Add-A-Motor Chicken Coop Motor

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Zed3, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Zed3

    Zed3 Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Huntingtown, MD
  2. Duke of Orpington

    Duke of Orpington Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    That's an interesting looking door opener/closer at a great value. I'd be interested in some feedback from some users as far as reliability, power, etc.
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Really nifty and was thinking about one, but only for when we go away. [​IMG]

    Last eve we had a power failure for 3 hrs. That is the thing about it. For 3 hrs our fence charger was down too. Pretty scary if both door and charger fail at same time, which would be the case with a pwr failure. [​IMG]
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Hmm... I never thought of that. Do these have an emergency pull down thing?

    I always thought they were more than that!! [​IMG]
  5. Zed3

    Zed3 Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Huntingtown, MD
    The one I am currently using, which is the original drapery motor, does not have a manual overide. In order to open the door you would have to raise the door manually and prop it open. If it was open and you needed to close it you would have to disconnect the cord from the door and let it down. Mine is hooked up with a clevis that is easily removed. I would then disconnect the power supply so it would not run until the power is restored, and you reconnect and test it's operation. I installed mine for those days I am not home (usually sitting in a deer stand) at sunset. My wife does is not share the same addiction to the ladies as I do. I don't plan to use it regularly during the warmer months when I can be out back checking on them.

  6. sashurlow

    sashurlow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2009
    West Rutland, VT
    I'm impressed. The company discovered what many of its products were becoming and designed something new based on what its customers needed.
  7. Jeff in Colorado

    Jeff in Colorado Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 29, 2009
    I think I need to get myself one.

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