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Ice House HELP!!!


Fatty07

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Building an Ice House 8x14. We finaly got the frame done and am going to start the rest. First question what plywood for the floor. Is 1/2 inch enough? We have a steel frame with cross bars making 2x4 grid.

Also have a 10,000 btu Remington Heater. IS This enough or should I return for a 20,000 btu heater?

Thanks for any help.

ICE IS FAST APPROACHING

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I used 3/4 in treated on the floor mabe over kill but i also insulated the floor and put 1/4 luan over that. as for the heat i only have a 8x8 but my mr heater sunflower works pretty well once it warms up. hope i helped

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The heater depends on how well its insulated, but my guess is that you'll be a little light with a 10K. I would go with at least a 15K heater, the 20K BTU should be plenty. The 1/2 inch will work, but I'll worn you now, after its sits the first summer it will warp a bit. So 3/4 treated would be better for that reason, otherwise 1/2 will be fine on that grid, I have had mine like that on same grid and it was built in 1999. I would also paint it top and bottom even though its treated.

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Thanks for the help. House is very well insulated. Using 1.5 inch foam on all walls and ceiling. Floor will be 1/2 pad and carpet. Gonna give the heater a try (I think) unless I hear of someone already making that mistake. I have a buddy heater that I could run along with the other heater to get by this year. Went a little alot over budget already and still need new electronics to celebrate the new house.

Thank you

Anyone else?

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we went in between on the plywood and used 5/8"

I could be wrong but I think that the 10,000 BTU heater would be plenty for your well insulated house.

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