aart

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Big 'Got It Done' for my day.

Part of coop flooring that bends up the wall a couple inches, and should have been tacked down to begin with, curled in enough to start packing bedding behind and under pushing it out further. Noticed a couple years in, didn't think it was a big deal, but it kept getting worse and worse...and there was a tear in the flooring(that I made worse prepping for the fix), that's what really lit the fire.

Finally decided to do something about it. Simple to screw a board in place to 'fix' it, right?

First needed to get all the bedding out of there, first with hands then haul shop vac out to get most the rest, went smoother than I'd feared.

Then needed a board ~1x2", didn't have one, so moved van out of garage, got saw horses in place, screwed a 1x4 to them and ripped that sucker in half with the circular saw.

Few pilot holes drilled, a little muscle to push flooring back into place, and Viola!

Glad that last part went smooth, cause kneeling on the floor, even with a cushion, kills my knees and legs. I'll be hurting later, but sure glad I got 'er done!
It ain't pretty, but should stop the 'bad'.
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Didn't get a before shot, but looked much like this(should probably do this side too).
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Good morning, Cafe! It's a multiple pots of coffee kind of day.

Good luck on your project, DL. Wishing you a better day :hugs

Nice work, Aart! I'll bet you're glad that's taken care of. Going to put the "screw the board to saw horse" trick in my memory bank.

I think we're at about 18". My husband has been plowing since 5am. Nahla is tickled:
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All three chicken coops got a new dose of shavings, a cup of mealworms and a handful of apples. They look much happier!
 

ronott1

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Big 'Got It Done' for my day.

Part of coop flooring that bends up the wall a couple inches, and should have been tacked down to begin with, curled in enough to start packing bedding behind and under pushing it out further. Noticed a couple years in, didn't think it was a big deal, but it kept getting worse and worse...and there was a tear in the flooring(that I made worse prepping for the fix), that's what really lit the fire.

Finally decided to do something about it. Simple to screw a board in place to 'fix' it, right?

First needed to get all the bedding out of there, first with hands then haul shop vac out to get most the rest, went smoother than I'd feared.

Then needed a board ~1x2", didn't have one, so moved van out of garage, got saw horses in place, screwed a 1x4 to them and ripped that sucker in half with the circular saw.

Few pilot holes drilled, a little muscle to push flooring back into place, and Viola!

Glad that last part went smooth, cause kneeling on the floor, even with a cushion, kills my knees and legs. I'll be hurting later, but sure glad I got 'er done!
It ain't pretty, but should stop the 'bad'.
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Didn't get a before shot, but looked much like this(should probably do this side too).
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Nice!
 

ronott1

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Good morning, Cafe! It's a multiple pots of coffee kind of day.

Good luck on your project, DL. Wishing you a better day :hugs

Nice work, Aart! I'll bet you're glad that's taken care of. Going to put the "screw the board to saw horse" trick in my memory bank.

I think we're at about 18". My husband has been plowing since 5am. Nahla is tickled:
View attachment 2385364
All three chicken coops got a new dose of shavings, a cup of mealworms and a handful of apples. They look much happier!
Thanks for the snow pictures!
 

aart

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Nice work, Aart! I'll bet you're glad that's taken care of. Going to put the "screw the board to saw horse" trick in my memory bank.
My daughter taught me that trick. Gotta sink the screw head below surface of board, easy with drywall screws..and helps that my(Dad's) sawhorses are made from 2x4's. As much as I've built over the years, was always scared of circular saws until she showed me some ropes.

I think we're at about 18". My husband has been plowing since 5am. Nahla is tickled:
Awww...nothing like a pup plowing thru the snow!!
 

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