Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
ScentBlaster, hutch6464, tailchaser93, mc2841, Bige18675
61688 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80974
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44065
BOBO the Clown 41970
BMD 40612
bill oxner 37493
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34253
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31154
facebook
Forum Stats
61688 Members
46 Forums
425460 Topics
5871473 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6443037 - 09/07/16 09:30 PM Slab for dog pens.
coyotehunters Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 246
Loc: North Texas
I am fixing to poor a 10 x 15 slab for a couple of dog pens. I plan on forming it with 2x 4s. Will that be thick enough or can i get by with thinner than that?

Top
#6443145 - 09/07/16 10:41 PM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
Catch Dog Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 649
Loc: Texas
What size rebar you using?

Top
#6443233 - 09/08/16 05:24 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
coyotehunters Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/07/05
Posts: 246
Loc: North Texas
Was planning on using some leftover cattle panels as rebar

Top
#6443301 - 09/08/16 07:24 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
bill oxner Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 37493
Loc: Richmond
One by fours would be easier to work with but you should be fine with the 2 by 4s.
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill




Top
#6443417 - 09/08/16 09:16 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
Wacm Offline
Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 554
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
I'd do 2x4s and that will leave room to bevel it a bit so the water will run off.

Top
#6443446 - 09/08/16 09:39 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
dune2218 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/09/16
Posts: 246
Loc: Temple, tx
Wacm----------- GREAT suggestion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_________________________
Donald ------ the only real/knowledgeable bird/duck hunter on this site.

Top
#6443480 - 09/08/16 09:58 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: Wacm]
bill oxner Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 37493
Loc: Richmond
Originally Posted By: Wacm
I'd do 2x4s and that will leave room to bevel it a bit so the water will run off.


I'd make it high on both ends and put a drain about 5 to 6 feet from the gate. The dogs will come to the front to do their business and the back will star dry.

Pros generally put their drains at the back of the kennel because they don't want to walk to the back to feed the dogs.
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill




Top
#6444788 - 09/09/16 07:14 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6410
Loc: bastrop county
I sloped mine to the back, with a trough on the outside to wash the poop away, put in a mini septic, worked great.
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6444843 - 09/09/16 08:00 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: colt45]
68rustbucket Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 1109
Loc: San Marcos, TX
Originally Posted By: colt45
I sloped mine to the back, with a trough on the outside to wash the poop away, put in a mini septic, worked great.


Mine's like this ,except no septic, use the flat shovel for solids.

Colt, could you start another thread about your septic design/

Top
#6444945 - 09/09/16 09:00 AM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
bill oxner Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 37493
Loc: Richmond
Mine drains out to an east facing slope. I seldom wash solids through it. I throw them into the pond. The catfish eats them but I don't eat the catfish.
Here you go.
_________________________
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill




Top
#6446810 - 09/10/16 06:08 PM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: 68rustbucket]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6410
Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: 68rustbucket
Originally Posted By: colt45
I sloped mine to the back, with a trough on the outside to wash the poop away, put in a mini septic, worked great.


Mine's like this ,except no septic, use the flat shovel for solids.

Colt, could you start another thread about your septic design/
when I poured the slab (sloped to the back) I extended the slab about 20" past the back fence, formed a trough the width of a square nose shovel, sloped it to one end, buried a p trap above the tank, run lateral lines. this was 50yrs ago, were no codes, the ground was rocky so I had good drainage through the lines, I extended the sheet metal roofing out past the trough, this kept most of the rain out.
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top
#6449273 - 09/12/16 05:14 PM Re: Slab for dog pens. [Re: coyotehunters]
colt45 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6410
Loc: bastrop county
a note, I had 10 runs, so this saved quite a lot of clean up time.
_________________________
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide