Attaching 2x3 welded wire to wood posts

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by terricksa, May 21, 2010.

  1. terricksa

    terricksa Out Of The Brooder

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    How is everyone doing this? I am sure there are various different ways?
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your local hardware store should sell fencing staples. They are a horseshoe shaped heavy guage staple that you hammer in. They come in various sizes. you can use the ones that are about 3/4" long.
     
  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    Same here. Sharp little suckers.
     
  4. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto
     
  5. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I prefer self-tapping screws and washers. Just make sure the screws won't rust.
     
  6. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I use deck screws and fender washers for 1/2-inch hardware cloth.
     
  7. egzactly

    egzactly Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure how it would work for the larger wire, but here's a pic of the screw and fender washer concept. We used deck screws and 3/16 fender washers.

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  8. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use deck screws and fender washers for 1/2-inch hardware cloth.

    For 1/2" hardware cloth, instead of fender washers, I use wooden battens (strips) and screws to secure the whole length.
     
  9. Prospector

    Prospector Chillin' With My Peeps

    We are also using fencing staples. Cheap and easy. Only difficulty is tha tthey have a tendancy to want to not go in straight. They twist in your fingers when you try to hold them. Once you hit them twice though, they are fine.
     
  10. Hugerat

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    Fencing staples can indeed twist when you start them, I like to hold them with needle nose pliers which avoids hitting my fat fingers with the hammer.
     

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