Questions about attching hardwere cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by dr8goons, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. dr8goons

    dr8goons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a few people have said they attached it with deck screws and washers, my question is what size washers did you use? and how did you attach it? im little confused my deck screws heads arint as wide as the screws. would anyone have a pic they could post of what it looks like? thanks
     
  2. Fenderville

    Fenderville Out Of The Brooder

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    I just use roofing nails.. A couple every so often in the corner of the squares.. been fine so far..
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Where are you wanting to attach it to?
     
  4. POC

    POC Out Of The Brooder

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    I used a pneumatic stapler with 1-1/2" staples.

    I don't know what kind of deck screws you have, "the head isn't as wide as the screw"??
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I used fender washers from Home Depot. Fender washers have small center holes of varying sizes. Your screw will go in, but not the head of the screw.
     
  6. dr8goons

    dr8goons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ment to say the head of the screw is not as wide as the hole in the hardwere cloth. im attaching it to 4x4s and 1x6's. and also 1x2's
     
  7. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I think the best solution is to use staples.
     
  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    My husband said that the standard staples would pull too easy and not last long enough. So he bought me some u-shaped heavy staples that you drive with a hammer. They are like fence stapes like I have used for barbed wire, but they're silver in color (stainless? don't look galvanized) and much smaller. They are a bit of a pain to drive, but they are very secure.
     
  9. POC

    POC Out Of The Brooder

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    To use screws you'll have to get #8 screws, not #6. The heads are bigger on the #8's, I think they will not slip through a 1/2" washer (I'm not 100% on the size of washer) You'll have to try them out at the hardware store, see which screw won't fit through the washer holes.

    Yes, regular staples are a waste of time mostly.
     

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