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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.

    Adam
     
  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.

    MATT
     
  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.

    MATT
     
  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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