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lakevet

expandable foam to quiet stand?

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lakevet

Any experiences and tips using expandable foam to quiet stand tubing? Looks like window and door foam designed for with low expansion pressure so no metal bending occurs would be best. How long a run of tubing can you fill without drilling filler access holes? Looking at doing a ladder stand.

Thanks!

lakevet

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CrewJones

get a piece of silicon hose from the hardware store so you can get it all the way in there. should be fine with that

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harvey lee

Friend of mine bought a can of this foam as the bottom of the stand would squeek.

he could spray it in the channel all the way around the bottom and it did the trick.

I do not know how far it will go into the channel as he had a 3 sided area to fill and not a channel.

I would make sure drilling filler holes will not weaken the strength of the stand.

The silicone hose idea may work very well.

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rbs

I did both of my Summit climbers with the foam. It does work best with a rubber hose to make sure you get all the way in.

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harvey lee

I know of 2 different guys who have had to do this to thier Summit stands. They are both climbers, noisey as heck without the spray foam.

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benbosh

I have a Summit climber, drilled filler holes just big enough to get the straw in for the can of foam and haven't had any problems yet with drilling into it. I forget how far apart I drilled the holes but that also depends how much foam you spray into each of the holes.

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snapcrackpop

Don't forget that if the teeth are squeeking on bark, sand off the paint.

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harvey lee

Seem's Summit could fix the stands so the customer does not have to make them a huntable stand. That's why I use the Lone Wold climbers, no need to have to make it quiet.

Many good climbers out there and it would be nice if they were more user friendly for some of the brands.

I have a climber, no idea what brand, I purchased from Jonny P years ago. This is one of the quietest, user friendly stands I own. Wish I could get my hands on about 5 more of them esp for the price I paid.

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huntnfish

I bought a Summit SD a couple years ago and its very quiet. The first few time the teeth would creak when climbing up certain types of trees but its good now. The comfort of the stand far outweighs a couple minor adjustments.

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benbosh

The comfort of the stand far outweighs a couple minor adjustments.

My thoughts exactly. I just got my Bushmaster, need to fix the creaking noise when I'm sitting in the tree but other than that I love it.

Nice signature by the way huntnfish! kcco

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Archerysniper

Nice signature by the way huntnfish! kcco

+1 KCCO

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huntnfish

Same to you guys. Merica!

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snapcrackpop

Another tip for the Summit: I have cut pieces of felt tape to cover the edges where the cables slide in and out of the square tubing to prolong the life of the cable's shrink tubing.

My biggest complaint of Summit is the durability of the shrink tubing. I wish they would use that cable that looks like a timing belt.

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