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  1. #1
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    Default Making a wind break

    What have some of you done to make a wind break for Winter? I was considering the 4'-5' tall snow fence material that has wood slats held together with wire. I read that a wind break should not be solid or the wind just accelerates as it goes over the top of the break and comes back down. I guess letting some of the wind go through the wind break actually works better?

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    Default Re: Making a wind break

    My wife told me that if I make on more "wind break," I'm outta there!
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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Making a wind break

    I use a pallet fence. Drive T-posts into the ground and drop pallets over them. I also fence in my beeyards use this type of fence.

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    Default Re: Making a wind break

    I built a board fence attached to a pallet c/w roof. You are correct that you need some board separation to keep wind and snow from swirling into fenced area.

    I think slots on snow fence are too wide, allowing too much air and snow through and creating deep and hard snow banks.
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    Default Re: Making a wind break

    What spacing do you think is best? If I use 1"x4" or 1" x 6"s, 6' tall, how much open space should be left between them when building a fence/wind break?

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    Default Re: Making a wind break

    Mine are fences on three sides of a pallet and 1/2 spacing on 1 x 6 boards, 5 & 6 ft heights

    Interesting link on cattle wind breaks

    http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex4516
    Last edited by mgolden; 10-04-2012 at 06:53 PM.
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