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Installing Skids on a permenant


I have an older skid house on Mille lacs and this spring I am going to replace the skids. My question is what's the correct way to attach them?

I'm not 100% sure what's under there now (I recently bought it used) but here's what I know. Oak skids, maybe 6x8x20' with metal stretchers/cross beams, 2x6 joists under the house running perpendicular to the skids.

I'm thinking of using 1/4" or 3/8" lag screws and maybe L brackets. Or depending on how the metal stretchs are - lag screwing those to the skids and the house to the stretchers.

Any advice or tips would be appreciated. Thanks guy.

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We went with White-Oak runners that we bought right in Isle.

Our house is only 8x8 so we just ran 4 lag screws on each side through the 2x4 Framing. We used washers on top of the studs so the Screw heads hopefully won't eat into the wood.

We tied the ends in with 6x6's and we used 8" lag screws for that.

I know you don't want to over do it on the screws you need some room for the house to flex.

I'm sure some of the guys with bigger houses like yours will chime in with some tips.

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