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Garage door flyscreen thingy

Discussion in 'Non-Z Related' started by ugame, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. ugame

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  2. TWIN TERROR

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    That is actually a great idea. When I'm in the shed of a night time I have to keep the door down or I tend to give the mossies a free feed.
    Good find.
    Dave
     
  3. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    Dave, you could attach a length of shade cloth on the bottom of your roller door. Might work.

    Since when is the closed garage door mosquito proof. You'll be trapped with some of them in there with you. Need something like this too.

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  4. ugame

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    Actually that's a really good instant cheap alternative.

    Just peg it up, and when you want it, drop it down.

    BOOM!

    Wind would blow it around though so maybe a simple tie down in the corners?
     
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    QLDZDR ID=David

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    Expecting to see photos soon. :cool:
     
  6. ugame

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    Not yet for my garage.

    I need to empty it and begin "operation destroy internal walls and make one massive kick arse gamesroom/garage space"
     
  7. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    Forget about pegs. I bought some magnets on eBay. I will cable tie them to a bit of shade cloth. Whatever the width they sell shadecloth in, will be hung sideways and that will determine the height to raise the garage door. These magnets will hold the shade cloth in place.

    SENT: 20X Super Strong Block Magnets 30 x 10 x 5mm 2 Hole 4mm Rare Earth Neodymium N50
     
  8. TWIN TERROR

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    Putting the door is not mosquito proof I just get a lot less come to feed on me :D. For some reason they find me very attractive to bite :mad:. I leave a fan blowing towards the door if it is open and this does upset them enough to lower the assault. I must say down here this year the numbers have been way down. At work we sometimes use mosquito foggers for special effecst but with smoke juice not mozzie killer. I should have a crack with the mozzie juice to see how well it works.
     
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    Mine is totally mosquito proof. I ripped out my roller door and had installed a double glazed window and sliding door. Sure, I cant put the car in there anymore though :p But I totally added 40m2 of living space (It was already carpeted, walled and insulated). Never once parked a car in there for 6 years and being attached to the house, was sick of all the spiders and other insects that came in through the huge gaps around the door (not to mention freezing in winter and hot in summer).

    I see soooooo many cars in the neighbourhood that do not use the garage for its intended function. Sometimes there will be 3 or 4 cars to a house with a single garage that is just used to store junk. Not cars.
     
  10. QLDZDR

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    Also read that Mosquitoes hate the smell of grapes.
    ...but that beneficial property doesn't transfer to your skin from drinking wine.
     
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    I have thought of something like this before. However attaching it to a panel door doesn't work.

    On the brickwork above the door there is a metal strip which the bricks sit on, this could work for a shade cloth with magnets.
     
  12. QLDZDR

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    You could built a carport infront of your no-car garage and screen that. We are thinking of doing that. Well it is on the list :rofl: :(
     

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