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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Goose Pit Construction

Met the guys this morning to construct a pit. Luckily the farmer shared his barn to keep us dry.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 04:51 PM
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Looking Good, how big is the pit?

I've spent most of my money on Waterfowling, Women and Whiskey.
The rest of my money I just wasted.
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How are you going to keep it from popping out of the ground?
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Looking Good, how big is the pit?

I forget the exact dimensions, but think around 10x6. Built to fit 4 guys with some room.
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How are you going to keep it from popping out of the ground?

Smart ass comment:
We will be sitting in it..


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I have no idea. I never made one before or installed one. The other guys have done several. I will post an update next weekend when it goes in the hole.
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Try putting stringers off the corners dig as deep as the pit put them out twice distance then bury its called a dead man it works even on a marsh
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Back at again this Saturday morning. We dug the hole and and were ready to set the pit in the ground, but... due to the over abundance of mother natures rain last night, we could not get the 10 wheeler in the field with the stone.

To answer the question about how it is going in the ground:
1. We will be installing a layer of stone
2. Geo-tex liner on top of the stone
3. Stone on top of the liner
4. Outside edges of the pit covered with sealer
5. Pit dropped in the hole and back filled.


Since there is no floor in the bottom of the pit (just the stone) there will not be an issue with the pit coming out of the ground. Some of the guys built the same thing on another section of the farm last year and I checked it out today, and it's still in the same place they put it over 18 months ago.

** it should also be noted, we are in area with a lot of sand in the ground.
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