PVC piping and canvas

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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby EspressoDude » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:54 am

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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby tamarakay » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:03 pm

Anyone have the lovemonkey site's instructions saved somewhere? I can't get the website to come up the last couple days.
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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:39 pm

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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby tamarakay » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:57 pm

Good old google on my chromebook offered me a cached page so i got to copy the instructions out. Whew! Checking out this link now, thanks Fig!
Oh, and we took your shortcut on the way home. Beautiful drive from north to south. Really lovely, Thanks again!
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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:59 pm

You're welcome! :)
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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby some seeing eye » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:04 pm

There is a lot of good monkey hut advise here! I've got my own playa tested design.

But you might consider using 20' 1" schedule 40 plumbing pipe, rather than 10' pieces joined. Depends on your transportation, but I bent those over a sedan, tied to the front bumper and flagged on the rear. Many of them are now buried in my yard at home for sprinklers and wiring.
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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby ohmu » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:03 pm

Gonna follow the KISS principle. Plus, my local hardware store only sells 10' pieces. The 3/4" seems to bend just fine for me, and I think I can get away with 1/2" on the spine, since there's no load on it - I have yet to test it under strong wind conditions, but I have no reason yet to be pessimistic. I only hope I can find time to test it before it starts to snow.

I do like the way that electrical piping fits together, much easier than fucking about with water piping, since there's no requirement for it to resist high pressure. The only problem is that I can't find X-joints for the electrical piping, so I have to fit two T-joints together at double cost :(

When you factor in the time saved, I guess it evens out.

Thanks everyone for your help, I think I've got this sorted out.
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Re: PVC piping and canvas

Postby EspressoDude » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:45 am

check out creative shelters for connectors for emt and fence tubing. some sizes match pvc pipe also
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