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SUN PROTECTION IN HOT CLIMATES

A Guest Article by Randy Cowie   

                      

PART TWO

   Shade Protection  

 

I also found through trial and error, that the laces need to be re-enforced with grommets to prevent the cloth tearing.

 

 

 

 Shade Protection  Shade Protection

The framed shade material is then taken to the location where it is to be installed and erected on poles from pipe of the same diameter with the use of "Tee" fittings incorporated into the frame during construction for this purpose.

 

 Shade Protection

The poles are attached to the ground below by slipping them approx. 10-12" deep into anchoring pipe of the next larger diameter, in this case 1 1/4," which I've driven into the ground from a point just above the surface to approx. 18-20" deep.

Note: It will be necessary to remove the anchor pipe at intervals while driving them in, to remove soil that will begin to fill the inside as it goes, thus preventing the supporting poles from fitting into them.

The poles are then attached without the use of PVC glue to the "Tee" fittings above and the Anchors below through the use of screws to hold them in place. This will allow the easy removal of the frame during the winter months when needed for heavy snow and/or to remove the heavy build of leaves during the fall (Autumn).

 

 

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