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Looking for a local source for vinyl coated wire 5/8" or 3/4" mesh. Will be used for live bait pens. Don't want to order a full roll from Tennessee or others, so looking for a local source. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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Thanks Phil. I was at Lowes over the weekend and came up empty. I usually order it from a specialty fence company, but don't want that expense this year. Any idea what guage wire you used and what it's intended use was?
 

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How much wire do you need?
does it have to be wire that is vinyl coated?

or can it be flexable neting that is vinyl coated??

call me 609-320-9573, John
 

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Lowes and Home Depot have all vinyl or pvc mesh(no need to use coated wire). It is outside w/ the ladscaping stuff. I used it for my pen. It works great.
 

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JP, it needs to be rigid to hold up to the current etc... In the past, I have used a heavy polly netting (plastic mesh). It works fine, but if you leave your pen in for any length of time like I do, the mesh tears when you go to remove it from the water due to excess weight from sea growth. Otters are also a concern! To-Do, outside is the only place I didn't look, lol. Have you used this before on your pens? As I mentioned, I was looking for durability, thus my quest for vinyl coated wire.
 

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you can have my pen if you need an extra. It is at my parents house.They will most likely just be throwing it away in a month or so.I don't want that to happen.
 

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Cool Jesse, I did build it, lol! Let me know when you call them and I can get it. I use it as a satellite pen. I'll send you a pic of "05"'s new design. Give me a buzz tomorrow.
 

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I made one last year w/ it and it seemed to have held up fine. Good luck
 

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If you can't find the wire drop me an e-mail my brother owns a powder coating shop maybe he can help you out.
 

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James, thanks, but the pen is built and not a concern. The wire mesh is! Thanks anyway, looking for a local source for the coated wire mesh.
 
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