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Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#1  Unread postby GBov » Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:25 pm


Anyone know? I have been hunting and not finding. 16 gauge all day long but I need it for cage floors.

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https://www.kwcages.com/1-2-x-1-x-14g-x-24-gaw.html

I found this but the price is :shock: really!

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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#2  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:11 pm


did you call Sparr hardware? I used to get mine there
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Post Number:#3  Unread postby GBov » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:21 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:did you call Sparr hardware? I used to get mine there


I looked at their website and didn't see it so I filled out their contact/question page and they should call me back with a no. :lol:

All I need is 16 feet of the stuff!!!

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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#4  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:58 pm


For 14 gauge ,sometimes they did not stock it ,so I had to buy a roll...
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby GBov » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:10 pm


With a 4 by 4 cage, I really want the 14 gauge if I can find it. Its easier on the feets and will take the load across the area.

Who is it that uses electrical conduit for flooring? I remember someone mentioning it so I looked at the price and golly, its even more pricy.

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:30 pm


I use 1/2 inch emt ,$2.28 for a 10 foot piece[at lowes , and it is cheaper if bought in a 10 pack] so I get 5, 2 foot pieces from each stick. that is almost two 10 foot pieces per lin foot.
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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#7  Unread postby GBov » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:33 pm


michaels4gardens wrote:I use 1/2 inch emt ,$2.28 for a 10 foot piece[at lowes , and it is cheaper if bought in a 10 pack] so I get 5, 2 foot pieces from each stick. that is almost two 10 foot pieces per lin foot.



Ah :oops: so that was you! My brain is not working lately. :lol:

How do you secure it? Half inch spacing?

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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#8  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:46 pm


I drill 3/4 inch holes 3/4 deep, in a treated 2x4 with 9/16 " space between holes, when done I put a piece of metal flashing over the exposed 2x4 so they can't chew it.
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Post Number:#9  Unread postby GBov » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:59 pm


Ah, very clear from both your description and the pictures, thank you!

Shall toy with how to tie that into both existing cages and the reuse of the huge cage I found tossed onto the side of the road which sparked off this project in the first place.

Well, that and my trying to give every bunny more room.

How do you cut that conduit?

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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#10  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:12 am


GBov wrote:Ah, very clear from both your description and the pictures, thank you!

Shall toy with how to tie that into both existing cages and the reuse of the huge cage I found tossed onto the side of the road which sparked off this project in the first place.

Well, that and my trying to give every bunny more room.

How do you cut that conduit?


I use a sawzall with a metal blade
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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#11  Unread postby Homer » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:27 am


I've found small rolls of it from time to time at my local Lowes. I've never seen it on their web site though. :?: Been a long time but think it was made by Blue Hawk.

Michael, does that hydraulic oil keep them "running" smoothly? :roll:
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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#12  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:11 am


Homer wrote:I've found small rolls of it from time to time at my local Lowes. I've never seen it on their web site though. :?: Been a long time but think it was made by Blue Hawk.

Michael, does that hydraulic oil keep them "running" smoothly? :roll:


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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#13  Unread postby Homer » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:32 am


Have a few of those around myself. Duck food, rabbit food, cracked corn etc. ;)
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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#14  Unread postby MR Tatt » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:06 pm


Klubertanz Equipment is a good source for cage wire. They actually carry quite a few rolls of wire in the 14g thickness.
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Re: Where to find 14 gauge, 1 x .5 cage wire???

Post Number:#15  Unread postby GBov » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:22 pm


MR Tatt wrote:Klubertanz Equipment is a good source for cage wire. They actually carry quite a few rolls of wire in the 14g thickness.



Thank you! I went with reused wire in one cage and TSC wire in the other. TSC is crap but it should hold up well enough where I used it.

NEXT time, I will get better wire but for now, needs must when the devil drives and that job at least is done.

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