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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 09:35 AM

Had a bit of wind with the thunder storms last night. My canopy caught the worst of it:
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The cover was getting a bit ragged. I had tried to contact the manufacturer for a replacement to no avail. Was hoping it would last thru the summer so I could catch a new one on sale. But I had a back up plan. I had found one that the wind had rolled and tore the frame all up, but the cover was still good. It was a different brand but looked like it might fit.
So, I got the old cover off, made a few temp repairs and here is what I have now:
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As long as it holds thru the season, I'll be happy!

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:02 AM

Your repairs look good Kenny. All that damage and the BBQ was still standing! We've got one of those shelters but it's still in the shed this year. The cover on ours is getting ripe as well. It was leaking a bit last year.
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:11 AM

the fix looks good ,but 1 thing is missing with the fix
the OU on the old one

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:20 AM

I'll just have to get along with out the OU on it somehow! At least this one is in my grade school colors!

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Glad you had a back up plan ! Those shelters are very handy , we keep one in the camper and I;m taking one to the tractor show maybe even today if the rain stops , I thought I was going to need it to keep the sun off me but not today lol , Al
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:36 AM

Kenny, nice repair job. Good thing you had the other cover. Did you get much rain out of the storm?
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Kenny, what does OU stand for anyway, Out & Under? :laughingteeth:
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:58 AM

I am surprised that the frame was repairable! Those things are usually pretty fragile. Looks like new with the other cover!
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:59 AM

That's a lot of wind Kenny. Nice repair/replacement.
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 04:59 PM

Your "plan B" turned out very nice. Wouldn't know it from a factory canopy.
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:32 PM

Plan "B" saves the day. Thank goodness too, I was starting to get worried about the grill...

Don't let them Jab you about the OU missing... If they want to send you a canopy with their school on it, I'm sure you'll accept shipment...
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Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:43 PM

Proud plan B worked and if you every need a cover the place I call is Nashville Tarps, Nashville Ar. He will cut any size and as cheap as any.
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 04:37 AM

I hope to replace the whole canopy once the season is over. This frame is bent and broken in a couple places, But I was able to temp it back together for this year. It's about as cheap to buy a new canopy as to fix this one. I've had it about 4 years, think I got my $90 out of it. If I can, I may replace it with a 10' X 15', give a bit more shade.




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