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building a fish house

by , Posted to on 09/16/2013 3:11 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2010
Location: nd
 hey so I'm building a fish house but curious how I should space the studs. What to do about the roof and where and what I should get for cheap siding. On a budget but want it to look nice. Thanks
 
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by on 09/16/2013 4:23 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/09/2003
Location: ND
Predator_Rookie Said:
 hey so I'm building a fish house but curious how I should space the studs. What to do about the roof and where and what I should get for cheap siding. On a budget but want it to look nice. Thanks


Depends on what kind of siding you will be using, and what kind of studs.

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by on 09/16/2013 4:24 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2010
Location: nd
 2x4 studs and not even a clue on siding
 
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by on 09/16/2013 4:45 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/26/2011
Location: ND
2x4 studs, 16 inches on center, corrugated steel siding.  I've seen guys use aluminum siding and either screw it on or glue it on.  Saves some weight but not money. 

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by on 09/16/2013 5:30 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/29/2012
Location: ND
Corrugated steel siding or vinyl siding will be your cheapest options.  I'd do your wall studs on 16" centers. 

I'm building a house, and like DirtyMike says, aluminum is not cheap.  I'm using aluminum siding and glueing it on because I want it to be clean.  I was really surprised at how much more it's going to cost for adhesive/stripping over just buying screws. 
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by on 09/16/2013 6:24 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/07/2005
Location: ND
If you want to build a fish house it is not going to be cheap if you want to do it right. 2x3 studs is what I would use for weight purposes. Rubber roofing from Menards is 100 bucks and will cover the whole roof with no seams. Flat four by eight sheets of aluminum is the best for weight and spray on insulation will stiffen the house up a lot and keep the house warmer.

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by on 09/16/2013 6:29 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/07/2005
Location: ND
Like predator said if you dont want to screw it on the cost of the sheeting will go up quickly but will give it a nice clean look. Do not use vinyl siding it will break apart in the cold from bouncing around on the ice roads and driving down the interstate. Corrugated steel is your best bet if you don't want to use aluminum sheeting.

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by on 09/16/2013 7:28 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2007
Location: ND
If u go w steel, i highly recommwnd spray foam. Steel doesnt seal up that well.
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by on 09/16/2013 7:37 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/08/2010
Location: sd
not sure about ur guys laws, but i think they are supposed to float. i'm probably wrong, but it might save you a headache from johnny law
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by on 09/16/2013 7:42 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/27/2012
Location: Mn
 I built a house last summer 7x14 and used 2x4 on 16" centers. Wrapped it in tyvek and used steel siding from Menards. Used  1 1/2 pink insulation and foamed the seams. Then I wrapped it in plastic on the inside and. Finished it in knotty pine and I can heat it with a candle. I put 2 windows in it and double doors in the back for a 4 wheeler and 8 holes with catch covers

And I have less then 1200.00 in the house it self not counting the frame. If you catch everything on sale its half price. for example the knotty pine was 7.70 per 10ft piece. I got it on sale for 3.30 per 10ft piece. and I put it together in 3 long weekends.

Anyone that has been in it says its as nice as a Ice castle.
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by on 09/16/2013 7:43 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/25/2007
Location: ND
Tis never ever ever enforced. but, wood and foam will float a lot of netal.
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by on 09/16/2013 7:59 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/08/2010
Location: sd
i figured i was wrong, was just tryin to help. plus more foam would insulate it better
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by on 09/16/2013 8:02 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2010
Location: nd
 how did you find out about used siding?
wby257 Said:
 I built a house last summer 7x14 and used 2x4 on 16" centers. Wrapped it in tyvek and used steel siding from Menards. Used  1 1/2 pink insulation and foamed the seams. Then I wrapped it in plastic on the inside and. Finished it in knotty pine and I can heat it with a candle. I put 2 windows in it and double doors in the back for a 4 wheeler and 8 holes with catch covers

And I have less then 1200.00 in the house it self not counting the frame. If you catch everything on sale its half price. for example the knotty pine was 7.70 per 10ft piece. I got it on sale for 3.30 per 10ft piece. and I put it together in 3 long weekends.

Anyone that has been in it says its as nice as a Ice castle.


 
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by on 09/16/2013 8:07 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/27/2012
Location: Mn
 Sorry the steel siding was new from Menards.  But was on sale when I bought it but didn't pick it up till I needed it.

You can use steel the law says you cant leave the house out over night if its not attended. I believe the is N.D. law
Relive your memories take a kid hunting and fishing
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by on 09/16/2013 8:18 PM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/10/2003
Location: ND
 If you don't mind me asking what's your budget.   Might have one for you that's really nice.
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by on 09/16/2013 8:21 PM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/15/2010
Location: nd
 what a fish house?
 
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by on 09/16/2013 9:14 PM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/13/2012
Location: ND
I built mine 10 years ago  7' x 14'
when complete it weighted 2420 lbs including frame
I have fished on some extremely cold and windy days and all you need is a T-shirt


3/4  Exterior plywood for floor
Tuff coat bed liner for floor,  NO WET CARPET to deal with
Plastic round holes with covers ( got my from Dakota Tackle )

18 gauge 1 5/8 steel studs 16" OC for walls
1 1/2"  rigid board between steel studs ( groove on table saw to slip into channel )
1/4"  foam fan fold over studs for thermal break
4 mil poly on interior walls and ceilings
1/4"  plywood or paneling on interior
Steel panels on exterior walls
Vinyl windows 1 per side,  6' to top of window ( keep low to be able to look at tip ups )

18  gauge 3 5/8 steel studs 16 OC roof
3 1/2" of rigid foam on roof
1/2" CDX plywood on roof exterior
Rubber membrane from Menards for roof
1/4" plywood on ceiling

Find a wrecked camper for Heater, Stove/oven, and converter
Get what you need from camper and sell the rest,   by the time I sold everything I did not
need,  including the frame I got my items for free and made $ 500.00
With converter you can plug directly to generator or house to use or charger batteries

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by on 09/16/2013 9:56 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/04/2011
Location: ND
Find yourself some used garage doors usually can get them cheap, I see them advertised on craigslist from time to time, Check out also businesses that replace old ones with new, Light strong and cheap.
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by on 09/16/2013 10:11 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/04/2011
Location: ND
Just like a baby holding an apple
Can't Understand Normal Thinking 
Proud owner of a new vexilar flx28

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by on 09/16/2013 11:30 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/13/2005
Location: ND
 Have anybov you ever used aluminum for studs? I'm just thinking they would be way better regarding the weight aspect. Just curious, although it would be much more difficult to add or screw into them once they were established as opposed to regular wood 2x4's.
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by on 09/17/2013 00:39 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 03/09/2009
Location: ND
You mentioned you were on a budget.  I know some people, to save money ....just insulate it with old newspapers. You will need to build BOTH walls and stuff the papers down in there from the top, otherwise they won't stay in.  Be sure to pack them tightly.
A local printing place may give them to you for free.
For siding, just use 1/2" particle board from Menards.   Rub the walls down with Slick 50 (or some kind of synthetic oil additive.  DO NOT use conventional)  to keep the moisture out, otherwise it will retain moisture and will not hold up.  If you are still strapped for cash, some guys rip 2x4's down, so they get 2x times as many studs for their money.  Go 32" on center, and you can probably get the whole ice house done with about ten or so 2x4's.   

 As far as the roof, you could go 5/8" particle board or heck, even go 3/4" particle board if you really want to make it a heavy duty ice house that will last for generations.   Don't forget to seal the roof with Slick 50 as well.  Amsoil has a good product also.  Not sure where to get it though.
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