Staples vs Screw and washer...what to do, what do to!!?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheJuan-n-Only, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
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    So I started putting some of the hardwire cloth up today. I had planed to used screws with washeres on them to put it up, however, I remembered that the nailgun I bought to put up our molding and trim at the house can also be used for staples. It uses 1" - 18 gauge - 1/4 crown staples....and I have lots of them!!! I used it in one side so far and it was not only very quick but it looks secure. I must add I didn't go cheap on them...I used them about ever 4" to 6" and some times 2 or 3 staples around the same spot (in "critical areas such as corners etc).

    So the questionis: Is ok for me to only used those staples? (1" - 18 gauge - 1/4 crown staples) Or should I also use screws????

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions.

    You can look at what I have done so far on my coop here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=518501
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure but remember the wire is too keep animals out and staples will put the wire up but screws have threads and will stay in the wood with the washers to anchor it.

    Caroline
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    although I have used sturdy staples only like you, it wouldn't hurt to add some screw and washers especially near the bottom to reinforce it. i will probably due that when we build our new run.
     
  4. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    Quote:Point taken!!! Thx
     
  5. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too on the doubling up with fender washers and screws! The stronger the better, especially on the bottom
    two feet of the run.
     
  6. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
    Tampa
    Quote:I was just trying to be lazy hehehe..thanks for the advice, def will add screws...
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put mine up with staples and then came along the raw edges and put slats of wood on top with screws. So far so good.
     
  8. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2010
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    Quote:Oh great idea...I may have some extra trim in the utility room....hhhmmmmm
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I wouldn't use any staples from any type of nail gun

    FENCE staples are the only ones really secure
     
  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just used the staples to hold the wire up till we screwed it on. That stuff has a life of it's own and it takes no prisoners!
     

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