Automatic door and light control from McMurray

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jack Sparrow, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Fishman43

    Fishman43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am temped by that also, but that price is steep!
     
  3. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I like mine better. That one won't open the door if it's less than 20 degrees at sunrise. I suspect the door would just stay closed until the next day, then. I'd rather have a door that opens every day and let the chickens choose to be inside or outside on their own. It's nice that it has the led lights incorporated, though.
     
  4. Jack Sparrow

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    According to McMurray, you can disconnect the temperature sensor if you want to.
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    That would be great, then! Okay, except for the money. [​IMG]

    Those LED lights are super cheap to run, too. Plus they last a really long time. It would be nice to have everything all in one. If you look at all the many parts you'd need for a door, opener, separate timers for the lights and door, light fixtures, etc. it really starts to add up. Plus you have electrical savings.
     
  6. Green_Eggs_and_Ham

    Green_Eggs_and_Ham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woh! "Except for the money" is right! ... that's a big exception.

    [​IMG] Unless you're getting golden eggs, there are other ways, ... and a lot cheaper.

    Try the Add-A-Motor . It does the job. Add a timer from Lowes and you're done. (Especially if you're going to disconnect the temp sensor anyway!)

    We've had our for about 9 months now, and have not had any issues at all. Reliable and cheap at the same time. (Kinda like DH!) [​IMG]

    Take a look around at other ideas. You may be surprised. [​IMG]

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  7. Smittenroade

    Smittenroade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like green eggs said. I would just as soon rig something up with one of those 10 dollar power on/off timers from home depot. Thats what I used for my greenhouse drip system and HPS lights.
     
  8. Ullie

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  9. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you buy this door from McMurray, if so how do you like it? After looking at some of the other ones I am thinking about this one.
     
  10. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have the Add-A-Motor and a programmable timer on my coop... less than $100 total.
     

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