soil seives

kandhi(z7VA)June 30, 2011

I bought a soil seive from a local nursery that has 2 sieves (mesh size -6mm and 12mm). 6mm is approximately 0.23inch, little less than 1/4th inch. Can I use this to sieve pine bark fines for gritty mix formula. For screening the fines from turface and gran-i-grit I will use insect screen. July 4th weekend plan is to do this wonderful screening job;)

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

If you use what passes the 12mm and doesn't pass the 6mm, your bark will probably be on the large side, but that will depend on whether the largest % of the bark particles tend to be concentrated nearer the 1/2" or 1/4" size range. 1/8" - 1/4" is ideal.

Al

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 9:14PM
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kandhi(z7VA)

Al, here is the link for the screen I bought http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/product/garland-2-in1-sieve.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 9:38PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Pretty nifty - it would be the berries if they had a variety of mesh sizes available?
Al

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 9:51PM
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