How to not do things

We have been cleaning up the yard lately and one thing led to another.  Pictured is how the previous owner put screening over the basement window wells to keep the leaves out.

Never use chicken wire horizontally

As you can see the chicken wire has a hexagon shaped mesh which is best for wiring chickens in.

Stop-sign shaped mesh stretches and deforms

The mesh stretches and sags when heavy leaves are on it.

1/4 inch mesh in galvanized steel

Steel mesh with a strong configuration should take more weight and not sag out of shape as much.  We fastened it into the wood of the window well with short screws put through a big washer.  I hope this works well.

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1 Comment

  1. Theron said,

    December 15, 2009 at 2:30 AM

    Good advice


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