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What are you using to secure hardware cloth?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MarieNC, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. MarieNC

    MarieNC Songster

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    We are getting very close to being done with our run. We have some heavy duty galvanized steel wire for the run that I plan to cover with an additional layer of hardware cloth. We have the steel wire nailed down with those U shaped nails, but I'm not sure what to affix the hardware cloth with. I have a heavy duty electric staples with 1/2 inch staples, but it doesn't seem to really be good enough to affix the wire. Really hoping NOT to have to nail more U shaped nails, but I will if I have to. So what are ya'll using? Thanks!
     

  2. emys

    emys Songster

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    Screws with washers.
     
  3. woodguy

    woodguy In the Brooder

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    Most people have been attaching it with screws & washers to make it predator proof.
    Ahh....you beat me to the punch!
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    I think the washers and screws are best, but we use a strip of 1x2 wood and screws over top of the hardware cloth, making a sandwich. The wood and frame of the run being the bread and the wire the innerds.
     
  5. woodguy

    woodguy In the Brooder

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    I was going to try using some galvanized 1 1/2" roofing nails, nailed into the corners of the 1/2" squares, and then cover all of the framing and wire edges with 1/2" or 3/4" thick wooden laths.....
    Has anyone tried using the roofing nail technique? I thought it would leave a nice flat surface for the laths.
     
  6. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Songster

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    I have and it works great!![​IMG]
     
  7. woodguy

    woodguy In the Brooder

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    Ga.chickenman :

    I have and it works great!![​IMG]

    Cool....Thanks!​
     

  8. Yardbirds286

    Yardbirds286 Songster

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    Uh - oh...we used 3/4" wood staples for the cloth over the vents at the top of our coop. Should I reinforce it??
     
  9. kla37

    kla37 Songster

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    U shaped nails. Ours are specifically called poultry clips.
     
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    We use staples with our stapler for the air compressor!! Makes things WAY easier!!

    Missi
     

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