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Thread: Dog Run / Containment System Roof???

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    cate, do you want to cover the whole run/s? If not you could put the gal iron across the run/s, instead of lengthways. Drill some holes in it and use some strong wire to hold it in place. I think mostly it's about a metre or so wide, so 2 sheets would cover 6-7 feet in length.

    Also there is the plastic roofing which you could use in a similar way.

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    Thanks ever so much Greys! And everyone else for your suggestions! Now off to google where I can get some iron from.......so who's coming to attach it for me? LOL!

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    cate, what sort of budget do you have? Just had a quick look on ebay, polycarbonate roofing is about $13 per metre. Sheets come in 6m lengths so if you did it the way I suggested you could get 2 x 6m sheets, cut into 2m lengths each so you'd have an overhang either side of about 6 inches (for shade and/or rain). Start off going to Bunnings, or to a roofing company, I'm sure they'd be able to cut it into lengths for you. Then all you need to do is drill the holes (they'd probably do this too for you).

    Then all you have to do is lift them onto the runs and tie them down with wire.

    You should be able to do all 3 runs for about $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    The leak part is what worries me .

    Was it any good in the wind?

    well...we actually had one side of it, the poles bracketed onto something , so it had no choice but to stay put.
    ..................

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    Thanks Greys. I am going to Bunnings today!

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    My dog run is huge, 35m2, part is covered in colourbond (over the kennels) then that is covered over with shade-cloth and a bit past it and then some of it is open.

    It is partly paved and partly dirt flooring with rocks and ferns etc. The previous owners were nursery people so it was a green house.

    To convert it to use for dogs I found ebay to be my greatest friend.

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    That sounds excellent Mac, DoG I can only wish mine was as cool as that - Mine is a work in progress!

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    A hell of a lot cheaper and lighter is laserlight or any polycarbonate roofing sheets.
    My prefrence would be half laserlight half reflective shadecloth.

    Just make sure what ever roofing you decide, make it trussed on the frame. or it will collaps in a heap at the first puff of wind.
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    It has a wire roof that is actually made out of the same wire as the walls so it is very strong, I did have shadecloth but took it down when I put up the tarps, but will reattach it when I put up a waterproof roof over half the run and shadecloth over the other half.

    What is polycarbonate roofing sheets? Can I get them from Bunnings and do I just attach them by wire?

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    Jeez, it's a shame you didn't live near me. We are about to remove an entire deck of it's laserlight roofing and replace that with new roofing iron. Had you been in Tas we would be most happy to have delivered it to you and Hubby could have installed it in a flash.

    Is there anyone you know who can help you do the job, Cate?

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