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Inaki Diaz de Etura
(inaki) - MLife

Locale: Iberia highlands
Length of noseeum skirt for Hex3 on 06/17/2010 11:34:02 MDT Print View

Trying to turn the Hex3 bug proof I'm about sewing a noseeum skirt all around and just wonder about the optimal length for the skirt. I guess 15" final lenght should be fine but if someone here has done it before and has field experience I'd welcome advise before I start cutting.

I'll sew the skirt only on the tarp side and leave it hanging from there, ie. I won't sew the noseeum on the floor side.

Edited by inaki on 06/17/2010 11:42:31 MDT.

kevin timm
(ktimm) - MLife

Locale: Colorado (SeekOutside)
Hex 3 skirt on 06/17/2010 11:46:08 MDT Print View

I've done some Tipi style structures with sod skirts and we have found that at least 4 " from where it turns in is needed. So if you pitch your hex 4 " above ground then at least a total of 8 ". I can't say for sure, but I'm going to guess you will get diminishing returns after 8" or so.

Mark Verber
(verber) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Length of noseeum skirt for Hex3 on 06/17/2010 20:31:38 MDT Print View

I would suggest taping and measuring. A lot will depend on how high up you want to pitch the tarp. My experience is that 8" was typically just about perfect.


>> Bender <<
(Bender) - MLife

Locale: NEO
Re: Re: Length of noseeum skirt for Hex3 on 06/18/2010 08:25:14 MDT Print View

Why not make it longer than needed so you can trim out down after you try it out?