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Old 04-19-2020, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Elevator Brackets on Hexagon Blind

I made a Hexagon Ground Blind Last year. https://discussions.texasbowhunter.c...d.php?t=732934

This year I'm wanting to elevated it about 4ft off the ground. I have some Elevator Brackets and I was wondering where the best place to install them on the base. Position A, B, or somewhere else. Thanks for any help
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Old 04-19-2020, 08:09 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2020, 09:29 PM   #3
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I’d think the A corners would be best but that’s just a guess. I have used them on a 5x5 10’ in the air and it is extreamly sturdy. I recently built my kids a 10’x10’ play house 5’ off the ground and used the elevators and it too is sturdy. As long as the “points” front and back don’t stick out too far I think it would be fine. You could always attach a 4”x4” timber from
The ground to the base at the “point” front and back for additional stability. Hope this makes sense
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I’d think the A corners would be best but that’s just a guess. I have used them on a 5x5 10’ in the air and it is extreamly sturdy. I recently built my kids a 10’x10’ play house 5’ off the ground and used the elevators and it too is sturdy. As long as the “points” front and back don’t stick out too far I think it would be fine. You could always attach a 4”x4” timber from
The ground to the base at the “point” front and back for additional stability. Hope this makes sense
I like 6 also. And assume it would never blow over that way.
My stands get heavy. What materials you using?
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:07 AM   #5
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Old 04-20-2020, 06:18 AM   #6
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No experience, but I think 4 at A and post going down at the points would work fine. Like Jwalker suggested.
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If you have framing members spanning from A to A front and back I would locate them on these as close to the intersections of AB as possible. The brackets attach to a 2 X 4 or 2 X 6. This would give you plenty of support to hold the weight. I would suggest some sort of tie down system to keep the blind from blowing over as well. I have had very good luck with 1/4 inch cable attached to the brackets and attached to a t post driven in 2 feet at the corners. The wires are a pain to negotiate in the dark, but standing blinds back up is worse.
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:19 AM   #8
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With 6 posts and a guy wire directly beneath the center of the blind to the ground sound like a plan to secure the blind from wind.
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Old 04-20-2020, 01:41 PM   #9
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Build a square platform frame that your hexagon blind will sit on.
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:23 PM   #10
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B. And then a staircase up to one of the A’s.

Or, all 6 points.

Either way. A centered cable hanger underneath anchored to the ground or something really heavy.
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I think I decided to just build a square platform and attach the blind to it. It seems like this would be the easiest & sturdiest way
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