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Academy Quad Pod #3702749
07/04/22 08:38 PM
07/04/22 08:38 PM
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Sneads, Florida
fladeerhntr Offline OP
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I bought one of these last year used from a guy and just wrapped it with camo and zip ties pine limbs all the way around it and it worked pretty good. This year I would like to put a tin roof on it so I dont get soaked when it rains but I've also been thinking about framing it up somehow with either 1x4 or 2x4 and wrapping it with some hunter green tin that I bought and never used that's just laying behind the barn. My question is if anyone has ever closed in one of these stands and if so could you post some pictures of how you did it. Thanks

Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3702789
07/04/22 09:52 PM
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For what you’ll pay in lumber you can buy the shelter for it

Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3702817
07/04/22 10:48 PM
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Couple years ago I put a ground blind on it. Put plywood on the floor and carpet on the wood. Used it for several years like that. I put an office computer chair in it. it was awesome!


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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3702851
07/05/22 05:21 AM
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The blind kit they sell with it is basically a ground blind. Works decently but like a ground blind, not 100% weatherproof. My guess would be if you framed it out and added tin, you are going to exceed the weight limit a lot.

Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3702941
07/05/22 09:24 AM
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I built a 4x4 shooting house on top of mine out of 2x2 treated stuff, which were more like 1.75". I covered it with tin. Hunted out of it several years that way. When we lost that lease, I took the shooting house off to move it to another spot. The last two years I've just put a pop up blind on it, because it is in an area that doesn't get hunted much now.

Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3702958
07/05/22 10:20 AM
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I have often thought about using PVC to frame a cover/ roof on a tripod. anyone tried that. may not be any cheaper than wood but could be zip tied on and removed fairly easily....


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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: FreeStateHunter] #3702974
07/05/22 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by FreeStateHunter
For what you’ll pay in lumber you can buy the shelter for it


Lumber is down about 50% from where it was and will still fall further from today's prices. Like someone else said though, watch the weight limit. Couple hundred pounds worth of framed out shooting house doesnt leave much room (capacity wise) for hunters, chairs and gear. The ride down to the ground would not be a fun one.

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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3702989
07/05/22 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by fladeerhntr
I bought one of these last year used from a guy and just wrapped it with camo and zip ties pine limbs all the way around it and it worked pretty good. This year I would like to put a tin roof on it so I dont get soaked when it rains but I've also been thinking about framing it up somehow with either 1x4 or 2x4 and wrapping it with some hunter green tin that I bought and never used that's just laying behind the barn. My question is if anyone has ever closed in one of these stands and if so could you post some pictures of how you did it. Thanks



Why not buy a sheet of the corrugated plastic like they make signs from ? Sign company should be able to hook you up.


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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3703045
07/05/22 01:39 PM
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A simple frame made of square aluminum tubing for the roof could be attached at the base and at the rail. Then you could use self tapping metal screws to attach the tin you have to the sides and the top. Just use the ones with the rubber washer on them for the roof and you should be good to go.

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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3703047
07/05/22 01:42 PM
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I put a blind on the one I bought last year and did not use their chair but just used a rocker I had. I bought 3 more for this year.



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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3703202
07/05/22 06:58 PM
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I would keep in mind that the roof and wall panels are going to create a significant increase in force exerted against the stand by the wind. I don't know how well it's anchored so you may be fine. We had a tripod blown over after I added walls and a roof that had stood for several years. The remains of the first Hurricane that came through got it. This was well inland (Russell County) and the legs were anchored 2 feet in the ground. There was also a cable to an auger anchor in the center, and the legs at the base were spread out about 11 feet.



Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3703481
07/06/22 07:45 AM
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I have got one also. I wander if you could frame it with pvc and cover it with canvas like the old army tents then cut windows where you could velcro them up. My daughter just bought her a compound and she has never bow hunted and the one we have is in a killing spot

Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: kyles] #3703607
07/06/22 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kyles
I have got one also. I wander if you could frame it with pvc and cover it with canvas like the old army tents then cut windows where you could velcro them up. My daughter just bought her a compound and she has never bow hunted and the one we have is in a killing spot



That is what i am going to try.


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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: Stickers] #3703624
07/06/22 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Stickers
Originally Posted by kyles
I have got one also. I wander if you could frame it with pvc and cover it with canvas like the old army tents then cut windows where you could velcro them up. My daughter just bought her a compound and she has never bow hunted and the one we have is in a killing spot



That is what i am going to try.


Make sure you take you heart meds before you go price PVC and fittings. LOL. Proportionately, in relation to where it should be, it's way worse than lumber.

Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: abolt300] #3703664
07/06/22 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by abolt300
Originally Posted by Stickers
Originally Posted by kyles
I have got one also. I wander if you could frame it with pvc and cover it with canvas like the old army tents then cut windows where you could velcro them up. My daughter just bought her a compound and she has never bow hunted and the one we have is in a killing spot



That is what i am going to try.


Make sure you take you heart meds before you go price PVC and fittings. LOL. Proportionately, in relation to where it should be, it's way worse than lumber.


Aww man! maybe we have some leftovers from a previous engineering project..... I will be properly prepared if I do have to go buy new!


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Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: kyles] #3703806
07/06/22 04:16 PM
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Sneads, Florida
fladeerhntr Offline OP
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Originally Posted by kyles
I have got one also. I wander if you could frame it with pvc and cover it with canvas like the old army tents then cut windows where you could velcro them up. My daughter just bought her a compound and she has never bow hunted and the one we have is in a killing spot





I've never thought about doing it this way but it sounds like a really good idea to me and just put a T at the peak with a short piece of pipe joining all them together to help give it strength. I wonder if you could take a camo tarp and drape it over the pvs and tie it off and then take some camo die cut material and drape it over the tarp and just take a lighter and burn holes to shoot out of so it doesn't unravel.

Re: Academy Quad Pod [Re: fladeerhntr] #3703821
07/06/22 04:47 PM
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I been looking at heavy canvas tarps on the internet they sale them in all kinds of sizes including a 6 by 20. A 20 footer would go all the way around it. Would you do a separate one to do the roof? Would a 20 by 10 be better or would that be enough? cost was around 200 at one place for a 15 oz


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