What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

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What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by Nick » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:58 pm

What does everyone think? 3/4” (which is hard to find) or could you get away with 1”?

I’ve got quite a large run to do and often I get home after dark so it has to be critter proof (including weasels).

What do you all think?
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by TomK » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:19 pm

Nick...i get 1/2 " at my local feed store...i like it the best for keeping out just about everything...the 1" stuff, altho durable, is a doorway for a weasel..avoid that size.. :run:
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by ross » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:54 pm

Same size as on this trap. Don’t have measurement can get tomorrow. Trap in use .
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Post by Killerbunny » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:46 pm

I use 1/2" too.
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by Happy » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:53 am

I'm pretty sure I read this on this site..."if a hot dog fits through it then so will a weasel"
That visual has always stuck with me.
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by Kbr42 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:19 am

I use 1/2 " and try to ensure there isn't a very large gap anywhere. Good luck.
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by KimChick » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:38 pm

And remember to put a barrier below ground level all the way around the outside enclosure.
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by Nick » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:33 pm

Half inch it is! Thanks folks. I was able to get some galvanized strips of steel 2’ wide 8 feet long. I’m going to use them along the bottom buried halfway in the ground.
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by Shnookie » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:20 pm

The hot dog size weasels would be the young ones right? :)
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Re: What size hardware cloth is considered weasel proof?

Post by ross » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:17 pm

No the adult . The weasel in my pic an adult female has a skull of grisel which manipulates thru holes .
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