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    Default Outhouse Tiedown?

    this seems like a silly question but do i need to tie down my outhouse? it is 4ft by 4ft and is pretty heavy. i would hate to have the thing blow over. it is in the trees but not totally out of the wind. what do other people do with theirs? should i put a couple ground anchors and cable tie it down?

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    Default What I did:

    I used to commercial fish out of a really windy place. Also, we had occasional high tides that would flood out the low land where our cabin was. I overcame the problem of the outhouse falling over by driving stakes at each of the corners and attaching the outhouse to the stakes with screws. I did the same with a smoke house. For my steambath I buried a "dead man" in the middle of each side and ran ropes form the corners of the gables down to the dead man. It never floated off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kobuk View Post
    this seems like a silly question but do i need to tie down my outhouse? it is 4ft by 4ft and is pretty heavy. i would hate to have the thing blow over. it is in the trees but not totally out of the wind. what do other people do with theirs? should i put a couple ground anchors and cable tie it down?
    out on the claim, after a night of heavy winds.. i make sure my buddy goes to the out house FIRST... if he don't come back i knew i blew over and i need a hot bucket of water and a rope
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    Duck-Billed Anchors and cable through the roof. Every outhouse (5) and some of the cabins I have built ALL have have been anchored. My 16' X 24' cabin on Lake Clark was chained down. It one takes one 110 MPH Gust to do a lot of damage.

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