2010 Leaf Box construction

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by CTmower, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. turfed

    turfed LawnSite Member
    from MI
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    CT....Gotta question. I'm in the process of building a box myself on a chevy 1 ton dump. I have been up and down on the internet looking for ideas on venting the box. How are you planning to vent it?
     
  2. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    the whole, top is open... seems like a pretty big "vent" to me. Unless I don't understand what you are meaning, please explain. Why would you need a vent anyway?
     
  3. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
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    The top is only open because he isn't done yet. I'm sure he's planning on using a mesh tarp to cover the top and allow it to vent. Also, you don't want to try a leaf box without a vent, you'll soon find out how well you built it.
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  4. xclusive

    xclusive LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,052

    He said he is using a mesh canvas so I would assume that it will cover the top and allow for venting.
     
  5. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    The top will be permanently open it will just have a mesh tarp on top (assuming). That's a vent if I ever saw one. I don't know anyone who builds a leaf box without using a mesh tarp on the top.
     
  6. bradseabridge

    bradseabridge LawnSite Senior Member
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    that. :cool2:
     
  7. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 324

    I bought a 8x10 mesh tarp at Harbor Freight for around $20. Going to use bungey cords to secure it to the tops and sides. Once I get the barn doors built and paint it black, ill then put the tarp on.
     
  8. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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    were you at in ct?
     
  9. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 324

    North central CT.....Windsor Locks, Windsor, Suffield, Enfield, Somers, Ellington, East Windsor, South Windsor area....
     
  10. CTmower

    CTmower LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 324

    Just finished painting the box today.
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    Also built and installed the rear fold out doors. They fold all the way back flat against the sides of the box.
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    Tomorrow Ill be installing the tarp on top and securing it with bungy cords all around. After that install the loader onto the mount and drill some holes in the mount to secure the two together. Lastly drilling a hole in the box to run the exhaust tube from the loader to the box!!
     

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