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Wisconsins new trap houses

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Donm, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Donm

    Donm Active Member

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    Here are some pictures of the new Wisconsin Homegrounds. Hope to see you all there in July.
    Click the above link to some of the pictures. I will try to put some here.
     
  2. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    Very cool....Never seen preformed houses like that. Is that a standard item from a supplier or is that something you had made up?
     
  3. Donm

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    Here are some more pictures of our new homegrounds.
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    These are pictures of the first and the last trap. We had good weather on Monday and then it rained for two days straight. They have be edited to show only people doing nothing so that OSHA doesn't fire the volunteers.
     
  4. Donm

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    Himark. They are pretty much standard. We did make a few changes. They were made by Welch Bros concrete in Belevideer Il. They were great to work with and they did a wonderful job.
     
  5. oldschool

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    Lot's of safety issues in these photo's. May want to delete them.
     
  6. Stl Flyn

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    Man, you have to like that sand base! I agree, at minimum hard hats should have been worn in, and around the holes.
     
  7. shooter99

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    At 22,000 pounds each a hardhat won't even preserve identification purpose. Also all donated labor and we didn't bring hardhats.

    Ken Cerney
     
  8. N. J. BOB

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    What is the length, width and depth of the trap houses OD and ID ?????
     
  9. N. J. BOB

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    Are they water tight ?????
     
  10. W.P.T.

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    That first hole looked more like a basement ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  11. oldschool

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    With all due respect Mr. Cerney. That is exactly the the attitude that
    brings us more govenment agencies such as OSHA. And those photos are
    a prime example also.
     
  12. DB3006

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    OldSchool,

    What does OSHA have to do with volunteer help?

    Donm, the houses look great!
     
  13. oldschool

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    You need to reread my post. Why would you even question worker safety
    volunteer or otherwise. Certainly these people were not aware of the
    hazaards here.
     
  14. Stl Flyn

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    I think what is being done, and has been done thus far is fantastic, but even something as minor as being bumped in the head could end the whole project. It would be nice if a construction company, or hardhat company, would be nice enough to donate hardhats, so that they are on site, for those on the construction areas to wear while volunteering their hard work.

    The difference I am speaking of is not as dramatic. Obviously someone being squashed under a 22,000 lb. trap house would pretty much end the proceedings. What I am speaking of is if someone that is knocked to the ground by being hit in the head by something, (Soil compactor, Cable, Hook, backhoe bucket, or even the 22,000 lb. trap house) and leaning over and picking up the hardhat, standing up and continuing on, or ending up with a ride to the emergency room, ending up with permanent brain damage, which pretty much would end any further funding, and funds left over after those court proceedings.

    I am not criticizing, just suggesting something that just may save the future of these grounds, and developments. It has been a long enough, hard fought fight, to get to this point, without overlooking some pretty easy things to ensure its progress.

    For this I have to say thanks to all peoples efforts, that have made this possible, including the volunteer workers.
     
  15. Donm

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    No more houses to install. For the volunteers we really won't be doing any big heavy jobs. That will be up to the contractors. It does amaze me though that no matter what we do we get criticized. Old school. Maybe you should come up and supervise the rest of the job.
     
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    These were taken this morning 6/6. I am guessing we did something wrong here too that someone will give us a hard time for.
     
  17. oldschool

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    None of my posts were meant to be critical. And if they were taken as such I apoligize.
     
  18. 391 shooter

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    DONM,

    WOW, what alignment and 30 in a row, nice job. Don't let the mouthy jibber jabbers get to ya.


    Who is funding this project?
     
  19. tgs1420@gmail.com

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    Thanks to all involved !
    I haven't shot Registered targets for years, but the New facility still excites me and I will attend the opening.
    I remember I took NRA Instructors Course for Rifle, Pistol and Trap. The Instructor when asked about liability, said if you are afraid of getting sued you shouldn't ever leave your house !
    I was on the board of Directors for two different Trap clubs, The board assumes some personal liability in the case of a lawsuit. I understand what Stl Flyn was saying but sometimes we just got to "get er done" !
     
  20. jdhog

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    My Hat is off to all the workers and the WTA for this great update and the promise to get these, Home grounds up and running this year .
    JDHOG/JAMES DROSTER