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Ballz13
Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 04:22 pm


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I built a large 8'x10' ice hut out steel studs and tin exterior, 2" foam inside. The floor is the heaviest part as its all pressure treated 2x4s and half in plywood. Two of us half loaded it on 8x10 snowmobile trailer by ourselves and 4 guys can pick it right off the ground. I was going for a light hut but now I'm worried about its massive wind drag and light design could be bad on a windy lake simcoe night....any thoughts? How do other guys anchor there hut?

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 04:29 pm


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Drill a hole outside your hut. Tie one end of rope to your hut and the other to 2x4 you put down the hole. Just be sure to bring it up and reset every so often to make it easier to pull back up. We just drill a hole beside it and come out easy enough

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 05:13 pm


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Most certainly anchor your hut no matter how heavy it is. ( X2 with the rope and 2x4) you don't want to find it on the other side of the lake !!

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 07:10 pm


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QUOTE (Ballz13 @ Jan 13, 2018 - 04:22 pm)
I built a large 8'x10' ice hut out steel studs and tin exterior, 2" foam inside. The floor is the heaviest part as its all pressure treated 2x4s and half in plywood. Two of us half loaded it on 8x10 snowmobile trailer by ourselves and 4 guys can pick it right off the ground. I was going for a light hut but now I'm worried about its massive wind drag and light design could be bad on a windy lake simcoe night....any thoughts? How do other guys anchor there hut?

Thanks for any info 👍

Dave

the answer to your ? is yes all huts should be anchored

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 08:38 pm


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Like suggested, drill hole and anchor is a must. The winds can get nasty out there, better to be safe than sorry. I've always anchored mine even tho it's got some weight to it.My buddy that made the hut with me convinced me it's a must and we have always found our hut where we left it even after 40 k winds.

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Posted: Jan 13, 2018 - 11:42 pm


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Anchor it for sure. My hut (6'6"x8'...steel studs/light weight and built on nylon skis) moved a couple hundred meters last year, and luckily got stuck on a small bit of frozen snow. could have happened again on a day like yesterday.....rain takes down all the snow you banked up around the outside, then wind comes up....and your stuck at work!!

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 - 11:42 am


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I would if it was mine

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 - 04:45 pm


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QUOTE (nocod @ Jan 14, 2018 - 11:42 am)
I would if it was mine

Same here... without question

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Posted: Jan 15, 2018 - 05:14 pm


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100% Anchor down

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  Posted: Jan 15, 2018 - 09:52 pm


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I would anchor it before “someone” accuses you of putting it on his “portable hut spot” and moves it on you......

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Posted: Jan 16, 2018 - 11:08 am


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Anchor and be sure to put up on blocks. bring a bunch of extras because as the season progresses the ice buildup will cement your hut to the lake and when its time to take off you will destroy the hut...

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