Galvanized Washers?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by moetrout, May 23, 2011.

  1. moetrout

    moetrout Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    Hey All!

    I am building a new 24' x 24' run for my coup and need to find a good source for galvanized washers. I am going to use deck screw with washers to secure the welded wire fence. At Home Depot they are 10 cents each and I need about 350 of them! Anyone know of a better place to get them?

  2. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    We have a few industrial fastener companies in our area, Fastenal, Ascension Bolt and Screw. They sell by the weight.

    I do know some of these places have minimum purchase requirements.
  3. meowteri2

    meowteri2 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    chicago sw suburbs
    Take a look at menards . They sell them in bags. When I built my deck I started buying at home depot and they sold the lag screws and washers at a price per
    piece. Went to menards and was surprised how much cheaper it is by the bag.

    I put my hardware cloth on with washers and round head decks screws. They where green screws 3/4" long. It worked very well. I needed to clamp aboard across
    to hold the hardware cloth flat. I also made a stretcher with spaced srews in a board put into the grid in the hardware cloth and then pulled the board with hand
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  4. Schroeder

    Schroeder Songster

    Nov 9, 2008
    Central Indiana
    My Coop
    I remember someone on here saying they used either nickles or pennies in which they had cut holes with a drill press. Cheaper than $.10 each.

  5. moetrout

    moetrout Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    Quote:Great idea on the stretcher board! I have a streatcher for 4 foot chain link fence and was going to try and use that. I like your idea better!

    pennies and nickels for washers......wonder what Uncle Sam would say about that?? Good idea though if I can't find them for a better price.

    Thanks for the replies!
  6. BlueBetween

    BlueBetween Songster

    Apr 4, 2011
    Near Seattle
    I found some at Lowes, though they were not really as big as I wanted, though they work. Now, if I were to do it again, I'd have gotten smaller ones that my deck screws wouldn't go though and then larger ones to layer behind them... I thought of that as I was screwing them all in yesterday, oh well! Maybe it will help you though. Also, we stapled our hard wire up first, then I put the washers in after. It worked well.
  7. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Songster

    Apr 1, 2011
    Bixby, OK
    What size welded wire are you installing? If its wire mesh, (1/2 X 1/2), maybe you could use roofing nails. They have the large heads on them.
    Good luck with whatever you decide.

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