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Venting leaf box??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Shuter, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Looking for ideas for venting a leaf box, that is easy to install and works well. Thanks
  2. Boycea

    Boycea LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 451

    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.

  3. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    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.

  4. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    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.
  5. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    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.
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    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.
  7. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    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.

  8. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :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
  9. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

  10. Rich's Lawn Care

    Rich's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 376

    mesh tarp like this

    my pictures.jpg

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