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Old 11-23-2015, 09:51 AM   #1
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Is the screen material used by FR sufficient for No-seeums?
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:52 AM   #2
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Since I can't "see-um", I don't know!
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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I don't think anything can keep ALL the critters out.
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No.
The typical window screen is 18x16 mesh per square inch, .011 diameter.
No-See-Um screening is 20x20 mesh, .013 diameter.
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I think they may use something a bit smaller than standard window screen......just curious if it's small enough to keep these guys at bay while in Key West next month.
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I think they may use something a bit smaller than standard window screen......just curious if it's small enough to keep these guys at bay while in Key West next month.
I gave you the specifications on no see ums screen just above.
It is a tighter weave with larger strands which makes the holes much smaller.
Your RV does not have screens that will keep out noseeum bugs.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:41 PM   #7
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Well alrighty then
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I gave you the specifications on no see ums screen just above.
It is a tighter weave with larger strands which makes the holes much smaller.
Your RV does not have screens that will keep out noseeum bugs.

I can agree with the expert on this one as well. Only from practical experience. We make sure the windows are closed at sunset or they will come in and get you. It seems like a nasty year for them. Dan what would it take to replace the screen with the smaller screen?
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:38 PM   #9
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You will need some no-see-um screening, rubber spline and a roller tool. A razor knife also but I assume everyone has one of those.
It's not hard to do. The main trick is do NOT try to make the screening too tight.
I even know a company that sells all the stuff online.

No-See-Um Screen Rolls - Quality Screen Co - Quality Screen Co, LLC (LP)

Serrated Spline 100 feet Black for Screen Repairs - Quality Screen Co, LLC (LP)

Spline Roller Tool Buy - Quality Screen Co - Quality Screen Co, LLC (LP)

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Nice. Thanks Dan!
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