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Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby TomServo » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:58 pm

I know theres plenty of threads regarding shade structures. I'm not sure if this link has yet been posted....so, HERE IT IS...

http://www.wps.com/J/BM/bluetarp_files/bluetarp.htm

I wish I had found this years earlier, but these pages have saved me a lot of headaches in recent years.
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby lemur » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:02 pm

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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby TomServo » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:06 pm

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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby lemur » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:14 pm

it is a good resource.

ive referred to it over the years as well.
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby Bob » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:27 pm

That's my web content -- no idea whose site you posted, but the content was copied wholesale without permission.

My current web pages with that content are linked in my sigline. Haven't updated them in years, but so it goes.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby TomServo » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:36 pm

Bob wrote:That's my web content -- no idea whose site you posted, but the content was copied wholesale without permission.

My current web pages with that content are linked in my sigline. Haven't updated them in years, but so it goes.

Hope this helps.


Don't know either, but the prior version has been up for a while. anyhow...I must give credit where credit is due...MANY THANKS Bob!
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby danibel » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:57 pm

Hey Bob! I didn't know that was you here on Eplaya! HAHA!

It's Dani from Camp D'nile. :D

I too have used your pages for reference and I really like it. Thanks for writing all that shit down!
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby Bob » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:21 pm

Oh hi there!

Had my pages hosted at sirius.com in the 90s before they folded as a local ISP, then at pacbell.net, then at GeoCities before they were crushed like a bug by Yahoo. Editing content at sites.google.com is annoying beyond belief, and the results are ugly even compared to GeoCities, but at least it's free and it's still there, for now. Lots of dead links, have to update things sometime. It is what it is.

Apropos of nothing, it's amazing that people who bitched about GeoCities seem to have no problem with Facebook or Google.
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby lemur » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:49 pm

oh yer right i didnt notice the URL was wrong.


yeah ..the content is a total 1:1 rip off..

anyways i have been referring to the 100% according to hoyle Bob version, not the rip off
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby TomServo » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:23 pm

uh huh
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby ApolloPan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:58 am

Hail Eris! So, I've been burnin' for some years now, and I've recently obtained a surplus of cardboard- does anyone have some brilliant ideas on have to weatherize or even waterproof the stuff? I'm thinking duct tape & emergency blankets, but I'd really love some less labor intense, crowd-source suggestions. Thanks!
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby trilobyte » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:17 pm

I can only imagine you'd need something more labor intensive than you describe. Duct-taping emergency blankets will make them shiny, but won't do anything at all to help secure it. Unless you put a lot of work into fortification, or unless it's magic cardboard, whatever you secure it to could be torn loose by even moderate winds. Plus it does sometimes rain out there, cardboard generally doesn't like that one bit. Good luck with whatever you go with.
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby BBadger » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:24 pm

Bob wrote:Had my pages hosted at sirius.com in the 90s before they folded as a local ISP, then at pacbell.net, then at GeoCities before they were crushed like a bug by Yahoo. Editing content at sites.google.com is annoying beyond belief, and the results are ugly even compared to GeoCities, but at least it's free and it's still there, for now. Lots of dead links, have to update things sometime. It is what it is.


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Apropos of nothing, it's amazing that people who bitched about GeoCities seem to have no problem with Facebook or Google.


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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:20 pm

..and let's not forget the easily forgettable 15 minutes of fame that Google+ had.
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby oxygen » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:07 pm

A lot of images for desert shade structures here:
http://thisisblackrockcity.blogspot.com/
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Re: Desert Shade Structure Resource

Postby garyt » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:55 pm

ApolloPan wrote:Hail Eris! So, I've been burnin' for some years now, and I've recently obtained a surplus of cardboard- does anyone have some brilliant ideas on have to weatherize or even waterproof the stuff? I'm thinking duct tape & emergency blankets, but I'd really love some less labor intense, crowd-source suggestions. Thanks!



Last year someone at Illumination Village built a complete shade structure out of cardboard. It had rooms and everything. Pretty amazing I must say.
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