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#5754252 - 05/21/15 04:34 PM Got one in the air
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#5754266 - 05/21/15 04:41 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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cheers What did you put under each leg to keep it from sinking to China?
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#5754285 - 05/21/15 04:48 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers What did you put under each leg to keep it from sinking to China?


HA i filled a feeder that hasn't ran since season yesterday and didn't quite think it through.. I can at least fill it now without standing on the UV..


Stand looks good man
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#5754295 - 05/21/15 04:53 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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Looks good up
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#5754344 - 05/21/15 05:20 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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Ground is pretty solid

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#5754345 - 05/21/15 05:20 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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On a hill

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#5754359 - 05/21/15 05:33 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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I have a corn feeder in northern Live Oak county I put up about 12 yrs ago now. Put a T-post on each of the 4 legs(5-6" round pad under each). I need to take a pic to show much it has sunk and leaning with a T-posts helping to hold it up. That blind is a lot of weight and it will catch a lot of wind. All it takes is a good rain and high wind together and it will sink. I put a 4'x4' blind up without anything under the legs just like yours. The downwind legs sank in a heavy rain with high winds, I was lucky that it did not turn over. That was in the Hill Country.
I hate to see someone spend a lot of money to build a blind only to have to turn over when conditions get bad. I guess I take more precautions and tend to over do things since I have seen to many high dollar blinds laying on the ground in pieces.
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#5754422 - 05/21/15 06:29 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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Looks good.
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#5754488 - 05/21/15 07:32 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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#5754495 - 05/21/15 07:33 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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Had corn / protein feeders for years here and never sunk, 3 are 1000# feeders

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#5754896 - 05/22/15 05:58 AM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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#5755393 - 05/22/15 12:49 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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How did you get the blind to stand up on the legs? Everytime I trie using wood legs they buckled and the entore thing fell over. Finally gave up and made a metal platform and all is good.
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#5755622 - 05/22/15 04:25 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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Stood with just the base then lift and screwed down walls

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#5755675 - 05/22/15 05:21 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: spg]
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Easiest way in my experience is to disassemble the blind and assemble at the location so you don't break anything in transport or while erecting

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#5767080 - 05/30/15 10:56 PM Re: Got one in the air [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I have a corn feeder in northern Live Oak county I put up about 12 yrs ago now. Put a T-post on each of the 4 legs(5-6" round pad under each). I need to take a pic to show much it has sunk and leaning with a T-posts helping to hold it up. That blind is a lot of weight and it will catch a lot of wind. All it takes is a good rain and high wind together and it will sink. I put a 4'x4' blind up without anything under the legs just like yours. The downwind legs sank in a heavy rain with high winds, I was lucky that it did not turn over. That was in the Hill Country.
I hate to see someone spend a lot of money to build a blind only to have to turn over when conditions get bad. I guess I take more precautions and tend to over do things since I have seen to many high dollar blinds laying on the ground in pieces.


The only thing that may save me is the legs are angled and the stair stringer should act as an anchor on one side. Hopefully its still standing when I go back. We have had blinds out there with drill stem towers in the same spot that haven't sunk but you never know.

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