Project ideas for a 13yo

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a tad nit picky here... but, why do you have the roof ribs running opposite to the roof slope? if no good reason, now might be a good time to fix it. or just do classic shingles if you don't have the ridge/edge cappy thing a ma jiggers.
 


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a tad nit picky here... but, why do you have the roof ribs running opposite to the roof slope? if no good reason, now might be a good time to fix it. or just do classic shingles if you don't have the ridge/edge cappy thing a ma jiggers.
I see what you're looking at...final picture looks sloped, but it is an illusion. Ribs are running correct direction if you look at first pic.
 


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ShadowHunter sandwiches hardware cloth between the floor joists and the plywood to reduce squeaks and mouseproofing. Works fantastic.
I used liquid nails to glue the 3/4" plywood floor to the 2x6 joists, along with many screws. I also calked every seam. I would be surprised if it ever squeaks.
 

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Not fun I have tried what alot of you had said hit and miss on that deal.
 

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I'm going to get Elevator brackets (the real ones, not the 1/2 price Chinese knock offs) and 4x4s to elevate it 6 to 8 feet.
What do you tower blind guys do to anchor them?
- I was thinking big-time earth anchors, steel cable, and turnbuckles, but am open to ideas.
 

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I'm going to get Elevator brackets (the real ones, not the 1/2 price Chinese knock offs) and 4x4s to elevate it 6 to 8 feet.
What do you tower blind guys do to anchor them?
- I was thinking big-time earth anchors, steel cable, and turnbuckles, but am open to ideas.
The one tower blind came with a trailer house type anchor cable and a turn buckle. Placed it directly in the center under the bli d and it hasn't moved yet. And it was anchored into some pretty sandy dirt
 


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It's pretty much done. We rolled it outside the other day using two galvanized conduit pipes. It just made it under the 8 ft overhead door. Probably going to put another coat of Deckover on it. 1 gallon made it, but it's a bit thin in some spots.

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The blue on the windows is just the protective film. I may leave that on until it's in place. Any thoughts on applying window tint to the windows?
 

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agree no tint - antiglare film would be better

plastic has high reflectivity - can be a real drag

I don’t have plastic closed unless I have to.
 


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Tar roll to mouse proof your building, deer stands etc,mice hate tar paper tar must get stuck in they're teeth.
 

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Looks good I don't have mine tied to ground good idea, some type of steps in which you probably have figured out. If stand back can see in windows I could on one picture, maybe work on that damn animals have hawk eyes. food plots in and around have lots of fun with family.
 

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Looks pretty sweet. I'm sure you got a list of little tweeks to still do and will find adjustments to make as you use it. In regards to the window comment above, I'm assuming you are putting in a couple black curtains while hunting
 


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