hardware cloth and staples (note these staples are 1 /12" deep not normal staples)

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wahmommy, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this enough? Our contractor is insisting that a raccoon cannot pull out these staples on the coop - we do have raccoons and coyotes
     
  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Are these for a run or a coop window? The hardware cloth for my windows are screwed with washers in all by barns/coops.
     
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  3. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are doing a combined coop /run (open coop style, last four feet are sheltered, first 3 feet are open walls that are covered in hardware cloth. The staples are contractors staples that are 1 1/2" long, not normal staples.
     
  4. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The staples by themselves may work loose over time. What you can do, is to install 1X4 trim boards over all the screen edges. Not only does it reinforce the screen to frame union, but it gives a finished look to the job. Check out the pic below and see the trim boards over the front and side windows. I used the same staples as you, and put the trim over them.
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  5. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, well I will see what the contractor is doing, I believe we are using something to finish off the edges so that might work. Thanks!
     

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