PROTECTION IN HOT CLIMATES
Guest Article by Randy Cowie
I also found through
trial and error, that the laces need to be re-enforced with grommets to
prevent the cloth tearing.
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.
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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