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Jim Warfield
10-31-2009, 07:21 AM
Small amounts of rain, large gusts of wind coming from the west.
Our little tent and tree limbs survived, I don't know how? It was really hitting the house for awhile.
The tent is what is left from three of those cheap car-cover 20 by 10 steel/tube frame tents.
Always duct tape every joint of the socketed pipe fittings and secure every leg with something heavy like a bucket full of concrete or sand, then there will be a chance of it not becoming airborne.
I used 16ga. steel wire instead of those namby-pamby elastic /knob stretchy things that break to keep the plastic tarp on the frame.
Those stretchy things come loose way too often and cause more work. Who needs more work?

SomeThingInTheIce
10-31-2009, 07:31 AM
I know what you mean about those elastic knob things, here in Florida all it takes is one summer and and they are dry rotted, I use zip ties on mine.

mindtumor
10-31-2009, 12:19 PM
Lots of rain and wind the whole night. But it was actually pretty warm. Oddly enough last night was our biggest Friday of the season.