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Old 08-06-2016, 06:14 PM   #1
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I've gotten a lot of great ideas from threads here over the years, so that I would contribute with a recent project of mine. And I promised TildenHunter a pic from first kill with the DXT he sold me. Loving that bow!

Blind is 4x6 with slope toward the front. Slope was designed to create constant shade over the shooting window. The roof is extended a few extra feet to create additional shade and more surface area for catching rain water. Additional wings out front on the sides for more shade and to support the three foot roof extension.

Gutter is made from 6" c-purlin and feeds to a 305 gallon poly tank. Gravity fed via buried PVC to a small float/bowl near the feeder. Theoretically, it will catch about 30 gallons for every one inch of rain. I've filled the tank once and don't expect I'll need to again unless the hogs tear the water bowl off again. The bowl is my weak point in the system. I've PM'ed Coachwhip hoping he might give us a DIY thread on his concrete troughs.

First hunt was last weekend. Deer at 10-15 yards and stuck an arrow through a pig with no hint that they ever suspected anything. The huge amount of shade from the front overhang allowed me to have a really large shooting window and still get away with a lot of movement.
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Old 08-06-2016, 06:21 PM   #2
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Very cool.. Already serving you well
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Old 08-06-2016, 06:56 PM   #3
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Looks like the idea is serving you well. Only if that water cooled the stand somehow in this heat


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Old 08-06-2016, 07:23 PM   #4
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Only if that water cooled the stand somehow in this heat
No joke. I about melted that evening!
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:16 PM   #5
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Well done. I tried to train that bow right! Looks like it is serving you well. Congrats!


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Old 08-06-2016, 10:28 PM   #6
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Job well done!


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Old 08-06-2016, 11:19 PM   #7
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I like that idea. The black hole of doom.
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:17 AM   #8
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Genius!
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:55 PM   #9
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I copied your design. Didn't get the lower side of the roof as low as yours but I like it.


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Old 01-23-2017, 06:48 PM   #10
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Looks good! Guessing you had some good help with the paint job there too.
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Old 01-23-2017, 06:55 PM   #11
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Nice work and be-n resourceful fellers.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:00 PM   #12
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What an idea! Might need to try this!
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:42 PM   #13
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Thank you for sharing great idea for catching the water as well


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Old 01-07-2018, 08:21 PM   #14
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This one is ours. Works real well.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:59 PM   #15
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Very nice!
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:49 PM   #16
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Very cool idea for water catching!
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:01 PM   #17
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Looks like a death dealing shack! Very nice
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:11 PM   #18
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Good idea
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