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  1. rl_sd

    New 8 X 16 Shack Build

    Make sure you use shielded cable vs wiring rca ends onto standard 16 gauge wire other wise you will have interference from your other 12 and 120 volt wiring. More insulation = less btus needed. At the very least I would spray the floor. Going to want to go 30k if you aren’t going to spray foam the walls Depends on location. 30” is optimal. If on the side of the house versus back, I would go 24” because the are nicer to sit on. I have a 36” for my fold down top bunk and it works well to sleep my 7 & 8 year old Are they nice? Yes. Are they a nessecity? No. I don’t have one and moisture has never been an issue. The only prob I have is cooking bacon in the house.... I love bacon but when u cook it in the house it lingers for days, but not sure the vent would totally solve this LED!!!!! You need to decide whether you’re going to have a generator and how long you want to run it. If you think that you’re going to constantly run a generator then you probably want to have more 120 V lights in the last 12 V lights. If you’re not going to run a generator that often or not at all then you would want to cut down in the number of 120 V lights. Three way switches are in valuable within a fish house. Being able to switch on the entire bank of lights by the door and also by the rear bunk is very nice when you hear the rattle real go off in the middle of the night. I have three double pancake LED lights in my house that can be switched on and off individually one light or too light per fixture. I then ran the input power through a three way switch so that I can shut each light down individually or shut the whole works off as one. Hall lights are also very important, we used LED Leison plate lights and they work awesome
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    Battery Longevity In Ice House

    First off, you need to figure out you amp loading.... how many amps does your furnace take, lights, radio etc. and how long do they run. That should give you your amp hr rating. Then match your battery requirement up with the right amount of amp hours. Not all batteries are created equal based on size. For example, a group 27 can range from 60-100 amp hrs. Here is a good site for calculating battery requirements https://www.batterystuff.com/kb/tools/calculator-sizing-a-battery-to-a-load.html
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    See Through Hole Covers

    Sounds pretty friggin awesome to me. Still, for the couple hundred that it costs spraying is definitely worth it
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    See Through Hole Covers

    If you are spending that much time in one spot, spray foam is going to do you a world of good and will also make things comfy on the feet. I suspect it will also cut down on the wading pool as well!
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    Prime Rib Seasoning

    Great timing PF... was thinking about doing prime rib on the smoker for Xmas.....anyone doing any injecting?
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    See Through Hole Covers

    Yikes! Is your floor spray foamed?
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    Prime Rib Cooking Debate

    ...dam, you beat me to it.
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    Plan Your Success

    Yup.... What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^
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    Big Buddy Heater Won't Light

    Do you have the filter on the end of the hose?
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    Used Two Man Flipovers

    I had mine out on thanksgiving about 20 years ago.
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    Used Two Man Flipovers

    I’m with you, but this early ice has given me the itch
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    See Through Hole Covers

    I had black but sold them and switched over to glow. I like them a lot
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    See Through Hole Covers

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    Used Two Man Flipovers

    Thanks BD2. I ended up going the Fish Trap Guide 2-man. The majority of the time it will be just me, but wanted enough room to take the 8 year old. I found one for $150 in perfect shape w/ tow bar and cover.
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    Used Two Man Flipovers

    Thanks Dave. Will it fit in the back of a suburban?