Recycling Idea... or an excuse to drink more beer!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by shopchicks, May 23, 2010.

  1. shopchicks

    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was working on my run today, and could not find the box of washers I bought, anywhere. Sooo, I spied a bunch of bottle caps from DH's homebrew that went stale and got thrown on the compost. I put them bottle side down on the corners of the welded wire, screwed through them into the wood, and they hold the wire like a dream. They deform around the wire as they're screwed down, and the little toothy edges grip the wire and wood perfectly. Instead of using the washers, I'm headed to the brew store this week to by more bottle caps to finish off the run! Also, they're available in different colors, so I have red ones to coordinate with the coop!
     
  2. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! Win Win situation! My DH also home brews, I didn't know that the caps came in different colors--We'll have to look into that.

    A plus to you for inventiveness!
     
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  3. KKatknap

    KKatknap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. Nice thinkin'!
     
  4. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] well ya better get to drinks but don't 2 invite us we can help drink lots of beer [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't you love it when you find that you can use what you already have??
     
  6. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Careful! Beer drinking and coop construction don't mix very well. Don't ask me how I know!
     
  7. shopchicks

    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, not if you want a coop with square corners. [​IMG]

    No beer until all of the power saw cuts are made. That's my rule.
     
  8. nelgkel

    nelgkel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, not if you want a coop with square corners. [​IMG]

    No beer until all of the power saw cuts are made. That's my rule.

    [​IMG] too funny!!! Love inventive uses for everyday "trash" trash to treasure at it's best
     

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