I'm a virgin and am very excited to finally be headed to BM this year! I'm driving from the East Coast in my old Class B van and would like to have a shade structure for it.
I'd like for it to be about 10 x 20; it also needs to be 10 feet tall because of the van's height. I considered the Costco carport but I don't think it's quite tall enough.
I'd like to have a flat top canopy similar to this one from Jon Sarriugarte's Black Rock Shade kit. Scroll to the bottom of the page. http://formandreform.com/wordpress/?page_id=2576
What I can't get through my thick skull is how the PVC should be attached to the rebar. One thread said to wrap the PVC in plastic wrap, then duct tape the hell out of it to the rebar. Another thread said to insert the PVC over at least 1.5 feet of rebar (leaving about 1.5 feet of rebar buried in the playa).
I like the idea of placing the PVC directly over the rebar, but I have visions of the wind having its way with the PVC and lifting it right off the rebar.
And would the PVC do as well if I used 12-inch nails? They're lighter to haul, easier to wrangle --
What am I missing here? TIA!