Auto pop door set-up delivered for under $200

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by JerseyFresh, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually came in at $177.64 (some of the below prices have changed since I originally compiled this list)
    It took a little bit of searching to find the absolute best prices. Your results may differ especially if you can buy local and avoid the shipping.

    Here's what and where I got all the parts:


    SmartHome.com

    Motor $83.92
    http://www.smarthome.com/31427/Add-A-Motor-D20-Chicken-Coop-Motor/p.aspx

    Solar Charger $22.94
    http://www.smarthome.com/68033/Sunforce-Products-50013-Solar-Powered-12V-Sports-Charger/p.aspx

    Battery $12.96
    http://www.smarthome.com/44395/Univ...0-12V-7Ah-AGM-Sealed-Lead-Acid-Battery/p.aspx

    Sub Total $119.83
    Shipping $9.79

    Total $129.61


    Cabelas.com

    Digital Timer $44.99 (plus tax on local pick-up)
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Amer...-Feeder-Timer-Only-Units/915295.uts?WTz_l=CQO


    Grand Total $174.61



    Avoid

    DiscountHomeAutomation.com
    http://www.discounthomeautomation.com/Solar-Panel-Battery-Timer-Kit-AAHSBTK
    I originally ordered a complete set up from them and over 30 days later the only thing they had done was charge my card on the day of the order. Customer service was non-existent. Finally had to call my bank and cancel the charge.

    Hope this helps,

    Alan.
     
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the solar charger does anything say how much sun the battery has to have a day to operate the door twice a day?
     
  3. JerseyFresh

    JerseyFresh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wondered that myself. Especially in the winter. I'll let you know if it ever fails.
     

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