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4x4 inch mesh panels

Postby Vata Raven » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:13 am

I was looking into welded panels, and came across these

4ft in height & 20ft length, using a 4x4in grid, using 6 gauge wire
https://www.hootensteel.com/ProductDeta ... Code=420HP

Would this be fine for a fox, or should I overlap one side (the side the animal can't chew at) with another fence with a smaller mesh?

Update: Okay, so I played with a ruler, 4 inches looks a lot bigger when you do look at it. Thought, I still think the panels are a good deal.

What's a good mesh size to overlay onto one side? Should I also go work a welded second layer, just go for a much weaker gauge?
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Re: 4x4 inch mesh panels

Postby pat » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:46 am

why 4ft high?

I personally used a heavey gauge dog kennel. put it against my house. made it a 10x20.6 ft high.
one nice thing about the kennels, a door is included.

I have had my fox/raccoon enclosure for 14 years, and never had a problem with.
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Re: 4x4 inch mesh panels

Postby Ash » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:00 pm

I think she would combine them to make them taller.

Ifrit would probably be able to fit through a 4x4'' whole, especially if the wiring was flexible. I personally don't suggest anything less than 4x2''. But you could overlap like you said and that would take care of the issue.

I don't see the specs on the panels, but as long as it's not less than 14 gauge then I think you'd be okay.
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Re: 4x4 inch mesh panels

Postby Vata Raven » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:50 pm

Ash wrote:I think she would combine them to make them taller.

Yeah, that's my plan, stack two panels to make an 8ft tall fence wall.

That panels themselves are 6 gauge, so they stand on their own (so I imagine that's not a flexible gauge thickness) , that's why I want to use it as a fence base. I'm trying to look for a way to clip fencing together. I remember watching a video where someone used this tool to clamp a small, circular metal pieces around to fence panels to keep them in place.

Also, I think I'll just overlay a 2x4in mesh fence across the bottom half; I don't see the top half being a chewing issue. Maybe, if/when I setup a walking shelves that runs across the whole length, I'll go back and overlay the top section because the animal can now reach the height.
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Re: 4x4 inch mesh panels

Postby Ash » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:32 pm

Oh, wow. I may have to look into those now that I know the gauge. They look like really nice panels.
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Re: 4x4 inch mesh panels

Postby Vata Raven » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:07 pm

Yeah, they are utility panels; they're purpose is to fence in farming animals. They also have a 4 gauge versions of the panels, but I'm not sure what the price on those are.

http://www.okbrandwire.com/utility-panels.htm
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Re: 4x4 inch mesh panels

Postby Vata Raven » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:48 pm

@Ash Here is the 4x16ft utility panel from Tractor Supply; they do not have the 4x20ft listed.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/produc ... panel-6-ga

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