mdmf007 wrote:Second or third year a neighbor was using the old blue tarp and PVC for poles for a shade structure. He used rebar for stakes but didnt pound them in deep enough or didnt have enough.
During an awesome wind storm, his shade structure caught the wind perfect and ripped the upwind side out of the ground, flipping over the down wind side. The stakes were still attached to the 8 foot long cords, and now having been spun 180 degrees at just under the speed of sound struck my truck. The first one went through the windshield completely dead center, the second one pierced the hood like an arrow. - It gets better.
Now that it is anchored on all four sides it catches the wind again, the spear in the hood is not coming loose because it is wedged in tight. The one in the windshield had gone through completely andnow that it is being pulled on it turns like a toggle inside my cab and locks against the windshield. The next big puff then pulls the entire windshield out and flings it 40 feet downwind.
Barely any glass in the cab. and we sealed it up with plastic and tape in less than 5 minutes to preserve my dust free cab.
took only 5 seconds for the entire destructive phase to do its thing.
Fire_Moose wrote:Some friends were putting their carport up, one side had legs and the other didnt as the wind started to pick up. So they staked the legs that were on with rebar and began to put the other legs on. as they lifted the other side the wind caught it and flipped it over, bending all 4 legs on the first side at over a 90 degree angle, about a foot off the ground. This happened on monday..before noon.
Fire_Moose wrote:At our Decompression they have a HUGE geo dome. We decided to put a tarp on the outside of it, so there was some shade. Well once the wind started up it got so bad that the force of the wind on the tarp on the dome bent like 6 of the struts (that's what they're called right?) and put a nice big dent into the dome.
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