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Mosquito Netting Rigging Ideas
Looking for a way to save some money—or for a unique solution that meets your needs? We’re here to help!
Rigging Idea #1: Use duct tape instead of stitched webbing.
We know, it sounds crazy! But duct tape is a durable, inexpensive way to create the border to your mosquito netting that you’ll need to finish your mesh and add Velcro or marine snaps. We recommended Gorilla® brand or gaffers tape (used in the film industry and looks more like cloth).
- Place the tape (sticky side up) on a flat surface.
- Cover half of the tape with the edge of your mosquito netting and press it down.
- Fold the tape in half like a taco and smooth the tape.
Note: This only works with our Heavy Mosquito Mesh and fixed attachments (it will not work with tracking).
Rigging Idea #2: Anchor your netting with a marble, round stone, or golf ball.
It’s an easy, inexpensive way to keep your mesh in place—and it gives you the option to reposition it whenever you want. Simply wrap the netting around the object you’ve chosen and secure it with a cord or rubber band. Unlike nailing might, this will not put stress on the netting.
Rigging Idea #3: Nail your netting to a piece of wood.
Instead of nailing your raw netting directly to a surface, we recommend wrapping the edge of the netting around a wood plank a few times. A piece of hardwood (poplar) that is 1/4 in. x 2 in. x 8 ft. works perfectly and can be found at a home improvement store. Space the mounting along the wood to distribute the tension.
Rigging Idea #4: Use rubber discs if you place marine snaps on raw netting.
We do not recommend placing marine snaps on raw netting because they are prone to ripping out. However, this modified method can work if don’t plan to unsnap your netting frequently—and if you do it the right way.
Rubber discs (or washers) are the key to reducing the chances that the snaps will rip out.
Note: You must order the Industrial Snap Tool (it’s fully refundable) to complete this rigging idea. The Economy Tool will not work.
Rigging Idea #5: Make a spline screening.
This works with all of our netting except for the Standard Mosquito Mesh. We can cut single pieces of mesh that are 12 ft. x 100 ft.
How to do it:
- Step 1: Roll the netting around two 2.5-in. PVC tubes like a scroll. (This allows you to stretch the screening in two directions: along the length of the tube and between the tubes.)
- Step 2: Place netting over a frame.
- Step 3: Install the spline.
- Step 4: Trim the netting.