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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.


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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #420 on: September 24, 2019, 10:54:49 AM »
Any hack to having a sukkah on grass and not doing any damage to the grass?

Anyone ever put visqueen down under the sukka?
Not so simple to eat on the grass on shabbos or yom tov.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #421 on: September 24, 2019, 10:58:09 AM »
Any hack to having a sukkah on grass and not doing any damage to the grass?

Anyone ever put visqueen down under the sukka?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #422 on: September 24, 2019, 11:07:13 AM »
Any hack to having a sukkah on grass and not doing any damage to the grass?

Anyone ever put visqueen down under the sukka?
prob impossible to have zero damage. Fake turf?

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #423 on: September 24, 2019, 12:12:12 PM »
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Well you can just eat on your deck and forget the religious stuff. Putting up a succah kind of gets into religion. Eating on the grass on sukkos is a potential  major halachic problem and putting down material to solve the issue can damage the grass which is the opís issue.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #424 on: September 24, 2019, 01:02:30 PM »
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A discussion about a sukka is somewhat intrinsically a halachic discussion as pointed out by @Yard sale
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #425 on: September 24, 2019, 01:04:57 PM »
A discussion about a sukka is somewhat intrinsically a halachic discussion as pointed out by @Yard sale
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #426 on: September 26, 2019, 02:06:20 PM »
A discussion about a sukka is somewhat intrinsically a halachic discussion as pointed out by @Yard sale

But we already made a Siyum on Meseches Shabbos and are currently learning Meseches Sukkah :P
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #427 on: October 04, 2019, 10:35:06 AM »
Sorry, didn't read the whole thread.

Looking to buy or make the cheapest possible 10x20 sukkah.

It's just for 1 year use and then throwing it away basically.

Found this on Amazon for $679 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ILOH9YG/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Can I do better?

Also the sukkah is to seat 19 people, does 10x20 sound like the right size?
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #428 on: October 04, 2019, 10:56:53 AM »
Sorry, didn't read the whole thread.

Looking to buy or make the cheapest possible 10x20 sukkah.

It's just for 1 year use and then throwing it away basically.

Found this on Amazon for $679 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ILOH9YG/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Can I do better?

Also the sukkah is to seat 19 people, does 10x20 sound like the right size?

That looks super flimsy for a 10x20. You might end up throwing it away after 1 day.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #429 on: October 04, 2019, 10:57:49 AM »
Sorry, didn't read the whole thread.

Looking to buy or make the cheapest possible 10x20 sukkah.

It's just for 1 year use and then throwing it away basically.

Found this on Amazon for $679 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ILOH9YG/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Can I do better?

Also the sukkah is to seat 19 people, does 10x20 sound like the right size?
But is it kosher?

If it is for just one yesr then buy some 1/2s or 2x3s from HD to make a frame including lavud up to 10 tfachim and then get some cheap fabric.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #430 on: October 04, 2019, 10:59:55 AM »
Sorry, didn't read the whole thread.

Looking to buy or make the cheapest possible 10x20 sukkah.

It's just for 1 year use and then throwing it away basically.

Found this on Amazon for $679 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ILOH9YG/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Can I do better?

Also the sukkah is to seat 19 people, does 10x20 sound like the right size?

If you're willing to put in the extra time to DIY then I think you can do better, especially if it's just a 1-year thing. If you're just looking for 3 sides and no door (like the one you linked) I imagine you can build a simple frame of 2◊4's and plywood for half that price.

That price on Amazon doesn't include schach btw.

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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #431 on: October 04, 2019, 11:04:50 AM »
If you're willing to put in the extra time to DIY then I think you can do better, especially if it's just a 1-year thing. If you're just looking for 3 sides and no door (like the one you linked) I imagine you can build a simple frame of 2◊4's and plywood for half that price.

That price on Amazon doesn't include schach btw.
I would go with a cheap paneling over plywood.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #432 on: October 04, 2019, 11:06:28 AM »
But is it kosher?

If it is for just one yesr then buy some 1/2s or 2x3s from HD to make a frame including lavud up to 10 tfachim and then get some cheap fabric.
Suggestions for a cheap fabric?

Anything that'll let air through it that is kosher? https://www.homedepot.com/s/tarp?NCNI-5 I assume a tarp will work, but will likely be very hot down here in FL with a tarp as a wall.
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #433 on: October 04, 2019, 11:10:26 AM »
Suggestions for a cheap fabric?

Anything that'll let air through it that is kosher? https://www.homedepot.com/s/tarp?NCNI-5
According to many poskim (most? all?) the fabric is never really kosher as the wall.
Get a plain thin fabric from Hobby Lobby or Michaels etc.
Or you can use latice from HD
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Re: Best Sukkah?
« Reply #434 on: October 04, 2019, 11:12:30 AM »
According to many poskim (most? all?) the fabric is never really kosher as the wall.
Get a plain thin fabric from Hobby Lobby or Michaels etc.
Or you can use latice from HD
Wait, so a tarp is or isn't kosher?

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