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http://sukkah.com/
http://www.sukkahdepot.com/
http://www.sukkot.com/
http://www.sukkahrentals.com/
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Wood
Pros: Cheap
         Easy to change shape or size as your needs for space change
         DIY - most people would be able to build it from scratch or make modifications (e.g. add windows)
         Can be converted to chazzon ish (replace metal screws with peg screws)
         Can integrate a schlock to the structure
Cons: Heavy, Can warp over time. (note: if you use enough fasteners and are also careful to assemble it balanced this can be minimized)
         Needs lots of storage space

Fiberglass
Pros: Easy Setup (on level ground)
         Length/width is reconfigurable (you just need to buy a few 2x4 beams if you change layout)
Cons: Expensive
         Greenhouse effect on hot days (need to budget for several open/shut windows)
         Connection threads can become bent even with proper storage (need to budget for the odd panel replacement here and there)
         Can Crack or Break

Canvas
Pros: Setup in minutes
Cons: Not accepted by all poskim
         Poor protection from cold Weather
         Wind Can be bothersome.


SUPER CHEAP DIY SUKKAH
http://diysukkah.twinkel.me/

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #210 on: October 09, 2016, 07:21:05 PM »
this ?
Two generations of my sukkah looks like that. But obviously I buy it from people who build it into sukkah walls (or you can get fake looking wood fiberglass)
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #211 on: October 09, 2016, 08:22:16 PM »
Personal experience with any of them ? I'm in the market
I bought from sukka depot last year , was very happy with it.
It didn't take long to put it up and I did by myself.
Just bargain on the price......

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #212 on: October 09, 2016, 08:26:32 PM »
Me too

I was going to buy....
Leiter sukka someone piped up "What it's too expensive, Buy the traditional panel sukka for 3rd of the price, $30 panel",

I was going to buy the traditional panel sukka, someone piped up "What you're buying panels just buy quarter inch 4x8 plywood from home depot let them cut it in half with a few 2x3 for half price",

I was going to buy quarter inch 4x8 plywood from home depot someone piped up "Plywood they bend out of shape from rain and shine, build panels you better off, all you need is wood glue carpenter nails 2x2 and panels the way to go"

I was going to build sukka panels, I searched on ddf and And ushdadude built one 2 years ago and is still in the market, I'd rather pay three times the price then buing (cheep) every year.

So I'm totally confused..
The one I was referring to then lasted me 13 years until I moved. I had made a frame of 2x4s which I used bolts to attach to the deck railing and then screwed 1/4 in luan panels. I never had an issue of them getting moldy or warping even though they were not waterproofed. One or two of the 2x4s from the frame warped to become unusabe and were easily replaced.

In my new house I hired someone to extend my deck and at the same time had him make a frame with panels for the sukkah. the panels each have a frame and pop into the frame. They are held in by turn buttons. Took my kids half an hour to put it up.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #213 on: October 09, 2016, 08:33:24 PM »
it worked out well that year but the wood warped and turned moldy :(
then it must have been put away most or stored in a most place.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #214 on: October 09, 2016, 08:42:08 PM »
I bought from sukka depot last year , was very happy with it.
It didn't take long to put it up and I did by myself.
Just bargain on the price......
Browsing through their site they seem to be more expensive then some other places I've seen.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #215 on: October 09, 2016, 08:43:44 PM »
then it must have been put away most or stored in a most place.

happened during sukkos
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #216 on: October 09, 2016, 08:51:54 PM »
happened during sukkos
then it must be in a shady spot where it doesn't dry well. Mine went through plenty of rainy years. If it will be in such a location it should be treated.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #217 on: October 09, 2016, 09:00:27 PM »
The current sukkah
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #218 on: October 09, 2016, 09:06:38 PM »
The current sukkah
Nice. That's wood ?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #219 on: October 09, 2016, 09:07:59 PM »
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #220 on: October 09, 2016, 10:23:45 PM »
The one I was referring to then lasted me 13 years until I moved. I had made a frame of 2x4s which I used bolts to attach to the deck railing and then screwed 1/4 in luan panels. I never had an issue of them getting moldy or warping even though they were not waterproofed. One or two of the 2x4s from the frame warped to become unusabe and were easily replaced.

In my new house I hired someone to extend my deck and at the same time had him make a frame with panels for the sukkah. the panels each have a frame and pop into the frame. They are held in by turn buttons. Took my kids half an hour to put it up.
I bought my house with a deck that the previous owner had sort of tacked on a schach frame permanently. It's not perfect, but it made it really easy and cheap with some tarps, bungee and ball cords, and mats. But If I ever have to redo the deck, I've been dying to do what you did and design with the sukkah in mind from the get go.


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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #221 on: October 09, 2016, 11:30:07 PM »
Anyone in colder climates have experience with a portable outdoor heater in a sukkah? Like this? http://www.lowes.com/pd/Mr-Heater-9-000-BTU-Portable-Radiant-Propane-Heater/3353726

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #222 on: October 09, 2016, 11:44:02 PM »
Browsing through their site they seem to be more expensive then some other places I've seen.
It definitely came out cheaper than Leiters (they are across from each other.....)

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #223 on: October 09, 2016, 11:47:28 PM »
The current sukkah
But does your deck feel very "enclosed" year round?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #224 on: October 09, 2016, 11:49:45 PM »
But does your deck feel very "enclosed" year round?
Not in the slightest. The only thing different all year are the posts and the frame for the scach. DW hangs some flowers from the frame
The ones which feel enclosed are the ones which are filled on the bottom instead of being just a regular deck railing.
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