Bantam Bungalow....Update! Auto door opener and waterer. Photos

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fireguy56, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, Finally getting a chance to update some photos. Also, trying to learn new fromat for site. Anyway, here is some shots of latest updates to our second coop, the "Bantam Bungalow". This photo shows the run side of coop with pop door open, water hose for cleaning and filling bird bath, Little Giant auto waterer and hanging feeder.

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    Here is close up of waterer and feeder, black feeder on the wall in background is for grit and oyster shell.

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    Here is a view from insided the coop showing the automatic door opener we finally installed. Door is sheet aluminum in simple track made from aluminum angle. Door motor is add-a-motor, tied into timer for sunrise and sunset operation. Works like a charm.
    After running electricity obver to coop, we also installed a light in the coop and motion activated floodlights on outside. Makes it very nice for checking on things after dark.
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    Well, thats it for now as far as updated. Please see my page for complete construction photos of both of our coops. Good luck with your projects.
    Erik
     
  2. chicharomirinda

    chicharomirinda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    Reno, NV
    Awesome! [​IMG]Thanks for your detailed pages. I have been following them and getting tips for my coop build. For the metal pop door, it looks like you attached two aluminum angles on each side to make the track? I have a metal sheet for my door and am trying to figure out the track.
     
  3. fireguy56

    fireguy56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, Sorry for the delayed response to your question, been out of town. Yes, the track for the door is 3/4" x 3/4" aluminum angle. Two pieces for each side, with space left between for the 1/8" aluminum door to slide in. very simple and works great. Just keep everything nice and plumb and position your opener motor directly above the center of door, not pulling up outward or inward and the door will easily raise and lower. Good luck,
    erik
     
  4. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    That looks fabulous! I especially like the garden trays under the auto waterer to keep the area mud free. Great job!
     

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