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Old 03-11-2012, 11:15 PM   #51
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Tagged for future build
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #52
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very cool
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #53
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Great Idea !
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #54
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Don't have any current pics, but they are holding up great. Plans for upgrades include adding some more permanent bow hangers to the insides, better coat of black spraypaint on the insides, and rebrushing the outsides closer to the season. They worked so well that we are gathering materials for 2 more blinds at different locations for different wind diredctions. Also, to answer a previous question, I think they could be moved if the Tposts were cut, but we haven't felt the need. We spent a lot of time planning where to put them BECAUSE they were permanent.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #55
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Hey, did you build it at the lease, or haul it? I was thinking of building one here at the house, but got to thinking how would it ride in the back of the truck.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #56
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No, PI. It was done at the lease. TPosts in first, wrapped panel around, rigged roof, then dipped paint sheets.

After going back and re-reading this thread I really like the idea of some plastic sheeting between the frame of the roof and the paint soaked sheets on the top. Just for some added water proofing for future seasons. On the hunt where I killed the first doe out of one of these, I was sitting in a major down pour fo about an hour. I stayed dry and comfortable, but incase the sun and weather breaks down the material on top I would like to have the assurance of the plastic for the next several years.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:37 PM   #57
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No, PI. It was done at the lease. TPosts in first, wrapped panel around, rigged roof, then dipped paint sheets.

After going back and re-reading this thread I really like the idea of some plastic sheeting between the frame of the roof and the paint soaked sheets on the top. Just for some added water proofing for future seasons. On the hunt where I killed the first doe out of one of these, I was sitting in a major down pour fo about an hour. I stayed dry and comfortable, but incase the sun and weather breaks down the material on top I would like to have the assurance of the plastic for the next several years.
The paint should protect it enough especially exterior paint. Worst case scenario u just add a new coat every few years.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:57 PM   #58
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The paint should protect it enough especially exterior paint. Worst case scenario u just add a new coat every few years.
Yeah, that was the original idea. We noticed when building them that it is very difficult to get the sheets saturated enough for this to work the way its supposed to. The plastic may help if there are any spots on your sheets that are lacking in paint. That or roll on a good heavy coat to the roof the day after the initial construction.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:49 AM   #59
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howd they hold up this season?
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:40 AM   #60
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Held up great. Will post pics In a few weeks after my next drive out there.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:44 PM   #61
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Thanks for the ideas! I just got done building one of these and it looks great.
http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=282692
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:19 PM   #62
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Great idea.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #63
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cool
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #64
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So my last trip scheduled this past march had to be cancelled, but I'm heading to the ranch this weekend. I'm gonna take lots of pics and see how well these held up. They are officially a year old and I am excited to see how durable they have been. Don't really expect them to need more than quick coat of paint and a patch or two. I'll post pics when I get em.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #65
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Went out finally to check the blinds for wear. I am thrilled!!! The interior roof (first pic) looks as fresh as it did the week after it was built. The exterior is starting to crack a bit but is still water tight. Considering another coat of paint but NOT a necessity. Prolly gonna wait till next year for the two year anniversary of these blinds. Need to be re brushed of course, but we are so impresses with how they have done, that we are gonna build a couple more.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:56 PM   #66
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:17 PM   #67
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I was looking for something else when I came across this. I want to bump it to the top so I can link it later
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:55 PM   #68
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Curious if these are still in one piece 7 years later....
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:55 PM   #69
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Thanks or doing this! First time I've run across this thread.

Pretty interesting concept and would be nice to hear how they are still doing.
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:14 PM   #70
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Curious if these are still in one piece 7 years later....
Pretty cool Idea. First time I had seen this thread too. It looks like the OP hasn't been logged in since 8/6/17. Maybe he will come along shortly to update us all.
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:33 PM   #71
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Now I like this, u my kinda guy, first class blind for 8.00. I' m gonna build one or two. That's the cool thing about this section, so many great ideas. They hunt just as well as the high dollar plastic ones and theres the fun of building to your own specs.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:24 PM   #72
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:55 PM   #73
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saw this on chipper jones hunting show on the double dime ranch great idea
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:18 PM   #74
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I like that idea. Thanks for posting. May have to try building one of these.


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Old 02-12-2018, 03:28 PM   #75
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I like it. In for an update too.
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:42 PM   #76
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Cattle panels make great blinds.......
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:14 PM   #77
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very cool!!! How did I miss the original thread? Does anyone know the OP? I'd love to hear how they held up and what he would do differently in the future if anything.
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:20 PM   #78
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very cool!!! How did I miss the original thread? Does anyone know the OP? I'd love to hear how they held up and what he would do differently in the future if anything.
Same here...IN. He hasn’t logged in since Aug of last year.
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:51 AM   #79
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:28 PM   #80
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What if you were to roll on bedliner on it after it dried, think that would work? If this works it beats the heck out of spending $600 on just a poly tank alone!
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Old 02-18-2018, 03:49 PM   #81
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What if you were to roll on bedliner on it after it dried, think that would work? If this works it beats the heck out of spending $600 on just a poly tank alone!
I like that idea or the Flex Seal stuff which should be similar....
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:20 PM   #82
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I like that idea or the Flex Seal stuff which should be similar....


The Bedliner would give it a rigidness that way it would bulk up that thin sheet!


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Old 02-18-2018, 05:28 PM   #83
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