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Stakes for coroplast silos

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  1. bustsducks

    bustsducks Elite Refuge Member

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    To save time and i'm not that great with airbrush i did make stencils. Thin sheetmetal cut out with a dremal tool.
     
  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Not that good with an air brush :l The results don't agree with that statement. Do you also do hens?
     
  3. bustsducks

    bustsducks Elite Refuge Member

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    Bob I'm hunting the Great Salt Lake. It doesn't get any saltier than that. Buy the the sillosock stakes you'll be fine.

    I traced my patterns from Hardcore fullbody mallards. I made a pile of mallards to use on the salicornia flats we have here. The pintails were a after thought.
     
  4. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    What keeps the stake from pushing completely through the silo when pushed into the ground if it's a bit hard?
     
  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I put the stake in from the bottom and put it about 1/2 to 2/3 up into the body and sharpen the stakes Never had one push through. Also in hard ground I use both hands to set the decoy, one on the stake and one on the top. Some guys use metal stakes with a hook on top.
     
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  6. ED Vanderbeck

    ED Vanderbeck Elite Refuge Member

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    Heat the 1/8 stake red hot will burn right thru the corplast situation solved
     
  7. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Did that with the last set of silos I made, they break loose after a few hunts in the salt.
     
  8. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I have another idea for a removable stake. Cut flat wood stakes and cut an inch deep groove in the top then cut the same notch in the bottom of the silo, the 2 notches will lock up at 90 degrees and overlap by an inch, or more if I want. No chance of decoys spinning that way. I tried it with an old plywood wigeon silo and I think that will work great for me. Removable stakes will make transport much easier but will make set up a bit slower. It's a trade off I can live with.

    Again, thank you guys for all your help and ideas. :tu
     
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  9. kjl845

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    I chuck up the stake in a cordless drill, spray it with silicone and let the drill walk it right in.
     
  10. JP

    JP Elite Refuge Member

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    What about the "H" shaped metal stakes as used for yard signs?
     
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