Putting Cord Into Coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by enggass, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were to drill a hole into the side of my coop to feed an extension cord into, what is the best way to seal that up securely around the cord?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    that foam stuff that expands would lock it in pretty good....it comes in a can and for the life of me i can't remember what it's called
     
  3. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caulking of some sort [​IMG]
     
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question, as I will have to do that here soon. I guess some kind of good caulking would work great. [​IMG]
     
  5. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "great stuff" is the name of the expanding foam
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My chickens ate the Great Stuff when I tried to plug up a bullet hole in the coop. Don't ask.
     
  7. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a builder I recommend OSI Quad caulking....NOT SILICONE! Once you use silicone and remove it or make a change nothing ever sticks there again.
     
  8. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know you said not to but now I have to. What happened? Do you think they would eat wood putty?
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Really- it's too embarrassing.

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  10. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    caulk would probably be the best, but i prefer duct tape (im not a red neck... im only half red neck)
     

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