First of all, my puppy, Dolce came home with me today. Very exciting times for my family and I
However, as some of you know, my friend has given me his old wire crate and it was completely dismantled when I got it. I'm not very sure how to put it together right now and I'm not even sure if there are any missing pieces. I have all the sides to the crate, but I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a long "Pin" of some kind that I should slide through all the loops? Or do all the sides just link together using the loops that are on it? I cant seem to latch them all together.
It sounds like my old crate. If it has loops that fit together on the corner then you should have 4 long post that would fit in each of the corners and I can't remember how the top went. I know the bottom had loops that you fit the bottom through and then lift the sides up. I wonder if you can buy replacement post. Unfortunately my old crate didn't have a manufacturer name on it and I ended up just replacing the whole thing because I couldn't find a new pan and divider that would fit it.
Yup, you need the drop pins, like everyone else has said. Those type of crates are too much work, I love the fold down ones much better. Less assembly and much easier to move around.
If you are in search of a crate at a good deal, go to feed stores or tractor supply stores, or craigslist, your newspaper, garage sells, or look for ads in pet stores.
You can buy replacement loops more than likely online if you need to do so.