• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
Scoot

Anyone tried to heat a two-flip house?

Question

Scoot

Anyone else tried to heat a house that flips two ways? I'm talking about the houses that have a sled in the middle and flip out each way to fish on both sides of the sled. I've found that if it's moderately cold out, running one heater on one side of the house makes one guy too hot and the other too cold. Anyone else have this problem?
So far we've just run two heaters, but that eats up a lot of room bringing with two heaters and propane tanks. My heater is a Mr. Heater (single, not the cooker) and has to be hooked directly to the tank, so I can't run a spliter valve off the tank and supply both heaters.
Any suggestions? Anyone else have this problem?
Scoot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
The Chemist

Have you ever thought of getting the accesory post? you can attach the heater to the post and run a line to the other side. Also you may still be able to rig something up, Alot of stores have propane accesories that accomodate every sort of situation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Prudence

A buddy bought the double-wide this season and noticed the same thing...his solution was to hang a cooker from a bungie in the center of the shack with the tank below...still need two lanterns though, otherwise their are dark spots in shack.

--Prudence

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
MJCatfish

Scoot,
What are those two way flippers like to set up by oneself? I'm in the process of deciding what kind of house I need for my boy and me for next year. If it's too heavy and clunky for one guy, it's not worth it. I do really like them though. RJ's and KH's are dandies.

MJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Scoot

Too long of an answer to put here, but here's the abbreviated version. They're very nice. Relatively easy set up and pretty quick. Very comfortable, roomy, great houses.
However, if I was getting a house today, I wouldn't get one. Mobility is much more difficult in these houses than a typical, one-flip house. Almost complete tear-down is necessary to move, even only short distances. The next house I get will be a three man, one-side flip house. Roomy for two, you can manage three if necessary and as mobile as any flip-style house. Also, the heating and lighting difficulties are not an issue in the one side flippers.
My .02.
Scoot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0
Guest

Having just used a double-flip (double-wide) house, I would agree with some of the above comments. Very roomy (can fish 6 people with ample room), but more difficult to set up and take down than a single-flip house. If a strong wind is blowing, or comes up, you may have problems handling the house unless you have a strong partner with you. The time and effort involved in moving definitely makes one think about relocating once you are set up. On the plus side, mine is made of insulated canvas (a Canvas Craft product), and was toasty with a single Mr. Heater cooker on low with winds of 25 mph and sub-zero temps. This may not be the case with single-layer canvas.

In summary, depends on your manpower situation and needs. Can't beat the double-wide for room, and can be handled readily by two adults in normal conditions. However, it may require more heating capacity than a single-flip, and is definitely more effort.
If you only need room for three people, I'd get either a single-flip house, or a pull-over type (with a door, so heat stays in).
Canvas Craft makes a number of types with insulated canvas, and I think that it is a significant improvement in warmth and comfort, plus doesn't sweat on the inside if you seal the seams.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Tripp_315
      Nice way to check water temps lol ~Tripp
    • FishandFowl
      Have not been here in sometime. Thought this would be a good opportunity to get back on here. Got out for the C season, arriving just before sunrise  and the birds were already on the ground. Started with an aggressive calling sequence "Purr into a loud Yelp" there were birds North and West of my location responding. This guy decided to take a look about 30 minutes later. He got within 5 feet of my blind full strut. Something I have never heard before he started to hiss at the decoy.  Not a great shot at that range but sealed the deal.   
    • Wakemup
      Very nice! I was kicking myself real hard this weekend for forgetting my fish finder at home. I did manage to bring this smallie in, but they were tough to pattern for me and this was the only noteworthy fish of the weekend. Hope the water temps come up and I can get back next weekend!
    • Wakemup
      Nice boat Raven! I think I saw you out buzzing around in Wakemup this weekend!
    • Borch
      I got out on the Cass Lake chain this weekend with a group of 10.  We found walleyes still hanging out shallow and scattered.   Jigging with shiners or gulp in 4-10 fow got several walleyes in the livewell.  With the heavy wind we also had a good daytime crank bite.  In the evening trolling cranks was productive as well.  Saturday morning I stuck a 43" musky trolling for eyes. Not a great photo but I was fishing by myself and wanted to get it released quickly. Panfish were hard to pin down with them bouncing shallow and then disappearing with each weather change.  With wind gusting to 25+ miles per hour finesse presentations were difficult. Water temps ranged from 53-60 degrees.
    • Knowknot
      I have to agree, always enjoy your videos Curt. Fun to see what is happening even from the southern part of the state...Keep em coming...
    • CigarGuy
      Chad, was that on the West end?  My turn to follow you around 😀. I'll be back up Thursday night!!
    • TomWehler
      Swim 9 am this morning.  No idea on temp but Major Shrinkage.  Coolimoolio! keep on rocken!   T  
    • pikeandchester
      Spent a couple hours on German. Slow fishing, just a couple small sunnies, the boy and I where happy to be out though.  Water temperature ranged from mid 60s to mid 70s. No fresh vegetation and dirty water. Must still be running a bit behind despite the warm weather.
    • Raven77
      Got to get the first fish guts on it yesterday!