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SOAD
07-09-2008, 07:02 PM
Mad aint I :lol::lol::lol:

I have covered all my runs today and omg it was a massive job, I am shocked it didn't end in Bryn's and my divorce (well it would of if we were married), we rowed over the right way to do it, threw things around the garden, oh the joy :lol:. We couldn't get round the back of the runs at the bottom as they're too close to the edge, I was tempted to go and asked the hedge cutting neighbour to staple it as he could reach better than us :lol:. The hutches felt damp and although they were not leaking (well one sodding was, that's another story) I think the buns were getting wet in their runs and trampling back through to their bedding. We have spent the day getting them ready for winter, insulated the roofs, wind cheats for the front top half of the hutches and a million-billion length of polythene to do the run roofs. So I now need to it pee down so we can see if we've got any leaks and it all holds together ok and don't pull the aviaries down. I am shattered :(:lol::lol::lol:

bluebunny
07-09-2008, 07:17 PM
You had fun then!:lol:
Piccies please

AlisonA
07-09-2008, 07:19 PM
:wave: I did a similar thing today, I re-roofed my lops run and have put the winter tarpaulin in place. It took all day and my back really aches now but I'm really pleased about how it's turned out.

We need pics of yours though, it sounds like a great feat of engineering :D

SOAD
07-09-2008, 07:37 PM
It was a nightmare, you're going to be disappointed with the pics, should be more exciting than what it is, the time it took it should of been a masterpiece :lol: just took and age to staple all of the sheets on, the pics are just uploading. I feel cheated getting ready for winter is September, but at least now the buns can use their runs in the rain and not sit in their hutches looking miserble and hopefully they will all stay dry, but being as me and Bryn did it probably not :lol:

Becca
07-09-2008, 08:08 PM
We have been doing that today too.I have put perspex over the top of buns and piggies run.Sides are still open until it gets colder.
Just looked at the wether forecast and it is going to be very warm on Friday:roll:Told OH we may have to remove the perspex.
I shan,t tell you what he said:oops::lol::lol:

SOAD
07-09-2008, 08:12 PM
I did take more pics, but photobucket didn't upload them all and it's being mega slow, but that might be because Bryn's playing mario cart on the net, it's so much quicker at work.

Here some

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000220.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000222.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000223.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000225.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000226.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000227.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000228.jpg

You can't really see the clear plastic, we were going to do the sides and bits at the front, but knowing our luck there will be a heat wave tonight and they'll all cook :lol:, run roofs are all covered and top half of the hutches.

I wasn't suppose to be taking piccies of the buns, but one of the rescues (Alexsis) was posing so couldn't resist her being cute :lol:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/Tree4836/P1000224.jpg

SOAD
07-09-2008, 08:13 PM
We have been doing that today too.I have put perspex over the top of buns and piggies run.Sides are still open until it gets colder.
Just looked at the wether forecast and it is going to be very warm on Friday:roll:Told OH we may have to remove the perspex.
I shan,t tell you what he said:oops::lol::lol:


This is what I was worried about :lol:, how much did your perspex cost if you don't mind me asking, I would love something like that, but it cost me 60 just for the sheets.

bluebunny
07-09-2008, 08:16 PM
looks good:wave:

SOAD
07-09-2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks, I am a bit worried that the rain will form on the roofs and pull the whole lot down :oops::lol:

billysmom
07-09-2008, 08:24 PM
:wave: Looks great Tree, i love Alexsis shes really sweet:love:

Becca
07-09-2008, 08:36 PM
Looks great:D
I think it was this guy i got mine from
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4mm-Clear-Acrylic-Perspex-Plastic-Sheet-500x1000mm_W0QQitemZ300204557815QQcmdZViewItem?has h=item300204557815&_trkparms=72%3A985%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C2 40%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Lucy
07-09-2008, 09:45 PM
Glad you got it sorted, and also glad I wasn't in the garden when you did it :lol:
The protest was ok but too many people went in. There were 4 of us and people were generally fairly ignorant as ever. Sunday seems the most popular day. At least it wasn't raining for you and me :lol:

Julia123
07-09-2008, 09:55 PM
See now you are just being posh !!! You could have had a big tenty plastic canope like mine :lol::lol::lol:

Ahhh now you wait till my dear Daddy comes in the week with the gazebos :lol::lol::lol:

Looks great hun - can I hire you to sort out my mess ???? :?:oops:

Cornishlass
08-09-2008, 07:47 AM
Looks great! How big are your aviaries? That is the sort of thing I want but need one 20' long by 6 ' wide.

raine
08-09-2008, 08:54 AM
Has it rained yet?

SOAD
08-09-2008, 09:49 AM
Looks great:D
I think it was this guy i got mine from
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4mm-Clear-Acrylic-Perspex-Plastic-Sheet-500x1000mm_W0QQitemZ300204557815QQcmdZViewItem?has h=item300204557815&_trkparms=72%3A985%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C2 40%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

I will check it out thanks :thumb:

SOAD
08-09-2008, 09:52 AM
Glad you got it sorted, and also glad I wasn't in the garden when you did it :lol:
The protest was ok but too many people went in. There were 4 of us and people were generally fairly ignorant as ever. Sunday seems the most popular day. At least it wasn't raining for you and me :lol:

We've not had rain since, I was having the big owrry they were going to be washed around their runs :lol:, I should of come, although I did hear there was going to be rain tomorrow. The runs actually felt warm this morning too, but that might of been in my head :lol:. I wonder why more people go on a Sunday :?

SOAD
08-09-2008, 09:52 AM
See now you are just being posh !!! You could have had a big tenty plastic canope like mine :lol::lol::lol:

Ahhh now you wait till my dear Daddy comes in the week with the gazebos :lol::lol::lol:

Looks great hun - can I hire you to sort out my mess ???? :?:oops:

:lol::lol::lol:, if you want a hand give me a shout, I can't promise I would be any good, I would have to bring Bryn as he's better than me :oops::lol:

SOAD
08-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Looks great! How big are your aviaries? That is the sort of thing I want but need one 20' long by 6 ' wide.


The averies are all different sizes, but there is more than what there is in the picture, they range from 8.5 x 9.5, 9.5 x 6.5 and we have some smaller 6.5 x6.5. We got underfloor pollytheme from b&Q, you can get it 20 foot long :thumb:

SOAD
08-09-2008, 09:56 AM
Has it rained yet?

No, not yet I am a bit scared :lol:

Steph
08-09-2008, 11:29 AM
Excellent job mate :D You wanna come and do mine :lol:

karen1980
08-09-2008, 11:37 AM
SOAD my oh my your buns are cute!!!

XXX

rabswood
08-09-2008, 12:28 PM
Looks like a job and a half covering that lot. Well done. Hope you don't get too many leaks.

Rabswood

BirdieBun
08-09-2008, 01:42 PM
Looks great mate :thumb:

SOAD
08-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Awwww thanks guys, Steph I will do yours if you want me to :D

Still no rain, bloomin typical, I should of done this about April and guaranteed us all a nice summer :lol:

SOAD
09-09-2008, 09:46 AM
We have rain :D they all stayed dry apart from Zippy and co, there's had a join in the middle as we took of their roof and wrapped the two ends in and stapled it and then screwed the roof back in. Now while the rain is not getting in so they can still enjoy being dry in the rain, it's dripping through the gap and making the floor wet, which gives me the same problem of them walking through it and walking it into their hutch. Bryn'[s getting some silicon today and filling in the join so it will be nice and dry. :D

PS the buns never came out, I think they could hear the rain and assumed it was going to be wet outside, I was trying to push George out and he was looking at me as if to say "are you mad", hopefully they'll realise today they can play out in the rain :lol:

Steph
09-09-2008, 10:31 AM
Yay for dry bunnies :love: Well done you :) Thanks mate :D I have the corrugated plastic on the aviary just need to sort out Jacks and Dempseys.

SOAD
09-09-2008, 12:47 PM
Ah you're posh with your corrugated plastic :lol:, I just asked for some quotes for hutch covers like Netutopia's, it would be nice if they could have them too for the winter, especially the single rescues.

oscarbunny
09-09-2008, 01:02 PM
Whoaaah you have been busy!!! well done. Very funny that they wont come out assuming they will get wet, bless them.

SOAD
09-09-2008, 07:18 PM
Well they didn't get wet, but I nearly calapsed all my runs :oops:, Bryn got home and the were bowing in the middle, we have had to puit drainage holes in, so as long as they don't stand under the holes they wont get wet :oops::oops:

AlisonA
09-09-2008, 07:20 PM
Awww, yeah it's a common problem, what a shame :cry: I've got round it on my lops run by putting a taller stick in the middle so it makes it a bit like a peak on a tent. It seems to have worked so far...

Hugo's There
09-09-2008, 07:21 PM
I gave up with plastic a long time a go, it just isn't worth the hassel. I have corrugated plastic too. It's onlt 5 a sheet and last loads longer than tarpaulin and plastic so works out cheaper in the end :D

SOAD
09-09-2008, 07:23 PM
That is a good idea, what a pain. If we can raise it up a bit we can silicon the holes back up. I am stuck with my original problem that they will be walking the wet back into their hutches. Nightmare, we should of put a slope in :lol:

SOAD
09-09-2008, 07:24 PM
I gave up with plastic a long time a go, it just isn't worth the hassel. I have corrugated plastic too. It's onlt 5 a sheet and last loads longer than tarpaulin and plastic so works out cheaper in the end :D

How long is the sheet? I have such a massive area to cover. I was trying to do it cheap, what a waste of 60 quid :lol::lol:

Hugo's There
09-09-2008, 09:12 PM
How long is the sheet? I have such a massive area to cover. I was trying to do it cheap, what a waste of 60 quid :lol::lol:

The sheets are 6' by 2' but they are very easy to over lap to cover a large area. We are going to put a large avairy up to cover the patio and we will be putting them on top to keep it dry.

The sheets also come in 8' by 2' for only 6 but we couldn't get them in the car :lol:

I'll take a pic tomorrow of the run top I made last weekend with the sheets. It's only small but will give you an idea ( 6' by 5' )

SOAD
09-09-2008, 09:32 PM
Thank you, I may have to look at doing that, does it blow off in the wind?

Hugo's There
10-09-2008, 10:25 AM
Thank you, I may have to look at doing that, does it blow off in the wind?

No because it's screwed on :)

Steph
10-09-2008, 11:18 AM
I have wooden batons keeping mine on :) Selco I think do the corrugated plastic cheaper ;)

Hugo's There
10-09-2008, 11:54 AM
Here are some pics. On this run the sheets are attached to a seperate frame so the whole thing can lift off in summer. When I cover my other 2 runs they will be screwed directly on to the runs

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/HPIM1202.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/HPIM1203.jpg

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii306/hugosthere/HPIM1204.jpg