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Old 06-25-2009, 05:37 PM
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Look at that enclosure! Looks like the deluxe room at a hotel!
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Thanks to a successful fundraiser I was able to purchase enough concrete slabs to pave the enclosure floor so I can hose it down!

This is going to be fun to lay out in triple digit heat..oh boy:

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I also just ordered a 10 x 10 piece of camo netting to put over the domed ceiling of the coon enclosure:



Thanks for the idea, Kath!!! Remember when you asked me about it? That sparked the idea and I got it pretty cheap from an army surplus store.

That's gonna look cool and will provided shade from the high noon sun. It's going to start to look great here!

Turns out I got 40 extra concrete slabs than I ordered. I suppose they were too lazy to cut the palette open and remove the 40 bricks I didn't order. That's enough for a nice walkway! WHOOHOO!
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I also just ordered a 10 x 10 piece of camo netting to put over the domed ceiling of the coon enclosure:



Thanks for the idea, Kath!!! Remember when you asked me about it? That sparked the idea and I got it pretty cheap from an army surplus store.

That's gonna look cool and will provided shade from the high noon sun. It's going to start to look great here!

Turns out I got 40 extra concrete slabs than I ordered. I suppose they were too lazy to cut the palette open and remove the 40 bricks I didn't order. That's enough for a nice walkway! WHOOHOO!

Are you gonna cement them together
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:33 PM
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It looks that way, yes.

Here's my plan: I have to get those bricks into the enclosure first. Right now they are on the wrong side of the fence, so I have to take a piece of that down first. Then I use the dolly and get the bricks to the enclosure.

I have to empty the enclosure and figure out where to put the 3 girls in the meantime and then clean the floor (which is going to be a pain, because we had just put wire mesh down so the girls won't dig out) out and see if I can get it leveled somewhat.

Then I was going to lay the bricks diagonally. I was going to fill in the gaps with concrete later and when that's dry, I want to use some of the sealant stuff that makes the surface real smooth and that ya can paint later on.

Do you think that's gonna work? Lets assume I don't find any help...I can work on that 2 hours every day in the morning before it gets too hot. Takes me a week maybe. Or a month? LOL
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yep ,If you seal it I would not worry about painting it, that only leads to head aches
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As long as I can hose it off and the water runs off, I don't care too much what it looks like and if I can save myself a headache, I certainly will! Thanks!
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