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So it arrived today.. Other half has built it... Lots of moaning and annoying sounds from him so I stayed away.... It's sat on the table where it will stay but he is talking about screwing the cage grids to a board to stop it moving about ....... I am sure this ain't a good idea... Already he made holes in the top of the Correx and put additional cable ties but then the Correx wasn't sitting on the actual table .... I don't want him to do this so any other tips to keep it more stable on the table ?!?! Although I think it will be fine!
 

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I am no expert by any means but what about , a baton frame attached to the table to sit the grids in , you know the ones you get for putting curtain rails , maybe a picture might help.
 

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I am no expert by any means but what about , a baton frame attached to the table to sit the grids in , you know the ones you get for putting curtain rails , maybe a picture might help.
he has just shown me what he means ... he is worried that as the Correx and cage are not attached together as such, that if it should ever get knocked off the table ( god forbid ) it would fall apart.. if that makes sense..
 

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As long as the table is bigger than the cage I don't see why it wouldn't be stable! Mine has lots of cable ties holding it all together and it's pretty stable anyway, but even if it's not I don't see how it would be a problem as long as the correx is sturdy :)
 

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Oh right I see , have you got a base on the cage ,the grids on the bottom ?
 

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As long as the table is bigger than the cage I don't see why it wouldn't be stable! Mine has lots of cable ties holding it all together and it's pretty stable anyway, but even if it's not I don't see how it would be a problem as long as the correx is sturdy :)
the table is slightly smaller than the cage but i can't have it on the floor cos of my bad leg and back.... might have to add a bit to the table...
 

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I think if you have grids underneath that is a good idea taking into account your table is slightly smaller.
 

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I don't think you get the grids for the base , but if you were worried about it falling apart then adding grids to the base would keep its form and stop the correx falling through ,but probably not necessary guess someone is going to knock the cage off the table.
 

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thanks everyone... slightly stressing after waiting so long for one and now feel like i know nothing !
 

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Aw no don't feel like that. There's always problems during building c&c cages. :) I think your partner has got a good idea attaching the correx to the grids, I shouldn't think you need to add anymore once he's done that.
 

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Aw no don't feel like that. There's always problems during building c&c cages. :) I think your partner has got a good idea attaching the correx to the grids, I shouldn't think you need to add anymore once he's done that.
he had a tool like a hole puncher and it was ok.. maybe if he lowers them a bit then the Correx will sit better on the table..
 

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It'll be ok, grids for the base would seem the best solution or a bigger table lol Could you use the grids from the loft to use for the base for now and just have a 2x4 then add the loft at a later date when you get some more grids?
 

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It'll be ok, grids for the base would seem the best solution or a bigger table lol Could you use the grids from the loft to use for the base for now and just have a 2x4 then add the loft at a later date when you get some more grids?
I daren't suggest that now he has put it all together and put loads of cable ties on it lol ! Just hoping they can make it up the ramp.. it does seem a bit steep but when the fleece etc is on it they will have some grip !
 

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Did you get 4mm correx , I think it would be fine , I have 2mm but it's on the floor so substantial enough , 4mm secured with ties would make it sturdy
 
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