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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 16 10:42 am    Post subject: Stainless steel (or possibly rigid plastic) mesh  Reply with quote    

I need some metal or plastic mesh as follows:

13 holes to the inch, or 7 to the cm. 265x382 mm (2 of)
39 holes to the inch or 17 to the cm 265x382 mm (4 of)

I have tried nylon mesh but it's too saggy. I need something more rigid. I can find the right grade of mesh, but it's too small to fit in the boxes. Obviously I can cut a larger sheet down. I'm not comfortable with aluminium for this purpose.

Incidentally, it's to put my meal worms on, so the eggs, beetles, baby worms and grown up worms are kept separate automatically.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1449
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 16 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

here you go

Expect delivery on a massively oversize lorry

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 5790
Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 16 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Most ceramics supplies companies sell spare mesh for "lawns" (ie sieves)

Lorrainelovesplants



Joined: 13 Oct 2006
Posts: 6453
Location: Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 16 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

weldmesh. We have a near complete roll (used for chicken runs), but are too far from you.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 16 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
here you go

Expect delivery on a massively oversize lorry


Bother, they can't do the dimensions I need.

Lorraine, weld mesh would be much too large. The holes I need are 0.5mm and 1-2 mm. My kitchen sieve is closer to 3mm (I could do with some weld mesh for the bottom of my quail run, but you're right, it's an awfully long way!)

I'll try ceramic suppliers next.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1449
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 16 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
onemanband wrote:
here you go

Expect delivery on a massively oversize lorry


Bother, they can't do the dimensions I need.

............. The holes I need are 0.5mm and 1-2 mm......


You sure ?

Aperture size 0.46mm
Sold by square foot from 1.22m wide roll.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32591
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i happen to be sitting next to a bit of 3 by 2 mm hole flyscreen in stainless steel which might do for the larger size one .i need that bit but if you are stuck pm me and i will pop and have a look in our local hardware emporium ,iirc they had other sizes as well as other materials .

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you looked on Amazon?

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very fine meshes are made for silk screen work (they are usually polyester or wire these days). They must have a range of meshes one of which will suit you. Try to go direct to the supplier as art suppliers will probably only have the finer grades. Sorry I can't help further but I haven't done that sort of silk screening for about 40 years.

Chez



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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was going to try these. You would want 10 or 20 mesh. I know it's not quite long enough, but could you leave 4cm at either end of the original draw bottom?


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mesh-Woven-Stainless-Steel-sheet/dp/B00B6CBMR6/ref=pd_sim_201_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TK2Z3BQ0AVKCMW3QHVED

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

onemanband wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
onemanband wrote:
here you go

Expect delivery on a massively oversize lorry


Bother, they can't do the dimensions I need.

............. The holes I need are 0.5mm and 1-2 mm......


You sure ?

Aperture size 0.46mm
Sold by square foot from 1.22m wide roll.


Oooh. That looks good.

(I am investigating the same thing as WW)

ETA: It's 35 mesh and 10 mesh.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14739
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
onemanband wrote:
wellington womble wrote:
onemanband wrote:
here you go

Expect delivery on a massively oversize lorry


Bother, they can't do the dimensions I need.

............. The holes I need are 0.5mm and 1-2 mm......


You sure ?

Aperture size 0.46mm

Sold by square foot from 1.22m wide roll.


Oooh. That looks good.

(I am investigating the same thing as WW)

ETA: It's 35 mesh and 10 mesh.


I emailed and they replied and said they had nothing in 'them sizes' I found the whole website a pain, which is why I emailed and they said no (I did point out I could cut down larger dimensions)

Amazon and eBay have a couple of places with the right aperture sizes, but all in a4 sheets, which are too small. I've already cut the bottoms, so I need the right sizes. Gah, no wonder I everyone thinks I'm bonkers.

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 35818
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, I didn't realise you'd already cut them. Could you put the A4 sheets in a frame and attach the frame to the bottom?

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14739
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Possibly. It would be much, much easier to buy sheets the right size, though. How hard can it be?!

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1449
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 16 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:


I emailed and they replied and said they had nothing in 'them sizes' I found the whole website a pain, which is why I emailed and they said no (I did point out I could cut down larger dimensions)


Yeh their website does need some work - sods law it's always the bit you want that has no(or the wrong)description. Other than that and the massive lorries, they are a good resource for metal items. I mainly use for handrailing and gate parts. Their mesh accessories might be of interest to some on here - I recently knocked up a rooftop cat run for a customer using mesh and their clips and brackets.

You said nylon mesh is too saggy - what about supporting it in on a sheet of, say, 1inch steel mesh ?

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