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Re: New Grids

Post  llama momma on 4/4/2015, 9:00 pm

Can't say for sure but I'm not convinced those would add enough weight to the mini blinds on windy days.  thinking   Mine are solid steel like this - my grids blew around until I added these eye hooks, then the problem was solved.



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Re: New Grids

Post  Turan on 4/4/2015, 9:02 pm

A screw thread looks easier to put in as well.  It would make its own hole or just need a small start.

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Post  Amethyst42 on 4/14/2015, 10:33 pm

I used mini-blind slats last year, and they did alright for the year, but did not over-winter well, and I had to pull them off. Most of them were already mostly worn through in the screw-holes.
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Post  quiltbea on 4/14/2015, 11:25 pm

I started out with venetian blind strips for grids but they were too light and a stiff breeze could dislodge them and if they needed removing, putting them back was like trying to fit wet spaghetti in the bed.  Then I moved on to tomato string because it didn't break in the weather but didn't like having to get beneath the string to weed and suchlike.
Now I use pieces of bamboo or scrap wood strips to make my grids.  I can remove them in a twinkle to rake thru the area to get at young weeds or to mulch or what have you.  If I want a long row as I do my peas, pole beans, lettuce and greens I can do that with the wood scraps.  The grids suit me, they don't rule me.  It works for me.
The best part is they are easily replaced as needed.
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Post  sanderson on 9/24/2018, 2:21 am

New grids!  These are PVC plastic and should last for a while.  The original wood ones, same size, deteriorated after 5 1/5 years. Not bad for thin wood. They are joined at the intersections with machine screws and nuts. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Royal-Mouldings-6578-1-4-in-x-3-4-in-x-8-ft-PVC-Composite-White-Screen-Moulding-0657808049/202089998


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Post  donnainzone5 on 9/24/2018, 1:05 pm

I wish they came pre-cut with hardware.
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Post  trolleydriver on 9/24/2018, 1:31 pm

Very nice Sanderson ... You big spender. I bet those PVC strips cost five times that much in Home Depot Canada.

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Post  countrynaturals Today at 2:42 pm

I have never been successful with grids, but this year I AM DETERMINED! For one thing, I've never had the right materials. This year, I have plenty of beautiful bamboo.

My new garden will be right in the formal backyard, so my grids must be pretty. I think I'll weave colorful yarn, thickly, at the joints. Since the 4th grid in each box will be marigold, I think I'll use shades of orange for the yarn -- must make a color-coordinated design statement doncha know. Rolling Eyes

(If I'm rambling, please forgive me -- I'm facing 10 days of rain and cabin fever has already set in. )
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