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  1. Drifly

    Drifly Senior Refuge Member

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    What did you use to cover the top? We we’re planing on zip tying some bundles of cover and laying them over the top of the blind.
     
  2. OGblackcloud

    OGblackcloud Elite Refuge Member

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    Looks like you all did a fine job
     
  3. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    That is exactly what I would do. You can move them and make a small opening depending on which way the wind is or where the birds are working.
     
  4. drahthaarducker

    drahthaarducker Elite Refuge Member

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    Great build. Use 7-8' grass and the top will cover itself. I cannot speak to CA birds but in MD we killed ( Canada Geese & Ducks)out of them in cut fields without anyother cover, yet I've seen birds flare off layout blinds???? go figure
     
  5. sacbob

    sacbob Elite Refuge Member

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    My experience with zip ties suggests that you are better off leaving them long. Cut short they cut, you and/or clothing. Left long they are limp enough that they just lay over.
     
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  6. Drifly

    Drifly Senior Refuge Member

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    We thought the same thing. You'll notice we didn't cut any of them off. I still think we'll need to do something with the end pieces of the cattle panels. We may just take the saw to them and then grind them smooth.

    Drifly
     
  7. Speckslayer

    Speckslayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Gotta love dumb kids welding in shorts! Too tough to care about a little burn here and there. Looks great, neat project, hope it works like a charm.
     
  8. Drifly

    Drifly Senior Refuge Member

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    Ya, he got a few burns on his legs and a good tan.
     
  9. laughing mallard

    laughing mallard Elite Refuge Member

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    Pipe insulation works well over the sharp edges on the cattle panels. I’ve seen dogs get cut up pretty bad by the sharp edges on those panels
     
  10. morduks

    morduks Elite Refuge Member

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    Mmmmh, Pliny!
    Warren, that A-frame gonna be pretty narrow to fit on that kayak of yours! :l:l
    Tom B.
     

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