Automatic LOCKING pop door (added a light switch)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by KDK1, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Still waiting on a timer to install in coop. I got the idea off the internet some time ago but couldn't find it again when I decided to build one. Did the best I could from memory... works great! iPhone pics and video... excuse the quality.
    Here it is in action.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    lol. right on. I'm impressed. You made that yourself? I've been thinking about making my own automatic door I just lack faith in my capabilities. Might be a sucker and just buy that one that you can order online for like $140 or whatever. But for real, great job.
  3. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yeah... the motor is an Add-a-motor, costs about $80.
  4. colonel sander

    colonel sander Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    I like the idea of a locking door for the coop great job!. Also the add a motor is a great product for the price compared to a complete unit. I have had one for about 6 months now with no issues.
  5. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I added a switch for an idicator light to it today. The light will eventually go in the run somewhere or in the house. I hope the timer gets here soon before I get any more ideas.
  6. riverpilot69

    riverpilot69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2011
    SE Missouri
    Good job. Saw one simular on youtube. Looks like it will serve you well.
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Well how 'bout that. I'm impressed. Love the locking system. What will you do to keep the wood tract from swelling? [​IMG]
  8. KDK1

    KDK1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:It will be painted before install... matter of fact I'll be priming today. There is also plenty of play and will be using parrifin for regular maintenance.
  9. Green_Eggs_and_Ham

    Green_Eggs_and_Ham Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2010
    Wow, I am impressed! That is awesome. [​IMG]
  10. Rubyred5

    Rubyred5 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2014
    This is what I would like. But no electricity in coop. Need a battery set up... Going to attempt the manual self locking for now and hopefully will figure out how to rig the add a motor to a battery and timer before winter [​IMG]

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