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Posted October 16, 2013 - 04:55 AM

Great job Kenny.  It turned out nice and the price was right.  I hope it keeps the wind off you this winter.


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Very nice looking addition, and priced right!!


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 07:04 AM

Thanks guys! Now I need to figure out something to go part way across the West opening. This will have to be easily taken down for warm weather, yet offer protection from snow intrusion. The old brain is churning away as I type this. May be a while before I can do anything, as work & the show this weekend will take most of my time. Then I have another house to paint!


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 07:21 AM

How about one of the cheap tarps at HF. I saw some that had grommets that you could tie on a frame.
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Posted October 16, 2013 - 07:40 AM

How about one of the cheap tarps at HF. I saw some that had grommets that you could tie on a frame.

That's what I'm thinking. Just got to figure out a lightweight yet strong frame to attach it to. Got to dig thru my pile of 'goodies'! LOL


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 10:01 AM

If you have to buy your materials, I have used pvc pipe but storing may be a problem. I only glued certain sections & then dry fit others with screws to knock down for storage. I have also used chain link fence rails & the cast aluminum fittings. These can be knocked down for storage because of the set screws in the fittings but could get pricey.
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Posted October 16, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Sawdust, the chain link rails sound like a good idea!  It would be strong yet light and it could be taken apart for storage.


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 04:48 PM

Good ideas, folks! Hadn't thought about using those items. Here's a pic of the inside as of this afternoon.

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This is looking NE into the area!


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 05:44 PM

Amazing what can be made out of reusable stuff.

looks good
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Posted October 21, 2013 - 04:57 PM

I have figured out what to use on the West wall. I have been noodling this all day! I have some sliding door hardware that I kept from a job. I will have to put up 2 more posts. But it will cover a bit more than half the West opening. During 'nice' days, I can roll it out of the way and let the sun in! I studied this pretty good and I think this will offer the best solution. I plan to have a 6.5' to 7' opening between the posts to bring things in! Still in planning and seeing what I may have to buy to get this done! That won't be a lot!!!!


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 06:12 PM

Kenny, i have one cheaper idea for ya. Buy one tarp large enough to cover the opening. Buy some pvc conduit, and rope and eye bolts. Glue the pvc conduit the width of the tarp/ opening. Fasten one side of the tarp to the conduit and the other to the top of the openning. Then tie the rope to the top of the opening and loop it under the conduit and back up to the top on the other side thru an eye bolt and back down. Pull the rope and the tarp rolls up on the conduit (could use pipe).
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Posted October 21, 2013 - 06:27 PM

I thought about doing that. But I would have to find a way to keep it from blowing in the wind. 30 MPH wind is rather common around here when it gets to blowing. That would tear a tarp to shreds pretty quickly!


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Posted October 21, 2013 - 09:33 PM

Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
Where the wav-in wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain

Sorry always wanted to use that and finally someone from oklahoma makes a wind reference....
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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:02 PM

I thought about doing that. But I would have to find a way to keep it from blowing in the wind. 30 MPH wind is rather common around here when it gets to blowing. That would tear a tarp to shreds pretty quickly!


I forgot to take in to consideration, the fact that all your mountains have collapsed in on themselves due to lack of proper upkeep. :bigrofl:
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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:22 PM

Looks great- no better method of recycling than re-using existing materials!

Later---DAC
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