.

Where are some of the places that you guys have gotten your siding from? Also is lap siding like a gander mountain one the best or is it better to go with cargo siding? I sheeted my exterior walls so strength shouldn't be an issue.

Also if your suggestions are to go with a rubber roof are you putting a drip edge on the edge of the house and gluing the rubber to the top of the drip cap and does it stick fairly well?

One last question is interior paneling. What are some of your recommendations on what to use and price would be helpful also!

Thanks everyone! I'm one of those no so lucky unemployed carpenters so any savings is a plus!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well i don't have a lot of info for what you are looking for other then welcome to FM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i used that pro rib siding from menards is kind of expensive but it was well worth the money.as for the roof i would go with the pro rib stuff.rubber could rot away with the hot months.for your interior i would use white it brightens things up in there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

twister rock,

www.fishhousesupply.com

looks like you are located in buffalo. fish house supply is in your back yard. They are excellant to work with and trustworthy!

I would go with alluminum siding for MANY reasons. Will last forever!

Inside VERY thin white luann board 4X8 sheets key is white to keep your house brite! ALSO put in THIN LITE lighting. Very bright and take draw low voltage.

Rubber roof or a one piece galvanized is good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

-Aluminum siding is a must, both kinds you mentioned are good. I bought siding from a local trailer builder/welder. I had to wait for him to get a big enough order together to get mine, but it was worth the wait. Talk to someone you know at a local welding shop (like maybe the guy who built your trailer). Usually they can buy that stuff at a discount, and if you're willing to wait, you can get a great deal.

-Rubber roof is the way to go. Park your house inside or in the shade and you'll never have a problem (about 90% of campers have rubber roofs). Plus its relatively cheap.

-Personally I love the look of tounge and groove for the inside. T&G is strong, water does not damage it, and it looks awesome for a long long time. I've tried to use cheaper stuff in the past and ended up repacing it. When it comes to fish houses, "Do it right once" is my motto!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just finished siding my house. Bought aluminum sheets from Distict Builders (makers of Lodge houses) & worked out very well (used 10 sheets of 12 I purchased). Purchased one peice galv. roof material. I had never worked with it but turned out to be easy to work with. Also purchased t & g pine from Menards when it was on sale around first of year, had it sealed by a friend & should be putting it on soon. I also have a 14' v trailer (6.5' w).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Guys for all the help!! I've dealt with Fish house supply and yes they are very good and close. However the trailer was in waterville and most of there stock is located in Brainerd, but ordering the stuff only took 1 day to get here. I've just been trying to get some ideas as far as alternatives for my siding, because i'm running short on my budget.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know a guy who got a great deal on siding at the Habbitat for Humanity Store in Brainerd. I dont know what they all sell but we are currently doing a remodel on Rush Lake in Cross Lake and lots of the gutted stuff is heading to Habbitat for Humainty. If I was to build another house I would definetly check them out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I'll see if I can check out habbitat, what are you guys using for a edge on a rubber roof? just regular drip edge?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can get a drip edge that covers the roof and comes down over the siding. look at RV's and there shops

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Ya gotta die of something sooner or later might as well do it with a full tummy!
    • ouch, I would think all would good now, but one never knows.  life is good today is all i know.
    • 33 pounds. nice looking unit but kinda heavy. nice price out there. 
    • Mostly commenting this "sold a bunch of talk, and you believe that talk and vote against your own interests" but I do love it when people assume I am somehow D or R because I make a comment against their beloved party.
       
    • Holiday Bowl isn't too shabby. I wonder if Tracy Claeys is nervous? Last time the gophers played a Mike Leach led team, it cost their coach his job 
    • I'm not in the market for a new auger since purchasing an Ion, but I see FF has a Redback electric auger in their ad. This auger looks similar to the Ion for significantly less money. Does anyone have experience with this auger? Just wanted to bring it up as a possible alternative to those who might be in the  market for an electric. As a side note, I am very happy with the Ion.
    • MLR, how heavy is your house?   After reading your experience I was getting worried. Earlier this summer I swapped out my handles with bolts and gave them a brief trial with my old cordless Dewalt. It was pretty much maxed out and likely not the ticket. Just purchased the Dewalt kit DCK283D2 that is 40% off at FF in hopes it might work. I figured the impact driver would work but didn't really want to be hammering on the gear set. Tried out the drill after work today on low speed and it raises my house easily. My house weighs approximately 3000#. No more hand cranking for me.   Wanted to get the Milwaukee Fuel but couldn't see spending $275 for one drill. This kit is $167 for drill and driver with 2 batteries and charger.
    • I was talking about the heat from the heat exchanger making the fan hot.  With the fan at the top it blows the hot air out the bottom of the heater to help heat the floor.  
  • Our Sponsors