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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2014, 11:54:15 PM »
I can tell you for a fact that in YYZ i saw with my own eyes esrogim bought for $200+ and a few esrogim put aside with asking prices of nearly $500 !!!
Must be a different breed of hungarians there :)

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2014, 11:22:32 AM »
Must be a different breed of hungarians there :)
Have a confession to make. Apparently they have $180 esrogim here too. He only brought in five of them, and AFAIK other mochrim don't have them, but I stand corrected.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 12:45:30 PM »
In California i have seen esrogim sold for way over 100. But usually yanover or Israel

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2014, 01:12:44 PM »
In California i have seen esrogim sold for way over 100. But usually yanover or Israel
This was teimini

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2014, 07:26:53 PM »
BTW according to the sefer by a talmid of r shlomo miller, he feels that using fencing is not appropriate.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #35 on: October 07, 2014, 10:19:59 PM »
I am looking for a photo of a wooden Venetian blind from around 1950-1960.

It is my understanding that until a few years ago, these blinds generally contained a woven strip of material. (instead of the stings, to hold the slats.)
If you can find such a pic online, or a link to something that would help it would be much appreciated. (A pic of your bubbies blinds would work!)


I need this to disprove someone's incorrect understanding of a teshuva of R Moshe RE using a wooden Venetian blind for sechach.

TIA!
I think you should read this article by the star-k, it discusses R Moshe's psak about the venetian blinds.
Also it discusses the placement of the schach, why they must be placed perpindicular etc.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2016, 09:53:05 AM »
September 24, 2014
 
The cRc chicago has researched some of the bamboo mats sold at Home Depot for their validity in using them for schach on your Succah. The current information as to which schach at Home Depot we recommend, is now on our website at:
http://www.crcweb.org/Schach%20Mat%20Fencing%20(Sep%202014).pdf

Let the discussion begin!

Link doesn't work, any updated info?

Can this be used
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x8-60-x96-Brown-Bamboo-Floor-Mat-Area-Rug-Tatami-Oriental-Chinese-Japanese-/252353699702?hash=item3ac173df76:m:m9a4XORTwoZ32Vbxj8vZRKg
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #37 on: September 27, 2016, 10:01:09 AM »
Link doesn't work, any updated info?

use the first link in this WIKI
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2016, 02:11:05 AM »
Link doesn't work, any updated info?

Can this be used
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5x8-60-x96-Brown-Bamboo-Floor-Mat-Area-Rug-Tatami-Oriental-Chinese-Japanese-/252353699702?hash=item3ac173df76:m:m9a4XORTwoZ32Vbxj8vZRKg
Cannot be used cause as you see the sides that hold it together (maimid) are made of material that is possul for schach

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2016, 02:16:02 AM »
September 24, 2014
 
The cRc chicago has researched some of the bamboo mats sold at Home Depot for their validity in using them for schach on your Succah. The current information as to which schach at Home Depot we recommend, is now on our website at:
http://www.crcweb.org/Schach%20Mat%20Fencing%20(Sep%202014).pdf

Let the discussion begin!
I use this mat as schach I would say you'd need a few layers or evergreen on top cause it's very thin, also (in my opinion based of the shulchan aruch Harav) I'd say you (at least lichatchilah)  need to put 2x4s on top to hold it down so the metal string is not what's holding the bamboo together

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2016, 09:52:37 PM »
I use this mat as schach I would say you'd need a few layers or evergreen on top cause it's very thin, also (in my opinion based of the shulchan aruch Harav) I'd say you (at least lichatchilah)  need to put 2x4s on top to hold it down so the metal string is not what's holding the bamboo together
If it says floor it's not kasher

It needs to be made NOT for sleeping on or stepping on

Has to have been made for shade
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2016, 09:54:56 PM »
If it says floor it's not kasher

It needs to be made NOT for sleeping on or stepping on

Has to have been made for shade
The shulchan aruch Harav might have a different opinion, he writes if people buy it for both it goes by what he's buying it for

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2016, 11:37:31 AM »
The shulchan aruch Harav might have a different opinion, he writes if people buy it for both it goes by what he's buying it for
everything goes after the majority.....
the way they sell it usually is the way its used
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2016, 10:32:42 PM »
New link updated for 2016

http://www.crcweb.org/Schach.pdf