Wire cloth fencing user questions?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by VaM715, May 20, 2008.

  1. VaM715

    VaM715 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my hands on 500 feet of 1/2 x 1/2 x 72 inch wire cloth. I searched the site looking for one answer in particular with no luck.
    As this stuff does not flex too well on a horizontal plane, whats the best way to install it on a sloping area with some ups and downs? The only thing I could come up with was to build my large run in short straight level sections and cut it as needed to make the bends and then use j clips to fasten things back together?
    Anyone out there have extensive experience that could give me some pointers?
     
  2. poopcoop

    poopcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dug a trench to make my area as level as possible and then cut the bottom areas to fit over roots and other high spots. I sandwiched two boards together and used my truck to pull it tight.
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Your choices are either:

    1) straighten the slope so it is in a line (even if not horizontal) and install the hardware cloth along that line -- having it not be perpendicular to the fenceposts may look a little odd to you but it is not a functional problem

    or

    2) sort of as you suggest, divide the run into 'terraced' horizontal sections. Rather than using j clips, though, I would suggest making sure that the cut-and-splice changes of level occur at fenceposts, and stapling the heck out of the ends into the fencepost (or whichever other attachment method you're using). It will be stronger; also less obvious.

    Good luck,

    Pat
     
  4. VaM715

    VaM715 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I kinda thought splicing at the post joint would be best. I've only got about 450 actual feet I want to fence, so cutting it ofetne and loosing some should not be a problem.
     

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