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Hi all. tomorow I am going to look for those rollup blinds you can get and I will be using them to stop rain getting in my aviary.

I would like the ones very similar to Dave Mcminn's.

Dave or any other member that has these, Can you please tell me where to get them from and what the price is?

They would have to be waterproof and rust proof.

 

Thanks all.

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Any answers for Pearce ??

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I was given one that i have on the side of my aviary. its just over a meter wide and i believe it was around $100 new. They are expensive, but good :) Not sure where it came from. I am sure bunnings would have some - they have everything :bow:

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Sorry, I did not see the thread.

 

I bought mine from Bunnings, and they were something like $120 each. price depends on the width.

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I saw them at Bunnings last week and yes about the price Dave said and extra dollars for the brackets etc. :rofl:

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Last year I used cheap tarps to protect my aviary They are great budget water protection (you can get them for about $2 each), however they don't let any precious winter sun or light into the aviary.

 

So I made some of my own plastic blinds today, instead of purchasing a blind which is quite expensive. I went to Clark Rubber and found some PVC which is generally used for table cloths. It comes in different thicknesses and I found that .3mm was probably sufficent. It's not rated for outside used because over the years it will break down. But I will be removing it in the Spring anyway. You can buy it by the metre, about $13 per metre, and the width of the roll was 1.8m, which is about the width of my wire. (Unlike the Bunnings blinds which the standard width was 90cm with a 2.4 m drop, which it a bit too long for my wire) I then purchased a tool to punch eyelets into the plastic (cost about $10) to attach the plastic to the wire with cable ties. On one side of the aviary I attached a small length of polly pipe with cloth tape so I can roll it up on the nice days, (this side is also under my veranda, so it really is more for wind protection than rain protection). On the otherside I just fastened all around using cable ties.

 

All up it cost me about $50 instead of hundreds, and I have left over plastic for any breeding cages that might need protection too!

 

Some pictures:

 

The front with the blind rolled up

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The front with the blind down

DSC04666.jpg

 

Side of aviary

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very good blinds Kazzy. Saves some money. I need for year round use, so that is why i spent the money, and they came with the brackets.

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Last year I used cheap tarps to protect my aviary They are great budget water protection (you can get them for about $2 each), however they don't let any precious winter sun or light into the aviary.

 

So I made some of my own plastic blinds today, instead of purchasing a blind which is quite expensive. I went to Clark Rubber and found some PVC which is generally used for table cloths. It comes in different thicknesses and I found that .3mm was probably sufficent. It's not rated for outside used because over the years it will break down. But I will be removing it in the Spring anyway. You can buy it by the metre, about $13 per metre, and the width of the roll was 1.8m, which is about the width of my wire. (Unlike the Bunnings blinds which the standard width was 90cm with a 2.4 m drop, which it a bit too long for my wire) I then purchased a tool to punch eyelets into the plastic (cost about $10) to attach the plastic to the wire with cable ties. On one side of the aviary I attached a small length of polly pipe with cloth tape so I can roll it up on the nice days, (this side is also under my veranda, so it really is more for wind protection than rain protection). On the otherside I just fastened all around using cable ties.

 

All up it cost me about $50 instead of hundreds, and I have left over plastic for any breeding cages that might need protection too!

 

Some pictures:

 

The front with the blind rolled up

DSC04663.jpg

 

The front with the blind down

DSC04666.jpg

 

Side of aviary

DSC04664.jpg

Great job Kazzy. I was telling Pearce about the plastic you buy by the metre, just last night :(

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The blinds from bunizzing are good! i got my first blind from there and for my 2nd avairy i got the same size blind for real cheap at the year before boxing day sales at SPOT LIGHT. easy to roll up and down, lets the light in, and stops the wind and rain.

 

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Jarryd :)

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well done.

 

How much was the spotlight one? I never thought to go there.

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