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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 22, 2017 - 01:38 PM

I had a coupon for the HF 10' X 20' car canopy. Went and picked it up this afternoon. This will give me a lot more shade to work under. Coupon let me get it for $99.

 

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I have to get on the roof of the tractor port and clean it off before I put this up. I will add tie downs/ weights to hold it in place!

 


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Posted July 22, 2017 - 02:02 PM

thats nice i like it a man can allways use more shade this time of year


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Posted July 22, 2017 - 06:32 PM

For no more breeze we are getting with this hot weather will need a fan to go with it.  I messed around out in the heat, in the shade and breeze Wednesday and paid for it.  Quit about 11 today and stayed inside the rest of the day.  If the work won't wait till tomorrow I won't have to do it.


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Posted July 22, 2017 - 06:35 PM

I have three tent garages set up in my yard and they are great. I had a small disaster several years ago. A heavy rain with nasty wind gusts came through. The wind blew the cover up and ripped it. Since then, I learned to throw a few tie down lines over the center and quarter points. I tied them to old wheels. This has prevented the cover from ripping since. When winds are coming I tie the frame down to several tractors. Enjoy the shade. A box fan will provide a breeze that keeps bugs off of you. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted July 23, 2017 - 08:32 AM

I had a coupon for the HF 10' X 20' car canopy. Went and picked it up this afternoon. This will give me a lot more shade to work under. Coupon let me get it for $99.

 

I have been wanting to get a 10' X 20' canopy for tractor shows. My 10' X 10' canopy is getting kind of wore out, and I want something bigger. Is the 1 1/4" pipes heavy duty enough?

I was thinking more of 1 1/2" or 2" pipe........


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Posted July 23, 2017 - 10:24 AM

I haven't opened the package as yet. But I am thinking, if need be, I'll upgrade the frame work as I go.

 

I thought I had better clean the tractor port roof of before setting the canopy up. The GT3000 got the task of pulling the Kensico trailer. I got nearly six 5 gallon buckets full of debris off it. Mostly from the Pecan tree above it! I spread that stuff around some problem areas in the front yard.

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The mower looks better with the hood back on.


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Posted July 23, 2017 - 11:35 AM

You got my interest up, so I opened the box. That tubing is only .035" wall, pretty thin stuff. But it's a temporary sun shade for me. Quite a few parts to haul to a show and set up, but it could be done. Main thing would be to anchor it well!

 

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I'll post pics as I put it together so you folks can see what it is & if it's something you could use. We have overnight storm possible, so I'm going to wait to set it up. I do plan to hang some cast window weights off it to help, don't have space around it for angled tie downs. Plenty of other things I can tie it down to, though!


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Posted July 25, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Kenny, is that just a top canopy or does it have side panels?


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Posted July 25, 2017 - 03:57 PM

Just a top.


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Posted July 25, 2017 - 07:35 PM

I'm glad there are places where those canopies can be used! Out here it would wad up and take off like a kite! We had an expensive industrial grade 20x30 fully enclosed one at work for 2 years. It actually stayed standing somewhat but the cover was flying around like flags on the 4th of July! Us grunts told management that for the price of that one we could stick build a simple garage on that slab before they bought it but do they listen to the guys? Of course not!

 

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Posted July 25, 2017 - 09:59 PM

The white fabric will help too & also keep it bright inside. My wife bought me a 16x16 awning the type that has the easy up frame. She paid a lot more than I would have paid but it has been very handy over the years & rugged too. Things just work better in the shade.
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Posted July 26, 2017 - 05:33 AM

I may go out and sort the posts for ease of putting it together. It's time to use it.



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Posted July 26, 2017 - 10:21 AM

I swam back to shore this morning and got to work on the canopy. With Steve and his girlfriend helping, we got it up. I'm working on tie downs right now, even if only temporary ones till I figure out what I need. Used the two 75 lb. wheel weights on the outer end!

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The one inner corner is tied to the tractor port corner post!

 


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 10:26 AM

It's only got 3 side legs? Doesn't seem like enough, but it's a HF. I was considering one to clean out the barn for temp storage out of the rain 


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Posted July 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Nice!  That should make life a little easier when your working!


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