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Winterizing

Post Number:#1  Unread postby ipoGSD » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:06 pm


Hi everyone. Looking for cheap ideas to help winterize my outdoor hutches. I was looking at the greenhouse plastic roofing pieces but i didnt realize they were around 30 bucks a sheet.

I know i could use tarps to help block the wind in the cage part. But I'd prefer not to if i can help it. Just because i want it to look somewhat neat.

Does anyone have any ideas of a hard somewhat clear plastic type thing i can use that wont break the bank to buy? I checker craigs list and couldnt find anything.

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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Oscar » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:27 pm


What's the name of the one it's not glass but it has glass in the name, it's a really hard clear plastic that is really strong and should be cheap at Home Depot

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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#3  Unread postby heritage » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:12 pm


Oscar wrote:What's the name of the one it's not glass but it has glass in the name, it's a really hard clear plastic that is really strong and should be cheap at Home Depot


plexi glass? fiber glass?
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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#4  Unread postby Oscar » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:46 pm


Yea Plexi glass thanks heritage

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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Dwc77 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:26 pm


I used some carpet that I had replaced last winter! It didn't even look to bad to me it slowed that cold north west wind down alot. I wouldn't consider plexiglass cheap by no means around 100 dollars for a 4x8 sheet I think. My rabbits can just look at the back side of carpet :lol:

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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#6  Unread postby bigfoot_158 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:24 am


Could use free skid wood as a wind break.
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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#7  Unread postby Marinea » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:48 pm


I admit I use tarps. But, I cut them to fit and staple them to the wood frames. Very neat, inexpensive, and it works for wind and blowing snow.
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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#8  Unread postby heritage » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:38 pm


How big of a space is it? What about some pretty yet cheap shower curtain liners? WalMart has a pretty big variety, I assume somewhere like Target, Kohls, etc. would as well. I used them along a wood wall to help shield it from urine... pretty red poppies :D
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Re: Winterizing

Post Number:#9  Unread postby bunnychild » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:09 am


I would use a tarp and just make sure it is fitted neatly.
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