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New Hoop Pen Roof

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by NellaBean, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    My Coop
    Finally added a hoop roof to my 8x8 pen out back.

    Before

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    PVC - 6 pieces of 1/2" @ 10' long each

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    Frame is up

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    Tarp is on

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    I got a 10x12 tarp, but really needed an 8x10. Will get a new one and swap it out.

    The pen was originally 4 feet tall........and I added 2 more feet of hardware cloth last year to make it 6 feet. However, I can now remove that top 2 feet as the hoop top makes it about 7 feet tall at the peak.

    Cost?

    I think the PVC was $1.10 for a 10 foot stick @ Home Depot x 6 = $6.60
    Tarp was $9.99 @ TSC
    Total Cost: less than $20 and took less than an hour to build.

    It will be a little prettier once I swap tarps out. But it is functional!
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    I like that!!! How did you attach the pvc pipe?
     
  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Just pre-drilled through the ends of the pipe and used 1 5/8" screws into the wood.
     

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