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Beaver floats #7962564
10/02/23 06:10 AM
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Can I build beaver floats out of cedar wood or will that cause issues as far as them chewing on them or causing issues?

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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7962736
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Donít think it would be an issue. Catch them before they can chew it.

Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7962765
10/02/23 12:24 PM
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I don' think you need to worry about it. Just bait those floats with something they like to eat, Willow aspen or poplar.


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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963019
10/02/23 07:13 PM
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Good to know, thanks! Anybody got some detailed plans for making some out of dimensional lumber and not logs and stuff, didnít have any luck searching the archives either?

Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963071
10/02/23 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Crortvedt05
Good to know, thanks! Anybody got some detailed plans for making some out of dimensional lumber and not logs and stuff, didnít have any luck searching the archives either?

Check in the archives, not mistaken this was discussed in length quite a while ago plus pictures.

Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963080
10/02/23 08:11 PM
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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963230
10/03/23 02:27 AM
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Thanks minkless, thatís exactly the style I was referring to. How long are those 2x4s and how far apart r the 2x4s at the entrance side? How do u like the pvc in the back? How long is that and how did u come to settle on that length? Thanks!

Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963272
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My partner uses a float once in a while-
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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Hern] #7963281
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Thanks hern, r u able to get dimensions on one of those so I can build one?

Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963287
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I havenít had much luck unless thereís current. But others have.
Hereís the rough dimensions, I put styrofoam sandwiched in 2/3rds of it, with extra styro in the front. Sat nice first try.
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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963326
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I remember someone posted a picture of a float using
saw horse brackets to fasten 2 x 4 into to get the V .

Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963401
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Thanks shakeyjake, thatís exactly what I was looking for, my plan is to run them in current on rivers and I believe that design is meant to be run in rivers and the V shape keeps the 330 facing downstream and squared up with the current

Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963513
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Originally Posted by Crortvedt05
Thanks shakeyjake, thatís exactly what I was looking for, my plan is to run them in current on rivers and I believe that design is meant to be run in rivers and the V shape keeps the 330 facing downstream and squared up with the current


No Prob. Got my first beaver using it in a big culvert spring time. After a few they got smart to it though.
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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963712
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i run mine 36" long. width depends on your trap, check it before you screw it down. that white pipe is for eye appeal and as a scent holder. rain can't wash it out.


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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7963720
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Re: Beaver floats [Re: Crortvedt05] #7964864
10/05/23 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Crortvedt05
Thanks Hern, r u able to get dimensions on one of those so I can build one?


2 x 4's are 24" long with foam insulation between.
Where trap fits, the width depends on trap you are using.

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