How to attach Hardware cloth?

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

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Screwed on trim covering the edges is the best, screws and washers every 6-8 inches is the next best.
    The edges are what's vulnerable, if they can get tooth or nail under the edge, HC can tear.
     
  2. Chickenshoe

    Chickenshoe Chirping

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    Staple guns wont hold cloth for long..im using 19 gauage galvanized narrow crown staples 1 inch.. shot in w air compressor..easy install and wont come loose. I bought a Bostitch on amazon. Refurb for $50 like new. Ive built whole coop w it..sweet tool..[​IMG] an animal is not going to be able to pull a staple shot from this gun..heck. i cant pull one out easily..
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  3. 0die

    0die Chirping

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    I'm shooting 1-1/2 staples with my gun...I used a hand stapler & 1/2" staples every 4-6 inches to position the cloth & wire. Then 1-1/2s at all the ends and corners.

    I'll go back and do all the edges with 1.5 air staples. and then cover with trim.
     
  4. Nupe

    Nupe Songster

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    We have one of those air staplers that shoot the 1 1/2 inch galvanized staples. Talk about a time saver. And I have no fear that the fencing will come loose.
     

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