What kind of staples to use?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Stormy, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Stormy

    Stormy Chirping

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    We are bulding our run and will have an electric stapler. What kind of staples are best to use for our 1/2" hardware cloth to sink it into the 4x4's and 2x4's (treated)?
     
  2. You can fasten the hardware wire with staples, but, ultimately you need to fasten the wire to the 2x4 with screws and washers. Predators can pull stapled wire off of the 2x4 in a heart beat.
     
  3. sdm111

    sdm111 Free Ranging

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    3/4" galvanized nail in staples. Stapler staples won't hold and will rust away
     

  4. Sometims known as fencing staples??
     
  5. PapaChaz

    PapaChaz Crowing

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    I have a narrow crown air stapler, I'm using 1 1/2" staples to staple my hardware cloth. This is the third coop I've built this way, never had a problem with the staples pulling out, or a predator removing them..........I do try to make sure not to staple the outside edge of the HC, I usually try to shoot across the corners of at least the second run on it. I'm not sure about an electric stapler.
     
  6. sdm111

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    Prolly always known as that lol just what I say
     
  7. Yep, that is what my hard ware store calls fencing staples.
     
  8. They work great.

    The only con is that they are a pain to remove.
     
  9. TalkALittle

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    Me too. I used the same to cover my post and rail fencing with welded wire 9 years ago and it's holding strong. The staples I use are galvanized.
     
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