Timezone LaFontaine wrote:I was wondering if someone with some engineering/physics know-how and experience could confirm something for me. Is it better to tie down a rectangular carport structure (10' x 20') with lines that extend outward (say, at 45 degree angles) from the corners? ...thus increasing the overall footprint of the structure? Or could it be equally secure if you tie with lines that crisscross flush along the sides (in an X formation, leaving one opening to easily walk through)?
I'm thinking it is better with some lines extending out at angles because you're trying to anticipate the wind blowing from multiple directions, changing direction quickly, etc. The more lines the better. But I am hoping to not take up an excessive amount of space within my camp.
motskyroonmatick wrote:An engineer friend told me it is not the wind that actually pushes a structure over it is the low pressure area developed behind the structure that pulls the structure over in to the vacuum. He stated it in a way that the low pressure area was of more concern than the actual pushing of the wind. Either way staking on the windward side for whatever way the wind is blowing is necessary.
Toolmaker wrote:PSS Anyone bringing some denied art cars so I can secure my 10x10 tent.
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
DrPeffer wrote: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.
ourania wrote:Thanks! I'll have to set up an account there. In the meantime, any thoughts on how this might work in the wind?
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