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thatched awning - questions
Trader Mitch
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Joined: Mar 16, 2011
Posts: 28
From: Lake Forest Park, WA
Posted: 2014-06-17 10:16 pm   Permalink

If you have your heart set on thatch, I can understand.
I have seen some pretty good looking artificial thatch. Never tried it though.


 
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jimsflies
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Joined: Jun 02, 2010
Posts: 222
From: Michigan
Posted: 2014-06-18 02:17 am   Permalink

@Trader Mitch I think artificial thatch would be great. Besides cost (compared to metal or even real thatch it is 10x more), I think a lot of varieties want to be installed on a subroof, and I was hoping to keep the weight of the awning down since there isn't a lot of structure to support it from off the front of the bar.

@sur2baja I would like to see more photos of your project...not just the awning. You have some cool stuff going on there. I found your old build thread, but looks like it didn't get updated with your final build.



 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2777
Posted: 2014-06-18 05:28 am   Permalink

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On 2014-06-17 22:16, Pele Paul wrote:
man, we got earwigs up the wazoo here in So Cal!!!! never seen so many in my life till I moved to Hemet, anyone know a good way to get rid of them??



Here ya go this works too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlgpfCT0wYo
We have earwigs out the wazoo too, they will eat your plants down to nothing.
Slug bait plus, or one that says it's for earwigs too works well.(Some slug baits don't kill earwigs)
Remember they like small spots to hide in during the day, like Bamboo or thatch.
This is why I no longer use bamboo to stake my plants with, it's like building them
a home right near your plants.
So solid thing are best as they don't rot as fast AND you don't give bugs a hiding place.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monterray-Sluggo-Plus-New-Slug-Snail-Control-2-5lb/200492069053?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D23423%26meid%3D7705285166233912353%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D10050%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D310659475076&rt=nc
This new formulation of Sluggo controls slugs, snails, earwigs, sow bugs (roly polys), pill bugs and cut worms too.

Here is one more, Diatomaceous earth...
diatomaceous earth *Works by causing abrasions on insects as they come in contact with product resulting in loss of body fluids then dehydration *Digestible by earthworms thus causing them no harm *Very effective in controlling snails and slugs in bedding plant areas and around houses *Indoor/outdoor use

Good Luck!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Natural-Guard-Crawling-Insect-Control-Snails-And-Slugs-4-lbs-/181412395808?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a3d057b20
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