Originally Posted by DreamsInPink
I'm planning on using a cable of some sort and run it along the ceiling in the coop and have it end in the storage area, so I don't have to go INTO the coop to raise and lower the door.
What would be the best thing to use? Thanks.
I use the line from the whipper snipper it is very heavy can fit through a small hole drilled in any wood if drilled on a bit of an angle it has little friction and slides easily in my case no need of pulleys. I have been using it for years. I will eventually snap after about 4 years in my case adjust it tie a not good for another 4 years. If you look close you can make it out on the right hand side of the metal shed.
Just a small hole through the top of the door on a down ward slope and you are good to go in my case.
I have the line tied to a small hinge that when it comes to rest lays flat. When the door is lifted from the outside by a predator the hings stops the rise against a cross member. When is it pulled by the line the hinge assumes a 90º angle and clears the cross member.
Edited by Hokum Coco - 5/19/16 at 11:37am