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  • mcboulder commented on mcboulder's instructable Cheap DIY Gabion Baskets1 month ago
    Cheap DIY Gabion Baskets

    Sure... There's no reason why you couldn't use any industrial closure system. My brief was cheap so I used tie wire. My walls have so far been in for 3 years and all is good.

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  • mcboulder commented on mcboulder's instructable Cheap DIY Gabion baskets10 months ago
    Cheap DIY Gabion baskets

    Sure... agreed. Using these items would greatly increase the strength and ease but at $13 a panel and $3 per connector the price would also go up considerably. I contained 600 sq feet of rock for $200. Each box using these items would be almost $100. My requirement was cheap and reliable. There are commercial systems that are similarly priced and better suited. http://www.gabion1.com/

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  • mcboulder commented on mcboulder's instructable Cheap DIY Gabion baskets1 year ago
    Cheap DIY Gabion baskets

    Scott... where i live the humidity is so low... average of around 40%. The 12 gauge mesh is the least of my worries... The main weak point would be the tie wire. After 2 years the wire that ties the joints has a light surface rust. There are in a standard rock container 60 tie wire joints and 4 more structural wire cross members. I'm not so worried about galvanizing.... I might if i lived in California.

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