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Standard fiberglass window/door screening 5 20.83%
"No see-um" 20x20 window screening (much finer mesh than standard) 14 58.33%
Tent screening material (very fine and tears easily) 2 8.33%
Mosquito net (as in, buy a Coughlin mosquito net and cut it up) 2 8.33%
Other (specify) 1 4.17%
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Old 06-27-2010, 02:08 PM   #11
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Re: Homemade "Skreenz"

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Heaven forbid! I still have way to much to do on my homebrew -- the punchlist is a mile long. And I haven't figured out how I want to make and attach the side door screens yet!

I'll get photos this weekend and post, so others can try their hand at sewing up a set.
magnets either sewn or glued into the edges that will stick to the vanbody...
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:13 AM   #12
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Re: Homemade "Skreenz"

Sorry to bring back an old thread, but this relates to my issue. Is it possible to use one of the skeater beater screens to cover a window on the penthouse top? I'm guessing not since the tops are fiberglass which would render the magnets useless. Just for future reference is noseeum screening an option for the penthouse tops? The mesh that came standard is simply too big and I have constant issues with bugs slipping through the netting.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:21 PM   #13
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Re: Homemade "Skreenz"

No seeum screens will knock down the air flow big time which is why SMB doesn't use it. But I don't know why you couldn't make screens with a piece of metal sewn into them then use medium strength earth type Magnets on the inside to hold them in place on the outside. It would be difficult to put them in place unless you have zippered screens...maybe a Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool but it still would require 2 people. I actually think your better off with no-seeum door screens and go that route.

Ever see one of these work?
http://www.petmountain.com/product/magn ... &utm_term={keyword}&gclid=CP3b9KvpoLgCFWXZQgodUXMAsw

The concept would be the same
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:50 PM   #14
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Daveb's idea should work. I have recently seen lapel pins that have magnetic backs instead of pins and catches. They work really well.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:31 PM   #15
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Dave I like your idea for the penthouse top. Especially with using the earth magnets to keep it in place. Here's another thought as my main concern is keeping the bugs away from the screen mesh:

I was thinking maybe spraying some deet (bug off on the screens) and see if that might detour them. They say you can spray bug off on your clothes so was wondering about the screens? My concern is I don't want the stuff to end up eating through my screens and having them degrade and fall apart.

Thoughts?
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Old 08-31-2013, 04:00 PM   #16
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Myself I don't like any bug spray and enjoy fresh air. Not to mention what a chemical can do to the fabric and stitching over time, having a breeze laced with some kind of bug spray throws up a red flag IMO. YMMV
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:30 PM   #17
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Permethrin

Permethrin is used to treat mosquito netting in Africa, part of the WHO program. It was recommended to us that went on the Habitat for Humanity 100 home Haiti build to treat our mosquito netting and clothing.

I did sprayed the lower third of my pants , along the belt line and shirt sleeves. Also sprayed my mosquito netting and upper half of socks. Spayed in WELL VENTILATED area (garage with open doors) and let everything air for several days before packing away. No staining, smell or feel.

Because of concern about ticks and lyme disease we spray our camping pants from the knees down at start of summer. Should help protect us in the bush.

Have not used it on SMB window screens yet. Have not had a concern there. Although have had some no-see-ums in our van when we have all the interior lights on at night.

I believe DEET treatment lasts for hours not days and can be hard on fabrics. Permethrin lasts 2-3 months.

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Re: Homemade "Skreenz"

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Sorry to bring back an old thread, but this relates to my issue. Is it possible to use one of the skeater beater screens to cover a window on the penthouse top? I'm guessing not since the tops are fiberglass which would render the magnets useless. Just for future reference is noseeum screening an option for the penthouse tops? The mesh that came standard is simply too big and I have constant issues with bugs slipping through the netting.
No but you can use clips around the top. Or make semi-rigid edge screen inserts for your windows, and put them in when the top is up- I'm thinking just big enough to tuck under the clear plastic zipper edge. The benefit is you could stay inside while putting them up!

Or- if it's a regular problem you could probably make something that works with the bungies that gather the top and thus have it in place when you put the top down/up.
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Re: Homemade "Skreenz"

Thank you for the replies. Was hesitant to start spraying my screens with Off. Like the thoughts on making some no seeum screens to attach around the standard mesh. Will pursue that route, but if anyone has something put together that they use with their penthouse top screens I'd live to see it.

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not for ph top but here's a side door
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