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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2018, 08:25:38 AM »
Anyone with experience with these mats care to share which of the 3 options from last year are best or have an opinion?
http://www.crcweb.org/Schach2017.pdf
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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2018, 01:07:29 AM »
Anyone with experience with these mats care to share which of the 3 options from last year are best or have an opinion?
http://www.crcweb.org/Schach2017.pdf
September 4, 2018

 

In previous years, the cRc has recommended certain readily available fencing material (commonly sold in Home Depot) to be used for schach  and provided detailed instructions on how to place them on the sukkah.   However, based on feedback from consumers on the sturdiness of those materials and how they were being used, we have determined that there is a reasonable chance that some people will end up not having kosher schach (since the fencing material could become invalidated if a few of the reeds break) unless they place multiple layers of fencing on top of their sukkah.


Accordingly, we are no longer issuing specific recommendations of fencing material. Instead we suggest that if you choose to use these fencing mats that you add additional schach (e.g. added layers of these mats, bamboo poles, evergreen or other tree branches) to ensure the fulfillment of the halachic requirement of "more shade than sunlight."  Also, any fencing mats should be placed perpendicular to the schach support beams in order to avoid ma’amid issues, as we have explained in previous years.   

 

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2019, 08:25:29 PM »
These worked well.
I doubled them up to get more shade and stability.
http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=53840X1297210&xs=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homedepot.com%2Fp%2FBackyard-X-Scapes-6-ft-x-16-ft-Reed-Fencing-4-Pack-HDD-BIN-RF01-4%2F100664722
I have 2 of these mats available for sale. Pick up in Kew Gardens.
1 new 1 used.
$35 for both.
I used 1 mat last year but I prefer the look of the more expensive sukkah depot mats.
Lots of sun light did shine through, but I guess Dan's suggestion of doubling them up would solve that.

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Re: Cheap bamboo mats from home depot
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2019, 10:56:09 PM »
Giving away 8 of these mats (although a small donation to my shul would be nice). Located in 5towns. Must be picked up tomorrow or going into Mondays garbage pickup. Used one year. PM me