Stakes for coroplast silos

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  1. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I've made a lot of coroplast silos over the years but always have issues with stakes. What do you use and how do you attach them? I have 60 pintails cut out, prepped and ready for paint and stakes and would like to get it right this time. :z
     
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    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    When you cut them out you have to cut them with the openings are vertical, if you do a simple 1/8 rod will fit right in. If the openings aren’t vertical them you’ll have to figure out something else.
     
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    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    If you didn’t cut the silos with the openings in the coroplast running vertical you are SOL. If they are cut vertically a 1/8” rod will slide right in. I have made a bunch the wrong way and couldn’t find an acceptable stake. You will waste more material but it solves your problem.
     
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    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Because they are pintails and I cut the drakes with tales I cut them horizontal for strength. I have tried heating a metal rod and they stay in place for about 10 hunts. Maybe I will try gluing them in with gorilla glue or making a bend in the rod at the bottom of the body to act as a stop. I wouldn't be totally opposed to the stakes being removable so that may work. Do you use glue when placing the vertical rods in them? I have planned to make another 100 wigeon (we get a massive migration of wigeon with flocks of 100-300 birds) that will be cut vertical. Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Glueing the stake in should work. I put the stakes in, they fit tight, and don’t glue. I never take my stakes out.
     
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    Alrik-MN Senior Refuge Member

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    Check out the staked used for silosocks, id use the 24" as they are alot thicker than the shorter ones
     
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  7. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Do you know the length of the shorter stakes? 24" is too long for ducks.

    Edit: I found them and 20" is still too long, I only need 16"
     
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    Post a picture of your silhouettes when you get time.
     
  9. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    I use 22” on my sillosocks mallards and they are not too long.

    Sillosock sells a 30” stake if you wanted to cut them in half, but I have never tried to bend a hook end on one.

    http://www.prairiewinddecoys.com/p/...pgrade-to-30-hooked-stake-by-sillosock-decoys
     
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