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.
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    Here it is in action.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  2. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    Good job. Saw one simular on youtube. Looks like it will serve you well.
     
  7. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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

    Rubyred5 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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