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1 Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:05 pm

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2 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:08 pm

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Probably wouldn't be hard to add extra rafters to that design.

3 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:11 pm

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4 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:22 pm

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HigginsRAT wrote:
Fowler wrote:Probably wouldn't be hard to add extra rafters to that design.

Yes I agree...I am NOT the builder...only the fetcher of tools (skyhooks and drywall stretchers) and holder of the dumb end...so sorry! No

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GEESE: Buff & Buff Pied American.
SWANS: Australian Black.
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Oh, it wasn't a criticism! I was just musing out loud (so to speak). I've been thinking about doing something like that myself and I just thought that some extra rafters might buy a person some extra time to remove snow.

5 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:47 pm

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6 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:04 pm

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Where do you pick up the tenplast from? I have a tent house that I filled the sides with windbreak panels, but cover the roof with tarp. Have to change it every year. Was hoping to find something useful instead of the tarp, this looks like nifty stuff.


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7 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:07 pm

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What about approaching this from the other end?

Buy one of those portable garages and fence it in. Only about $250 for one that can hold a car and they are actually designed to shed the weather. Hmmmmm

8 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:12 pm

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Wow, a topic for me! My very own topic! You love me, you really love me!

All joking aside, Higginsrat, I am liking your ideas and plan to examine them carefully.

A couple questions- how do you deal with the heavy snow on a shallow angled tarp roof, and have you found horizontal tenplast depreciates in the sun much faster than vertical?

Love it! Sue

9 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:15 pm

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Tarps don't work here unless they have lots of support and a very steep pitch. We just get to much snow. I am very interested in this 'tenplast' stuff, would you be able to give us a closeup of some?
I use the corrugated plastic roofing, I use some clear and some coloured for shade. Easy to handle and light for a woman to do herself. The snow just slides off if the pitch is right and when it sticks it is strong enough to support it. I have an outdoor chicken run covered in it right now.
We get the outdoor dog kennels from Costco and they come with a fitted tarp cover. When we get a real bunch of snow I just go underneath and 'flap' it off. They come with a shade cloth surround too. Good for a wind break in the winter and sun in the summer.
I have one I use for my chicken breeding pens as well. I really like them.

Here is what they look like. It is not the best picture as it is just cropped from another picture of something else, but you get the idea.

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I suppse these don't help if you already have kennels that you want to cover. Rolling Eyes

10 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:10 pm

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11 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:16 pm

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OOhhh, I know what you mean now. It is pretty expensive, isn't it?

12 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:37 pm

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13 Re: Roof on Chain Link Dog Run on Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:34 am

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I had a roof of tenplast that did not last as long as my tenplast windows. (Around here it is called coroplast). I used a bead of silicon on the edge to prevent water from running inside the channels.

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