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TV BOY

How high to block your house?

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TV BOY

How high do you all block your drop style houses?

I'm sure it depends on how long they will sit. I used 4x4's the 1st 2 times out but it was a pain in the neck to keep an eye on bobbers. Do I dare drop it on the bare ice or do I risk locking it to the ice when its time to go?

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Crestliner-fever

all you need to use to block your house is 2x4's, you'll be good to go when your ready to bring it up

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Rainman

I leave mine right down on the ice most of the time, it depends how much snow is on the ice!

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Ronsay

I drop mine down, snow or ice. I would rather be on some snow so I can bank it easier.

I usually only stay overnight and have not had any problems, even with some overflow out of the holes.

If you ever did freeze in some, I think you could pull the hole sleeves to let heat under the house before you cranked it up.

Ron

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TV BOY

A concern that I have is the insulation underneath sticking and pulling off. (it's spray foam underneath). Even with the insulation and catchcover sleaves the floor had a slight cold draft. I have the 8" sleaves and they were a perfict fit with the 4x4's.

Now with snow I'm sure I can bank it a bit to eliminate the cold floor.

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korn_fish

I drop mine right on the ice. Although my insulation is on top of my trailer and not underneath and between the cross members.

I use the shavings from drilling holes to "bank" my holes. Meaning, I drill the holes with the house already down and the shavings naturally fill the gap between the ice and the floor. I just pack it in there and scoop out the excess. No draft!!!

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mtreno

i drop mine on ice as well. have never had any issues. i have had to chip the tires out a bit a few times but that is all. when i did use 2x4 block they froze to the ice and i was not able to get them out. leaves a big mess for the spring and possible problems if someone was unlucky enough to hit it with an auger later in the season. thats why i went to no blocks. winches have more than enough power to break up a bit of ice if needed when moving my house.

just my .02

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hawkeye43

with the 2x4 or 2x3 tubes on the house frames they will pop right out,when you go to lift them and tires I have had them froze in up to the rims, the tire will flex out of the hole when you pull.

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Farley

We tend to use 2X4's but sometimes dont. We have tabs welded on each corner so even if we did drop it to the ice, we could still get a pry bar under the corner to lift it up since the only part touching the ice is the 2" tabs. If there is a lot of water on top of the ice we will throw down some 2X4's otherwise we just drop it right down.

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Ryan_V

I just drop mine right down. I also have spray on insulation on the bottom, and I worry more about traveling down the road with it and rocks and gravel getting to the insulation than the ice/snow scraping it away.

Just curious, where did you get your house, I see you're from St. Cloud, I got my house from that area too!

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