Mike Jay wrote:I received a question about the pallets and how to secure them. They are very heavy pallets which helps in this situation. I started with a row of cinderblocks just sitting on levelish ground. My ground is sandy so frost isn't much of a concern. Then I set the pallets on the blocks. I started at the coop, attaching the pallet to the coop. Then two more pallets got me to the corner and a shortened one got me to the door. Then I ran some wood along the top to help tie them together and keep the middle pallet from bowing out. And I braced the corner with a diagonal.
I attached some more construction photos so you can see how it kind of went together. The structural wood is mostly pallet runners which are 6' untreated oak 2x4s in this case.
Mike Jay wrote:Thanks Cecile! I do love these pallets. If you're ever in my area I can hook you up with as many as you can carry home. I didn't run the plastic down the outside of the pallet, maybe I should have. The holes are mainly exposed to the leaves on the inside.
I roll that plastic up to the first horizontal board during summer so there's more ventilation and it's cooler in there. They only hang out there in the summer if we're on vacation and we've locked them in.
William Bronson wrote: The best place I have actually scored heavy duty pallets at is behind a medical place that felt in scooters and chair ramps.
The consistently have long pallets made of strong wood,, and they want you to take them.
I have another place I found that advertised on Craigslist as an ongoing source, but I haven't been by there yet.
Menard's sells a 6mil plastic sheet with nylon reinforcement, supposed to last years, even on construction sites.
It's less than $85.00 for 20'x50',not too pricey, especially if it performs as promised.
Solar pool covers are often considered some of the best available flexible glazing, as they are actually insulating.
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