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Old 03-14-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Enclosure screens

Judy wants to sew the new enclosures for HEY JUDE, has the old ones to patten off of, bought the recommended SailRite sewing machine & lots of stuff to begin.* The one thing she didn't think to order was the*screen material & when she called today they said they didn't sell any, that to use screen material from a box store.* I'm reluctant to do that until it's proven correct.

Anyone have screen material recommendations?
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:11 AM   #2
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RE: Enclosure screens

Our local Home Depot has a large section dedicated to screening material. Lot's of descriptive verbiage about what to use for what.
Take a look.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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RE: Enclosure screens

We do not need screens the boat is air conditioned.* *

The Seattle/Puget Sound as a whole does not have many flying insects.* In the summer we have a bug zapper but not many bugs get zapped. *Also the easiest is to point a fan at the opening as they will not fly.*Stores keep bugs out with an air curtain/negative pressure inside.* You ever go in a store and have your hair wind blown messed up?**
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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RE: Enclosure screens

Any large hardware supply will have perfectly good screen materials. I'm not sure about Lake Travis, but here in south Florida, regular screen material won't do for us. We need to buy the screens made to keep out the no-see-ums. Be sure and NOT get the metal screen materials. Chuck
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RE: Enclosure screens

I got the pieces and parts for mine from mosquitocurtains.com.* They were very helpful about making sure I had everything I needed to complete my project.* I ended up using magnets from kjmagnetics instead of the ones I bought from mosquito curtains.* Matt counter sunk them into the wood on the door frame and they are very inconspicuous.* Two small round magnets on each side of the door.*
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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RE: Enclosure screens

Any one try this or something like it for the cabin doors? they seem to work well (on TV anyway) and are inexpensive.

https://www.buymagicmesh.com/?tag=im...a_bid=d330313e

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Yea, buy one, get one free for $19.95 plus P&H. It's closer to $50 once they add everything up. I hear Wal-Mart has some similar items for a lot cheaper.
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RE: Enclosure screens

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I got the pieces and parts for mine from mosquitocurtains.com.* They were very helpful about making sure I had everything I needed to complete my project.* I ended up using magnets from kjmagnetics instead of the ones I bought from mosquito curtains.* Matt counter sunk them into the wood on the door frame and they are very inconspicuous.* Two small round magnets on each side of the door.*
You'll need those screens for the nights at Mildred Island this summer, PG.* Those little gnats come for a visit with a million of their closest friends.* Once we trusted our screens there, only to have those little buggers find the gaps we had not yet noticed. Had to break out the shop vac to clean 'em all up.

I like the look of those Magic Mesh screens.*
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RE: Enclosure screens

I purchased the Magic Mesh screens a few weeks ago for a total of $35.66 ($19.99 plus S&H) and you buy one set and get one set free. *They are plastic thread, glued on seams, with light weight magnets. *The vertical pattern in the mesh varies somewhat along the length of the screen. *Self sticking velcro is supplied to attach them to the door frame. Also, made in China, of course.*

I got a tailor to cut them down to match the size of the salon door and decided to purchase a better velcro and have it sewn on the screen. *The next step is glue the velcro to the door frame. *I'll let you know how well they work. *
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Thanks all for your suggestions. Will post when we decide what material we'll use.
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