Dog Deterrent Trash Can
My wife rescued a dog some time back. The dog had lived on the street for a while before we came to be the owners.
The dog had a nasty habit of getting into our trash can, all the time, I tried all sorts of remedies but they were annoying to say the least. 1st we put the trash in the utility room, but this was troublesome to go back and forth, then we bought a different style can (see image) and she still managed to pull garbage from it. I started placing heavy items on the lid, but again this was a nuisance.
I had some rolling duffle bag straps (that I salvaged) from a duffle bag that had become useless a few years back. So It hit me, I gathered the strap, nuts, bolts, washers, ect. from my utility / work shop room.
Ø Strap (new or salvaged) appx. $0.50
Ø 2x nuts appx. $0.20
Ø 2x bolts appx. $0.20
Ø 2x locking washers appx. $0.20
Ø 2x washers appx. $0.20
Ø 1x hinge appx. $2.00
Ø 1x Hook and loop (Velcro) w/sticky backing appx. $3.50
Ø Thread and needle appx.$2.00
Loctite Clear Power Grab (Or some filler that will get hard i.e. JB weld) appx. $5.00
Approximate cost if you have none of the items listed: $13.80
Step 1: Fill Clasp Void
Please forgive me. This is my first Instructable!!! Also, I would like to apologize, I have no "during process" photos.
With appropriate hinge, place one side into back side of clasp secure with your bolts. (do not put the nuts or washers on at this point.
Fill back cavity with: Loctite Clear Power Grab (Or some filler that will get hard i.e. JB weld)
Leave threaded bolt in place till it is dry, (this is for load bearing), once dry remove bolts by simple unscrewing them. hinge should be secure to the open ended clasp.
Step 2: Mount Open Clasp
Where you mount the open clasp will depend on the length of your strap that is attached to the locking clasp... I used center from left to right and appx. 5 inches from front to back, I wanted wy strap to make a soft bend over the front of the trash can lid.
locking washer should be next to the nut and then normal washer next to the trash can lid.
Step 3: Sewing the Hook Loop
Secure your "hook Loop" to your strap, be smart about what you use. I used nylon string with my nylon strap.
Step 4: Secure the Other "hook Loop"
Attache your clasps, attach your "Hook Loop" (Velcro) to the other side. peal the sticky cover off, and apply the sticky side to the trash can.