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Post  moldeen85 on 5/1/2013, 11:48 am

Where did you buy your hardware cloth? I'm really trying to find the cheapest price out there. It makes me sick how much I will need to spend on hardware cloth. Mad Ugh! I think Ebay has been the best price I've found.
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Post  camprn on 5/1/2013, 2:37 pm

They sell it at a builders supply house here in town, by the foot or the roll. Ineed to by some for my beekeeping.
Just curious whacha gonna use the hardware cloth for?

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Post  NHGardener on 5/1/2013, 5:13 pm

Cheapest place I found it was Wayfair.com, that was about 6 months ago and we needed it to enclose a chicken run so we needed a lot of it. I don't know if it's still the cheapest place out there, but it's worth a look.
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Post  moldeen85 on 5/2/2013, 12:51 pm

I will be looking at Wayfair.com, thank you NH.

Camp... I am redoing all of the raised garden beds I created last year (my first year) Shocked because I figured out some things I'd like to change in the name of efficiency. I will be moving the boxes farther apart, placing in straight lines, placing cardboard and mulch under my boxes to keep grass from surrounding my boxes and taking over my garden, adding a drip water system, adding a more secure fence now that turkeys, deer, and voles have found my garden, and almost doubling my square feet of garden. I had used hardware cloth under each box last year, but this year, I think I will be adding hardware cloth over the entire garden area floor of 432 square feet. I will be using chicken wire for the fence... and quite possibly adding a foot or two high of hardware cloth to prevent the voles from climbing in. Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Gunny on 5/2/2013, 1:07 pm

Maybe a smaller mesh chicken wire would work. Say the half inch mesh. I am pretty sure it would be less expensive than hardware cloth and serve the same purpose. Might not last as long but I dont know for sure. Just a thought and it might work out.
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Post  moldeen85 on 5/2/2013, 1:13 pm

I will definitely be looking into the smaller mesh chicken wire. I wonder if anyone else has tried it and found it to be effective or not with voles and such.
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Post  NHGardener on 5/2/2013, 1:26 pm

The 1/2" mesh wire is hardware cloth.
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Post  camprn on 5/2/2013, 3:05 pm

This is what I think of when someone mentions hardware cloth.


Chicken Wire,


sheep/ Ag fencing

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Post  Gunny on 5/2/2013, 6:57 pm

Starboard Energize, Camprn
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