How to Assemble Dog Kennel- Roof Assemble Tips

How to Assemble Dog Kennel- Roof Assemble Tips

From dog kennel installation post we walked through some tips on how to set up a BINGO chain link dog kennel run, but we stopped at the part where we thought everything is all good to go. It indeed was on that bright and sunny afternoon.

About 2 weeks later, on a Monday morning after a weekend of rain and storm,  I came to our site only to find this:

Almost immediately, I figured it was the issues we’ve had from the stories I heard from Customer Service Team!

“The water pooling on top of the dog run roof and weigh the cover down!”

On top of mind, a few comments over the years even mentioned this tremendous weight eventually made the roof collapse.

Does this sound like the problem or issue you are getting? Then you will be surprised on how easy to fix this!

All I did was took a close look and found this was because the elastic loops wasn’t being tied ‘further down’ enough.

I tied these elastic ties about 1 grid down since I was sure it should not be too much further downwards to risk the rip and tear of fabric around the metal rings.

You want to stretch flat on the tarp enough to stop water pooling, so when it rains, the water would just run down on both sides along the sloped tarp.

At the time, I just thought: Hmmmm, let’s see how this goes.  And walked away, completely had this out of my mind.

It is about another 2 -3 weeks now and I am happy to announce: IT WORKED!

We’ve had a rough week with the wind and occasional rain, a couple of heavy rain during the week and strong wind.

At the end, all it happened was how the strong wind blown the Dog Run and moved it a bit – this is because the only spot we could display these large outdoor products was on our open grass ground, while nothing should really be installed in open area though considering about safety when it comes to residential areas.

So please do get your BINGO Dog Run anchored to the ground if you ever need to and by this shared tip, you should no longer get water pooling.

At least it did not happen at all ever since!

Come and check it out by visiting TreasureBox Auckland show room on North Shore during business days ❤

How to Assemble Dog Kennel- Assemble Tips

How to Assemble Dog Kennel- Assemble Tips

BINGO Dog Run Kennel 2.3x2.3x1.2m with Roof

Our team has been waited sooo lonnnng for this day – to actually assemble a BINGO Dog Run and to see how it is.

We have been getting quite a bit enquiries on assembly or on the parts and details, but it made it difficult sometimes for our team not being able to go and check on one whenever we need to. Now we finally got a chance to! Yay!

I have been observing the ‘construction’ progress and wooo that was something amazing to me, given I am seriously bad at DIYs myself.

So by thinking about there might be others like me out there, wanting to get one of these handy runs but just anxious about installations, I think I might be able to help a little by pointing out some tips.

1. Start with base -> Support vertical poles -> Complete frame -> Netting

Building on the frame would be rather straight forward and I think the hardest part at this point, is the ‘adjusting’ part as you see there are many adjustable points such as how much gap you wish to leave by adjusting the height of gate; and where exactly do you need your auto lock to be installed.

2. Expanding & tidying chain link mesh

It’s not a surprise the mesh comes in separate roll and this would be the step when things could go wrong from the stories I’ve heard from our Customer Services Team. It is important to have extreme patience at this step – and believe it or not, this would be the best advise! I got driven mad just by watching this process on the side you see!

Just remember, take it really slow and gentle, do NOT ever apply force or to pull the mesh. Otherwise you will definitely end up with tangled mess and those chained grids change their shapes and no longer being squary – and you are going to spend much more time on fixing it.

Then I talked to my colleague about this, and he said if you have experience in these by working with mesh before then most likely you’ll be fine, because ALL chain link mesh works like this.

I am going to share maybe a few videos once we have them available on our Youtube link to show you on some common problems you may overcome while working with these chain link mesh.

3.  Go into details

This is when you have most of the structure completed and it is now time to work on details including gate locks final adjustments and mesh adjustments.

I’ve pointed out a few points on below image:

The round circled area represents hooks and lock. The bottom rectangular area is the part where you could decide how much gap you want to leave.

Locks are just about where do you want it to be and work on height.

Chain link adjustments on the other hand would be a bit more challenging – you need a hand to help you on pulling the whole sheet of mesh so they are nice and tight. This is a step where you might thought: Oh no! It is not long enough to cover the whole frame.

Think twice, because we’ve found this is most likely due to your mesh wasn’t pulled further and tight enough. At the end, use the hooks supplied and set the mesh into places.

Use the metal ties to fix both top and bottom of mesh onto the Dog Run frame. Tip: Try to leave the ties facing outwards not inwards where your pet might accidentally getting hurt by the ties.

4. Roof frame installation

Well if your model doesn’t come with a roof then you are pretty much done now. Otherwise follow the steps and get the roof installed.

The only tip at this step is to install pole 7+8 first and adjust pole 5+6 and yes it is a 2-men job.

 

5. Canopy tarp

We put on the tarp as advised from the instructions but just for the heads up it wasn’t enough.

I am going to briefly explain dog kennel roof assembly as we didn’t realise this tip until 2 weeks later.

 

 

Anyways!!! YAY! If you are interested and wanting to check Bingo Dog Run out before placing your order – pop in to see TreasureBox as you could do both on site now!