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CrappieAttitude

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I went out to my permanant house this weekend and realized that I am in a heap of trouble when it comes to removing it from the lake. It isn't a very big house, however it is pretty much frozen in. It has 2x8 skids that run underneath and it is frozen about 4 inches up. I didn't put any blocks under it (never going to do that again)and the slush took advantage of me.

I have a chisel and large pry bar, but am looking for any additional suggestions any of you may have to speed up the process. Yesterday I heard an idea which involved my 30-O6, but I don't feel like going that route yet.

CA

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There was a rather long and detailed post about this exact same issue. Im sure someone will be able to post a link to it.. there was a lot of good ideas listed.

Of course none of those GOOD ideas included firearms..

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You may be in luck. I guess thundderstorms and rain are in the forcast. It may free itself or make it much easier to free.

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Thanks for posting this. .....I think I have an idea!

I think the free beer and a bunch of buddies suggestion is the way to go. Anyone in the Brainerd area free in the next few days. grin

CA

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Ya with the rain we got moving in you will be in luck if you head out there tommorow. I would bet with a chisel, a bottle jack and a couple guys to help it would be free in a hour or so.

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what kind of beer .....lol

fussy huh

ya i think you better get out there today while it warm

i dont drink during the week or i'd help you

plus i was think bout 30-06 idea lol i think a 22 while do the ame job

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well i would be out there right now tring to remove it.instead of doing it when its -30. pry bar,chisel and jack you will be free.

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hatchet/ axe/ chisel/ start digging. I have been there before. 2 years ago on red we had a rental that was sinking, and had melted into the ice. THere were 4 guys and and lots of ice. I think we went down 5 inches around the whole the whole house and the tongue area. almost three hours. I have also seen a shaq takin care of w/ one MATCH.

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"I have also seen a shaq takin care of w/ one MATCH."

And I've seen the mess it leaves on a lake. Not a good idea.

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Thanks for posting this. .....I think I have an idea!

I think the free beer and a bunch of buddies suggestion is the way to go. Anyone in the Brainerd area free in the next few days. grin

CA

If I wasn't 200 miles away I'd be there. Good luck!!!

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Well mother nature was definately on my side last night. I chipped away at all four corners until my skids were exposed and then chipped inside the house through my holes. The top layer of ice was really soft wso it chipped away quite nicely. In one of the corners I chipped a hole big enough to fit my floor jack under and up she came like a champ. Total time spent 1 hour.

All I can say is that if I would have waited a couple more days i would have been in a real jam. The lake had 8-10 inches of water in spots. YUK!

Thanks for the suggestions everyone, and I guess I'll have to supply the beer at a later date.

CA

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