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Offline montauk170

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1/8 or #8 Mesh/Screen
« on: June 08, 2010, 03:16:12 PM »
I've been trying to find the 1/8 MESH at Lowes and Home Depot. They don't sell them. 1/4 is the smallest and that's too big for a bottom screen.
Where do you buy yours? (I'm located in the San Francisco Bay Area - around San Jose to be more precise).

I see they sell aluminum screen that's flexible for window screens but to me it doesn't seem rigid enough.

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Re: 1/8 or #8 Mesh/Screen
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2010, 03:23:10 PM »
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Re: 1/8 or #8 Mesh/Screen
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 04:31:18 PM »
Hardware store like True Value

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Re: 1/8 or #8 Mesh/Screen
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2010, 05:25:00 PM »
I buy it regularly at Orchard Supply Hardware. I think it was about $2.50-2.75 per foot for 24" wide a couple of weeks ago when I last got some.

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Re: 1/8 or #8 Mesh/Screen
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2010, 05:35:30 PM »
My local Ace Hardware orders it in for me. 36"x100' for $90.

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Re: 1/8 or #8 Mesh/Screen
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2010, 06:04:46 PM »
I couldn't find the right stuff locally (and didn't want to pay huge shipping cost for a roll, or wait for shipping), so I used 2 layers of 1/4" mesh (I think?) offset to give the exact same size as the varroa mesh I purchased from Dadant.  It was under $10 for a 25' roll, so I can make alot of SBB's, even doubled up.  Also, if you only need to make a few (and have some other stuff to order), you can buy individual sheets of plastic varroa screen from Dadant (I used one sheet to make 2 partial screened bottom boards and they are only about $2.75 each sheet.
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Re: 1/8 or #8 Mesh/Screen
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2010, 10:24:55 PM »
OSH it is. Thanks!