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Old 08-25-2010, 09:56 PM
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leaf box top

Starting to think about leaf season. I built a box for our stake body dump but am looking for a top. I've seen the mesh tops that are curved up with aluminum poles for added size but can't find them. Anybody know who makes them?
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:00 PM
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DIY with some metal or plastic conduit and a mesh tarp from Lowes/Home Depot.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:06 AM
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I use mesh tarps. I bought them from Northern Tool.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:10 PM
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We used wood sides with wood top...cut like two 1'x'6 vents in the wood (lengthwise) and double lined with screens for ventilation...worked really well.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:57 PM
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I use mesh tarps. I bought them from Northern Tool.
That's where I used to get mine then found them at Harbor Freight for about half of what I was paying at NT.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:37 AM
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That's where I used to get mine then found them at Harbor Freight for about half of what I was paying at NT.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...y=&q=mesh+tarp
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:22 AM
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last year i had a wood top with a big vent on top...this year i will be doing a mesh tarp top
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:42 AM
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One time someone sliced/slashed the top of my buddy's tarp for his leaf box up
(found out when he got on the job)
Pulled out his staple gun and some cheap-o weed block lasted at least the rest of the day!
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:14 AM
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Mesh Tarps are THE way!

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I use mesh tarps. I bought them from Northern Tool.
I have been using them for 20 years+You can access the leaves and pack them why anyone would want a ceiling over their head is their business. Whatever works for everyone else is fine with me I dropped out of the debating society.

Last edited by IDontLikeZeroTurns; 08-30-2010 at 10:15 AM. Reason: missed some text
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:28 PM
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how do you secure the mesh top so it is easy to put on and off
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