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Satellite Dish Shade Screen
Old satellite dishes can be turned into low-cost shade screens, says Wess Cornelius, Winlock, Wash., who recently sent FARM SHOW a photo of one that's still in the building stage.
  Cornelius starts with a pair of 8-ft. dia. satellite dishes and disassembles them section by section, then turns every other section upside down and screws them together. He ended up with an open-ended unit. The next step will be to mount the unit on top of two or three 10-ft. high poles.
  "It looks quite nice and costs almost nothing to build," says Cornelius. "I hope to use my shade screen to shade my bee hives. I plan to gather more satellite dishes so I can close the unit into a full circle. I have to use dishes that are all of the same brand in order to keep the framing consistent. I get the dishes from neighbors who aren't using them any more."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Wess Cornelius, 1312 Ferrier Rd., Winlock, Wash. 98596 (ph 360 785-4178).

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #5