What to use at crease at hinge?

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

  1. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to use the same roofing on the nest box but what do I do at the top hinged part. I have to cut it short or at an angle so I can open it but need to have something to keep the rain out and such. Any ideas? The coop and run are covered in that wavy plastic roofing.
     
  2. animalover

    animalover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been suggested to use the rubber from a bicycle inner tube.
     
  3. QH Girl

    QH Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nest boxes are on the outside like yours. We used garage door seal and just trimmed it to fit. It's a wide rubber stripping that we nailed along the crease.

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    Nice coop!
     
  4. chknluvr4evr

    chknluvr4evr New Egg

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    I used bicycle intertubes cut open and stapled down on a coop I made years ago, it worked great. If it is in direct sun it might need to be replaced sooner than later.
     
  5. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also use rubber like the inner tubes to cover the hinged part of nestbox. The 2nd picture on my BYC page shows it.
     
  6. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Extend the roof above it and the eaves will protect the nestboxes below.
     
  7. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful coop
     
  8. downhome

    downhome Out Of The Brooder

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    I took a piece of garage door weather strip (the plastic trim with the rubber flap) I mounted above the access on the building so it ended up not being wide enough, but I had some roof rubber left, I use it as a liner on the coop floor makes clean up a breeze. so I cut a 5 inch wide strip and used the weather strip to secure it.the rubber forms a angle and the rubber on the strip is stiffer and helps keep it in place. make sure you caulk the joint. you can get some spray paint maybe and paint it to blend in with the roofing some, try "Fusion" by krylon.
     
  9. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I will pass on the ideas to my hubby and post again when he decides. Lots of great ideas!
     
  10. birdicus7

    birdicus7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can find some EPDM rubber roof scraps they are much heavier and last a lot longer than inner tube rubber...
     

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