How to attach Hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MPLSHens, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. The Lazy L

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    And the same idea with the the people door. With a door that swing out, a predator weight against the door will just secure it all the better.
     
  2. aceoftrumps

    aceoftrumps In the Brooder

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    I used and highly recommend staples.......but not the household staple gun ones.....I bought an air compressor from Home Depot and it came with three guns....one of them being a stapler. I bought three quarter inch staples and used them wherever I installed wire cloth screening. Also used 1x2 furring over edges and to help holding them in place. I inspected after installing the screening and if any were questionable, just pop in another staple before installing the wood. Simple, not that expensive and real easy.

    Ace
     
  3. rfeyer

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    So, a question of a different dimension:
    Do most of you apply your Hardware Cloth horizontally or vertically?
    My cloth is 36" by 100', my posts are 36" spaced, so I could go either way.
    I am planning on outside application with larger staples and covered with trim.

    Rainer
     
  4. jetdog

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    Vertical is more appealing to the eye as you won't see the seems.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Plus if you can attach the edges of the HC to the posts rather than try to wire a horizontal seam together, it's a no brainer.
     
  6. HenOnTheHill

    HenOnTheHill In the Brooder

    x2, plus gravity is working in your favor when you are trying to tie in the first part of the piece. Holding it horizontally is a big pain. Happy building!
     
  7. rfeyer

    rfeyer In the Brooder

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    that certainly all makes sense!
    TY all for your help, back out to finish post holes :)

    Rainer
     
  8. SeanaL

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    Is 1/4" 24 guage chicken wire ok?
     
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  9. ahimsajenn

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    I ahve seen somewhere /someone use pennies and screws (instead of washers) to secure hardwire from the outside.....
     
  10. SeanaL

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    No more pennies in Canada. So why not!
     

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