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Shuter
10-30-2003, 02:15 PM
Looking for ideas for venting a leaf box, that is easy to install and works well. Thanks

Boycea
10-30-2003, 02:48 PM
What is your current leaf box constructed of? If it is metal you can easily weld in a piece of expanded metal with a 1/4 inch grating. That is what I'm using and it seems to work fine so far. If it is wood you could use the tarps that everyone else uses.

Adam

walker-talker
10-30-2003, 02:54 PM
My box is 13.5' in length. I am thinking of tacking down a mesh tarp with 2" slats of wood completely around the top border of the box and round the edges.

MATT

Shuter
10-30-2003, 03:28 PM
The box is mounted on a dump trailer and is made out of plywood. I was thinking of using a apinters tarp for a section of the top.

Phishook
10-30-2003, 03:31 PM
Try a mesh wire. Just tack it down with a staple gun, or put wood around it.

I had a roll of it, not sure what it's called. Like 1/4'' holes.

wriken
10-30-2003, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Phishook
Try a mesh wire. Just tack it down with a staple gun, or put wood around it.

I had a roll of it, not sure what it's called. Like 1/4'' holes.

thats what I used, believe its for doing cement work, like to put texured paint on a basement wall. You can get it at HD.

walker-talker
10-30-2003, 05:50 PM
Last spring I used a mesh tarp used for covering trees while transporting them. It worked well other than being too short and leaking around the top where there was not a good seal.

MATT

General Grounds
10-30-2003, 07:27 PM
:blob3: i use soffit vents cut in every 2 feet along the top edge of the roof on both sides works very well. my leaves fall out in a 12" tightly packed block. tony

dfor
10-30-2003, 07:39 PM
Buy this mesh tarp and you will be fine. Lets plenty of air out and the holes aren't too big. You don't want to use anything where leaf particles will be flying out. Just air.

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/...tegoryId=224714

Rich's Lawn Care
10-30-2003, 07:45 PM
mesh tarp like this

mike9497
10-30-2003, 09:13 PM
mesh tarp son

mdb landscaping
10-30-2003, 09:19 PM
i like to go with the metal mesh......