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Tilted Tower Blind #5402007 11/06/14 04:22 AM
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Have a 12ft 4X6 tower blind that I set-up a couple years ago. It weighs approx. 500 lbs. Over time I have noticed the legs have gradually settled deeper into the soil.This past year the front legs have begun to sink further into the soil at a rapid rate and much faster than the back legs. The blind is now nowhere near level and I'm growing concerned about how much it's begun to lean forward. What's the easiest way to fix this issue without using a tractor? Can I just dig out under the back legs until it levels out with the front legs or is there a better approach to resolve. Any help or feedback greatly appreciated

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Drink a s#!tload of beer. You won't care when you get in.

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Lift lower side with a 4x4 and a jack. Then tack on treated 2x4s, laying across on the ground, to the legs. Put on the front and back.

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Originally Posted By: southtexascracker
Drink a s#!tload of beer. You won't care when you get in.


Thanks but not an option when my drinks are spilling due to sliding to the front. To clarify, when I say it's leaning it's reallllly leaning. Wife refuses to go in there with me now

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Lift lower side with a 4x4 and a jack. Then tack on treated 2x4s, laying across on the ground, to the legs. Put on the front and back.


Thanks 8th1. Sounds like some solid advice and a plan that's relatively easy to action too. Appreciate your help

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scratch stc might have something. nidea beer pizza, leaning tower party. 8th1 has good idea, my stand has 2" tubing legs with 4by4 plate feet. it still sank alittle so jacked it up & used wider plateform flag



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also run a counter cable whin its jacked up, best wishes flag



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Weld a bracket to the 2 legs that have sank and jack them up with a Hi Lift then pour a concrete base for a footing.


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You can use a long 2 x 6 as a fulcrum and lift the stand up a little with a rope by pulling from the side that is not sinking and then pull some boards under the legs to level. Use your vehicle to slowly pull it till legs come off ground.

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When everything else fails, get a sharpshooter (shovel) and start working around the legs that haven't sunk. They'll eventually settle into place.


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Dude, people pay a lot of money to see that leaning tower in Italy.

Charge admission and let tourist take photos of your deer stand. You could make a small fortune.


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What are the legs made from? Metal or Wood?

Regardless.. a Tractor jack, shovel and a couple sacks of quickcrete should fix you up.

Jack up the low side. Dig a base around each leg. Fill with quickcrete and pour in some water to set it.

I'd add an extra brace across the legs at ground level to help keep it from settling back down.


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Cut some off the back legs until its even.

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Serious though you can get that done with bottle jacks, jack stands and a bracing bar.. put some shoes on those legs so it wont sink again...

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Can you not just use a shooter shovel under the high side until it settles further/ more even? Then just tack on some treated lumber on the ground/base to connect the legs to help prevent more sinking..


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Jack it up and stick something under the leg, a paver, cinder block chunk of 2x10 etc.


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