Flex Seal Tape

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Eilsel, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Eilsel

    Eilsel Songster

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    I just want to mention this for anyone who might be interested. When I built my nest boxes I didn't put enough thought into the design, and as a result I had a hinge on the top that allowed rain and snow into the nest boxes. After we had a blizzard in November and my nest box was COMPLETELY FULL of snow, I decided I needed to try something. All stationary gaps I caulked with silicone, but I knew I needed something flexible for the nest box hinge. As a quick fix I decided to try some flex-seal tape, assuming it probably wouldn't last too long and I'd have to come up with a better solution eventually. Well, here we are almost 4 months later and it has really held up amazingly and remained flexible through snow, ice, rain, and sub-zero temperatures. It hasn't cracked, loosened, or shifted at all. The next test will be to see if it melts off this summer! So- while it's not the most polished look, it's a viable option for some coop issues!
     
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  2. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Flex seal has grown up over the years but good to hear it worked
     
  3. Shamo Hybrid

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    What else do I get if I act now and purchase the Flex Seal Tape? Give me! GIVE ME!!
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    You mean this stuff..."as seen on TV"??
     
  5. Mosey2003

    Mosey2003 Crowing

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    We used a piece of trim and a bit of rubber sheeting to go over the hinges. It came later as we, too, hadn't considered water running in.
     
  6. Eilsel

    Eilsel Songster

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    That very stuff! I happened to pick it up at the hardware store though. Here you can see what my nest box looks like, the black stripe at the top (below the disgruntled chicken who didn't make it to the coop before bedtime that night) is the flex-seal tape covering the hinge. It was VERY sticky and pretty thick but pliable.

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  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    I love flex seal! The tape, the spray on stuff too.
    I used the spray to seal nail holes in the coop roof and waterproof seams, so far it has held up to one summer and winter.:)
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Ha! I've seen it on TV of course....but there's section with all that TV stuff a local chain drugstore.
     
  9. Good to hear you got an effective solution! Hope your tip helps someone else.
     

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