Thanks!! I grabbed the fender washers at Lowes (um...yeah...those containers are small...I should have grabbed more!) and I'm hoping to avoid having to join the mesh anywhere so that I don't have to buy the clips and tool ;)
Originally Posted by OldGuy43
I'm with Stumpy. An air powered stapler does a great job with minimum effort, and a much lower cost per fastener.
Considering how much this coop has cost already, despite me starting out with an idea that it wouldn't cost me more than $200 , I have tightening the "tool belt"...no more new toys for me this time. I am over budget and refusing to tally up receipts to know how far over So an air powered stapler might very well hang in my garage one day...but not yet!
Originally Posted by canesisters
I don't know what these are called but they worked GREAT to attach the hardware cloth to my door.
Those look great too, thanks!
Ok so I used the fender washers and my beloved self tapping screws to secure the main piece of wire onto the back of the run....of course now that I've done that I am sitting here and realizing what i did wrong on the left and right end...and I think I know how I am going to fix it to make it more secure. I wonder if the kids will behave nicely while I go and redo those end before the rain comes back....though seeing as the two youngest are not sharing nicely, I doubt it
The sides will have hinged doors and the front will have secured wire for 1 foot on each side and then a lift up hinged door (all "doors" in the run are frames with hardware cloth, so we can see in easily) in the center 4 ft. - my major clean out door that won't be opened as often as the side ones.
I will need to go back for either more fender washers or I may just get the lath screws for attaching stuff like hardware cloth (at least that's what the pic on the container leads me to believe, ha ha!). I tried to pull the HCloth as tight as possible and secure it section by section, but I have no doubt others would get it tighter lol!
I think employees in Lowes see my van parking, and the kids piling out, and start cheering because they know I need to spend more..oy...my husband loves me a LOT!