Automatic ROOF vent opener

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by michiganlarry, May 1, 2009.

  1. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw an automatic roof vent opener for a greenhouse. It opens when the temp reaches something around 70 degrees then closes when it falls. Anyone have any experience with these. I was thinking about putting an awning style vent in the side of the coop and hooking it to this.
     
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  2. greysage

    greysage New Egg

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    We have one of those on our cold frame and love it!
     
  3. okieroy

    okieroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You gave me a bit of a start. I'm thinking of my hens and wondering why would they need an automatic vent opener? It seems that the opener the good Lord gave them works well enough.
     
  4. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good one. I just ordered two of em from ebay for $20 each plus shipping. I am trying to make the coop as automatic as possible because I am at work up to 12 hours per day. Don't want the coop to get too steamy in the hot Michigan August sun.
     
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds great. Where did you find them? I'm putting a bathroom exhaust fan in but i'm gonna have to figure out how to operate it with a t-stat or something to make it automatic. This place is great for new ideas. Thanks
     
  6. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the ebay item number. 300306071164
    It is a best offer auction. They took my bid for $20 ea.
     
  7. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes where do you get one for a good price? we'd be very interested it that.
    and yes the opening statement raised my eyebrows also. vent opener lol lol lol [​IMG]
     
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    countrygirlatheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was thinking the same thing!!!!!!!
     
  9. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still laughing about that one.

    I am going to cut panels in the side walls of the coop and make awning style flaps. Shouldn't have more than $60 in both sides. Then they will get a nice cross breeze in the summer even if I don't remember to open the windows.
     
  10. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking it was going to be some sort of device for vent sexing... ouch.
     

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