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bluebunny
06-05-2006, 07:40 AM
For ages now ive wanted to make a large outdoor run but i couldnt afford to buy stuff to make one
I had two fold down 4ft runs so i had this great idea of taking two sides off each one and attaching them together but ive just took each side off,but the two joins at the top meet which means there is about a 2" gap down each side i just wanted to use the screws to join them back together,so how do i fill the gaps in now?

maxbun
06-05-2006, 07:43 AM
I'm afraid I can't offer any advice, but I'd thought of doing the same - I have a 6ft run and was going to buy a second to add to it. I look forward to seeing the suggestions made!!
Jane

Jayney
06-05-2006, 07:51 AM
i did the same thing, i bought some metal plates from b&q with pre drilled holes in them they were about 5x2inches and i used those to attach the runs

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 07:52 AM
i did the same thing, i bought some metal plates from b&q with pre drilled holes in them they were about 5x2inches and i used those to attach the runs
Do you have a pic?

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 07:57 AM
Heres the problem
without ripping the top off im not sure what to do
ive got nothing here i can fill the gap with
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f48/madstaff/1115.jpg

Jayney
06-05-2006, 07:57 AM
give me 5 minutes and i will have :D

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 07:57 AM
give me 5 minutes and i will have :D
thanks :)

Jayney
06-05-2006, 08:02 AM
here we go

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e171/bobsy81/run002.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e171/bobsy81/run001.jpg

hope these are helpful

Jayney
06-05-2006, 08:04 AM
if you used them sideways and screwed them in im sure they would fill the gap nicely

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 08:04 AM
Was the gap the same as mine?
How many did you use and what are they called?

Jayney
06-05-2006, 08:07 AM
the gap was slightly narrower than yours but not much

not sure what they are called but they were in the section near the hinges and they do come in lots of different sizes

Azraelm
06-05-2006, 08:11 AM
maybe you could get some narrow pieces of wood slightly wider than the gap, drill and then screw them in?

Or if you are not going to be moving it around much use a few small pieces of wood to attach the sides to each other, and then cover with wire to fill any remaining gaps?

Or use hinges to attach at the top as there doesn't look like there's a gap there and wire down the sides?

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 09:08 AM
the gap was slightly narrower than yours but not much

not sure what they are called but they were in the section near the hinges and they do come in lots of different sizes
Did you take anything off to make the gap narrow?

**Bonnie**
06-05-2006, 09:35 AM
whu can't you join it with mesh????

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 09:54 AM
whu can't you join it with mesh????
Cause ive not got any :?
I cant get any only a £25 roll.and i done need much

**Bonnie**
06-05-2006, 09:55 AM
shame you haven't got a Wilkinsons near you they do galvanised mesh for about £4.00!

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 09:56 AM
shame you haven't got a Wilkinsons near you they do galvanised mesh for about £4.00!
Really?
i didnt know they sold it in there,will get off to wilkos :)

bluebunny
06-05-2006, 10:39 AM
Well ive just finished painting it,and now its chucking it down so i wont get to finish it today :(
Also while i was packing everything away i realised i dont need to buy any wire as i removed the two end panels one its being used as a roof the other i can take to peices and fill the gaps with the wire off the panel :oops: (silly me!)