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Re: Super fine insect net for window

Anyone know where you can you obtain very large pieces of mesh? I'd like to cover the opening of large sliding doors for a winter garden. approx 2.8m x 3m required. All the rolls available online are only 1.5m wide max.
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Old 26.04.2018, 14:35
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Anyone know where you can you obtain very large pieces of mesh? I'd like to cover the opening of large sliding doors for a winter garden. approx 2.8m x 3m required. All the rolls available online are only 1.5m wide max.
There is one in Germany offering 3m wide = buy 3m of it.
They got a finer type too but do mention the air-problem (and considering you guys love draught... )
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Where I am, I install 26 "weaves per inch?", which is about 1mm. It works well against mosquitos. Also 24 per inch, which is a bit wider, should be fine. The problem is, the tighter the weave, the less air and light goes through. These tight nets reduce the air flow quite noticably, and if you have no A/C, you might want to go as wide as possible without getting the little stingy buggers.
True, but if a mesh that small is ok for a computer fan filter, it should work for a window too. No?
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Old 27.04.2018, 00:32
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True, but if a mesh that small is ok for a computer fan filter, it should work for a window too. No?
But that material for computer fan filters - do you get that in window size and - will it cost you your pension?
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Re: Super fine insect net for window

I guess, mesh that fine will constantly clog with dust, at least if I look at my computer, which I have to blow through all the time. But if you fancy a new compressor, it might just be the right excuse to convince the wife that you really need one.
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Re: Super fine insect net for window

Just when I decided to go for the normal mosquito-net, last night my lamp was visited by those tiny tiny what-evers (don't even know if they bite - do they?) which are highly annoying and will easily go through the 1mm holes of the net.

Back to square 1

Does anyone know whether those tiny ones bite? If they don't I might decide to put up with them.
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Just when I decided to go for the normal mosquito-net, last night my lamp was visited by those tiny tiny what-evers (don't even know if they bite - do they?)
If you mean fungus gnats/Trauermücken/Sciaridae, then no, they don't bite. But they need moist soil to lay eggs, and if you have plants at home, they may become a problem.
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Re: Super fine insect net for window

Thanks to those who suggested Aldi/Lidl. We’ve got some lovely yellow jacket nests starting right up next to the stores on several of our windows, not to mention the mosquitoes and flies that will be soon on their way. I found some window netting at Lidl that essentially tapes on—hopefully that will hold in the wind I guess, but they were so cheap I don’t mind finding out.
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Re: Super fine insect net for window

In the US and hiking community, the net that keeps the tiny bastards out is called "no-see-um", for obvious reasons. Hiking in the Arctic would be horrible without it. Google it for more info.
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In the US and hiking community, the net that keeps the tiny bastards out is called "no-see-um", for obvious reasons. Hiking in the Arctic would be horrible without it. Google it for more info.
But I can see them - in fact THAT's what annoys me, they're so nervous.

They look a bit (they're so tiny, let's face it, we don't really know what they look like LOL) like those little bastards who like fruit. But they are not interested in my bananas, they are only interested in light. So they zoom around the lamp all nervously. They also like to sit on my monitor - which is where they finally die (My monitor is the best cleaned item in the house in summer).

I think I will give up trying to find the perfect solution and just go for mosquito-net before summer is over. Obi has a 2.4m one, at least the size-problem is solved now.

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Re: Super fine insect net for window

Hey guys I just wanted to report that I bought an insect net from Amazon for only 20chf and it is brilliant. It was super easy to fix using the velcro tape and the net fastens with magnets that are self-closing with a very smooth and slick action.

I bought the 90x210 size and the only slight thing I would change is to have a 90x220 option, as because I mounted mine on the outside of my door it's a little short (around 10cm). However, 95% of my balcony door entrance is protected from random flying monsters and that's the main thing. For the money, I don't see how this can be beat!

You can get the net here https://www.amazon.de/Apalus-Magneti...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

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