SonOfUgly wrote:i had a 10' x 20' car port and used metal T fence post tied and taped to the legs of it and the winds did nothing to it
sorry? wha? You took a metal T fence post and tied what and what to where? And how? Can you please describe more clearly what you're talking about?
Sorry if I sound like a crank, but I see a lot of this in otherwise potentially-helpful posts here: Without the availability of diagrams, you have to use pretty descriptive terms and a bit of detail to help people understand what you're talking about.
T posts might be over-kill, I use 24-36 inch metal concrete form stakes for the past 10 years without a problem.( drive in about 12 inches) either way here's the deal.
If your using a carport, build the carport. Set the stake/post next to the leg of the carport. Drive the stake/post into the Playa(you can move the leg to allow you to drive the stake/post in) I set the stake at a slight angle to accommodate the foot of the carport leg. I then use good Duct tape and wrap tight around both at the top, middle and bottom. Tape the top of the stake/post to keep campmate from ripping skin off if they walk to close. Now some here wrap saran wrap 1st around the carport legs to keep the duct tape from leaving a mess. I don't, but you can if you want. I don't use any guy string ect ect. Never have. If you use carpet, just drive the stake/post right though.
To remove round stakes, use a good pair of "Vise Grips" Clamp tight and twist while lifting.. Easy to do.
T-post on the other hand are much heavier and harder to remove. You bend then back and forth( rocking) to enlarge the hole and lift out. They do make a t-post remover if you plan on using a-lot.
Now remember, I talk out my ASS a-lot, and your milage may vary.....
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