Almost finish with the RUN!!!! Yay!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MelissaTXRn, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do y'all get it tight? I am used to using a wire stretcher and making every fence tight and pretty looking. Every way I have tried to attach the hardware cloth on my run, it always leaves a weird spot in one corner. Any ideas???
     
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  2. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone out there???
     
  3. brains

    brains Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Subscribed. Just getting ready to put mine up
     
  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Us too. That is the only part of our run and coop we aren't finished with.
     
  5. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone want to weigh in?
     
  6. jorey

    jorey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually go along top edge completely then do the bottom edge then the sides. If there's a middle board I do that before the bottom edge. Basically, start at the top and work your way down then do the sides. Long sleeves, jeans and gloves are a plus unless you want to look like you had a fight with 10 cats. Lol
     
  7. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol Jorey. I know it. We live in the country and we have had several "cat fights" with all kinds of wire. Lol We went wrong by trying to hang it horizontally like a fence. We will start over and do it vertically. Thanks
     
  8. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put hardware wire around my 16x16 roofed run, and I bought a 36" x 100' roll of 1/2" hardware wire. I put it on the bottom and then the top, each layer a continuous run (as much as possible). It helps to have a helper who can hold the far end at the right height, and pull it tight. I used 1 1/2 inch staples in a air nail gun to attach it to the wood framing.
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  9. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As soon as my husband gets home we will "suit up" and go for it. I think we will hang it vertically. Not sure yet, but we are screwing it into metal, not wood.
     
  10. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We took off the pieces we had already hung horizontally. One word! VERTICAL!!!!! Sooooo much easier:)
     

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