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soil seives

Posted by kandhi z7VA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 30, 11 at 21:04

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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RE: soil seives

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 30, 11 at 21:14

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.


RE: soil seives

Al, here is the link for the screen I bought


  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 30, 11 at 21:51

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

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