Attaching pvc to hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by aherzlin, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. aherzlin

    aherzlin Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2012
    So I have to put 4" pvc thru hardware cloth and am wondering what is the most secure way to do it? I'm assuming I could just put staples thru it and into the pipe, but that just doesn't seem too strong to me. Any ideas?
  2. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    I woodn't know, I dont usually use pvc with coops, im more of a wood person. But I see a lot of people here on BYC wrap the wire around the pipe and then zip tie it, I guess staples would work as well. I would take a look at the coops section of the website and look at the chicken tractors people make using pvc, Im sure a lot of people mention it.
  3. Chambertin

    Chambertin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2012
    Funabashi Japan
    My Coop
    Could you put a wood sleeve or o-ring around the pvc and attach the hardware cloth to that?
    I think it would make instalation and repair of the PVC easier as I'm guessing liquid would flow through the PVC.

    For my coop where I ran the water in I made a wood enclosure that the PVC pipe could barely slip through and attached the wire mesh to the wood. This was only a 1" diamater pipe and it was pretty easy.
    I took a square block, popped a hole through it, then attached the wire mesh, done.
    For your 4" maybe a piece of plywood and a router?
  4. coreshot

    coreshot Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2012
    West Jordan, Utah
    4inch pvc? I assume its for a feeder, not for water?
  5. aherzlin

    aherzlin Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2012
    That's plan A right now. Two pieces of wood to sandwich the cloth and then small bolts thru all 3 to make it very secure. Have to make 6 (3 4" and 3 2" so I was hoping for something easier that wouldn't waste my scrap wood.

    And yes, it is to feed. They have 3 4" pvc feeders and then smaller feeders for treats, oyster shell and grit.

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