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Traphouse Roof Plans

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by cwbanker, Mar 23, 2011.

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  1. cwbanker

    cwbanker Member

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    Does anyone out there have any plans (or source to obtain plans) for a sliding trap house roof? Our trap club in Yuma, AZ is trying to figure out a better traphouse configuation that would make access for loading targets a little easier for our senior members keeping the traphouse secure enough to protect the equipment while still permitting us to throw legal targets.

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    Joel Schram
    Yuma, AZ
     
  2. Ed Pawlus

    Ed Pawlus TS Member

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    you might cosider making the roofs out of metal roofing. Then go to a local auto parts house and look into the gas cylinders used for trunk lids and hoots. We installed them on four traps in 2004 and had had no trouble with them. Extremely lite and can load traps standing up. ED
     
  3. cwbanker

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    Thanks to Wally Shelstad who sent me some pictures! They really helped get a visual of what can be done. Thanks.
     
  4. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    The roll back is the best idea in my opinion
     
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    635 G Well-Known Member

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    If you can dig out in front of the house & make the house a walk in its the best way to go.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  6. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    That is an awsome trap house. Great plan. Jon
     
  7. bigk

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    Saw a trap house were the trap is bolted to a frame which can be wheeled out to load and wheeled back in again. Works a treat.

    K
     
  8. Mark425

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    I favor the tilt up roof. Adds some protection from the bozo that decides to fire downrange. It happens at every club...sooner or later.
     
  9. Russ-in-Pa

    Russ-in-Pa Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice design. The Pats at my home club are about 4 inches from the roof at the front. That makes them hard to load the front 3 or 4 stacks of birds.
     
  10. cwbanker

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    Great ideas all. Thanks for your contributions to this thread.
     
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